Wireless equipment is required to meet minimum technical requirements in accordance with the provisions of the Radiocommunications Act and departmental standards. Compliance with technical requirements is an essential element of spectrum management. Certification is a necessary measure to identify equipment that complies with mandatory standards.

The Radio Equipment List (REL) is an Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada publication, listing radio equipment which has been certified for use in Canada.

Certification of radio equipment means that the equipment complies with established Radio Standards Specifications (RSS) requirements, in accordance with Radio Standards Procedure (RSP). A "Technical Acceptance Certificate" is issued accordingly. A licence to operate the equipment, where applicable, is required separately and is granted solely on the basis of the existing radio environment, type of service and location of operation.

BlueQ Services provides regulatory test services (ISO 17025 accredited) for all test standards listed below and can obtain ISED Certification for your radio products via our partner FCBs (Foreign Certification Body)

Test Standards

Standard* Description Technology
ICES-003 Information Technology Equipment (including Digital Apparatus) Information Technology Equipment
RSS-102 Radio Frequency (RF) Exposure Compliance of Radiocommunication Apparatus All
RSS-132 Cellular Telephone Systems Operating in the Bands 824-849 MHz and 869-894 MHz Cellular
RSS-133 2 GHz Personal Communications Services Cellular (PCS)
RSS-134 900 MHz Narrowband Personal Communication Service 900 MHz Devices
RSS-210 Licence-Exempt Radio Apparatus Wireless Microphones, RFID (433.5-434.5 MHz), Devices operating in the bands 902-928 MHz, 2435-2465 MHz, 5785-5815 MHz, 10.5-10.55 GHz, 24.075-24.175 GHz and 33.4-36 GHz., Field disturbance sensors, Automatic vehicle identification systems (AVIS), fixed point-to-point systems operating in the frequency band 24.05-24.25 GHz, devices operating in the 57-71 GHz band, wideband devices that have a 10 dB bandwidth less than 500 MHz operating in the band 5925-7250 MHz.
RSS-216 Wireless Power Transfer Devices Wireless Chargers
RSS-220 Devices Using Ultra-Wideband (UWB) Technology Ultra-Wideband (UWB)
RSS-244 Medical Devices Operating in the Band 413-457 MHz Medical Devices
RSS-247 Digital Transmission Systems (DTSs), Frequency Hopping Systems (FHSs) and Licence-Exempt Local Area Network (LE-LAN) Devices Bluetooth, WLAN, Zigbee
RSS-251 Vehicular Radar and Airport Fixed or Mobile Radar in the 76-81 GHz Frequency Band Radar 76-81 GHz
RSS-252 Intelligent Transportation Systems — Dedicated Short Range Communications (DSRC) — On-Board Unit (OBU) 5850-5925 MHz

* testing will be performed according to the latest Issue Version published by Innovation, Science and Economic Development (ISED)