The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is an independent agency of the Federal government of the United States. It was created in 1934 by an act of the Congress of the United States, and is led by the Congress.
The FCC coordinates domestic and international communications by controlling radio, television, telecommunications, satellites, and cables. It covers more than 50 states, Columbia, and territories in the United States to ensure the safety of radio and wire communications products related to life and property. FCC accreditation -- FCC certification -- is required for many radio applications, communications products, and digital products to enter the U.S. market.
1. Statement of Conformity: The responsible party of the product (manufacturer or importer) shall test the product at the qualified testing institution designated by the FCC and make a test report. If the product meets the FCC standards, the product shall be labeled accordingly, and the user manual shall declare that the product meets the FCC standards, and the test report shall be kept for the FCC to request.
2. Apply for ID. First, apply for an FRN to fill in other forms. If you are applying for an FCC ID for the first time, you will need to apply for a permanent GRANTEE CODE. While awaiting FCC approval to distribute the Grantee Code to the Applicant, the Applicant shall promptly have the Equipment tested. The FCC shall have approved the Grantee Code by the time all FCC required submissions have been prepared and the Test Report has been completed. Applicants complete FCC Forms 731 and 159 online using this Code, test report, and required materials. Upon receipt of Form 159 and the remittance, the FCC will begin processing applications for certification. The average time the FCC takes to process an ID request is 60 days. At the conclusion of the process, the FCC will send the applicant an Original Grant with the FCC ID. After the applicant gets the certificate, he can sell or export the products.
Penalty provisions editing
The FCC usually imposes stiff penalties on products that violate the rules. The severity of the punishment is generally enough to make the offender bankrupt and unable to recover. So very few people will knowingly break the law. The FCC penalizes illegal product sellers in the following ways:
1. All products that do not meet the specifications will be confiscated;
2. To impose a fine of 100,000 to 200,000 dollars on each person or organization;
3. Penalty of double the total sales revenue of the unqualified products;
4. The daily penalty for each violation is $10,000.