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Seminars - Training for FCC Certification

What is FCC certification?

Our seminars are presented to designers, developers and testers of wireless products. As the technologies evolve, the regulations for measurement and certification of wireless products are constantly evolving and creating challenges for electronics industry. Keeping abreast of these changes and the nuances of the regulations is critical for speeding electronics products’ time-to-market. Fierce competition from rival developers creates additional pressure to design the devices for compliance with the regulatory requirements and “getting it right the first time.”

ACB SeminarsNew spectrum and services are being allocated in the US and abroad as the demand for higher speed and multi-point access to information pushes developers to create highly integrated products. Exotic, broadband modulation techniques cram more bits-per-hertz into the allocated spectrum. As it is not uncommon to find multiple-transmitter devices, the challenge to certify these devices creates issues dealing with radiation hazards, electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) and certification strategies.

Our Lecturers have a wealth of experience and information in the field of product certification and will share their perspective and insight on the regulations and evolving requirements for radio frequency systems. This goal of this seminar is to present the latest information on these evolving requirements and to give attendees better understanding of the processes and procedures for approving Wireless equipment.

EMC Training seminar in the UK

Wireless workshop training seminar in Europe

Wireless Approvals Workshop

Wireless Approvals Workshop

Regulatory Compliance for Radio Enabled Equipment

USA FCC – ISED Canada – MIC Japan – RED EU

Two full days of comprehensive instruction for Wireless, RF, Regulatory and Testing engineers at the following location:

5 and 6 June 2019: Milan, Italy

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Free International Approvals Webinars

International Approvals Series - 12 FREE Webinars!!

12 FREE Webinars
Date: 2nd Thursday of each month
Time: 1:00 PM ET/10:00 AM PT

Join us for a free International Approvals webinar on the 2nd Thursday of each month at 1:00 PM ET/10:00 AM PT. Presentation will be between 30 to 45 minutes, with time for questions at end. These informative events will be presented by the Washington Laboratories Academy. If your schedule won’t permit you to attend the live presentation, you can still register and receive a link to the recording that will be sent out later, but you must register at least 24 hours before the event time.

2019 Webinar Series: International Approvals

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Rohde & Schwarz Seminar and Exhibition

Rohde & Schwarz will be hosting Demystifying EMC 2019

Hosted by Rohde & Schwarz Date:
Monday 28 January 2019
Location: The Silverstone Wing, Silverstone Circuit, Northamptonshire

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ACB Training Partner

From EMC to Product Safety, from Radio Frequency to Compliance and Environmental Design, we can help manufacturers get the training your design and testing engineers and technicians need. 

The WL Academy specializes in comprehensive seminars and workshops that combine practical real-world engineering insights and solutions for today's engineering challenges. Taught by experienced engineers, WL Academy Seminars feature two to five day courses in compliance design, engineering, testing and measurement subjects. WL Academy's free workshops provide snapshot training days for current design and testing challenges. We also feature ancillary courses from nationally recognized partners in the electronics testing industry. Let us help your company ease your journey to product compliance. Visit 

2017 International Wireless Certification Conference a Success!

Shanghai, China

International Wireless Certification Conference

The American Certification Body 2017 International Wireless Certification Conference welcomed over 180 participants in bustling Shanghai China, one of the great technology nexus of China. The focus of the Conference was technologies for the wireless certification industry, including requirements for United States, Europe, Canada, China, Australia and Japan.

Co-hosted by China Telecommunications Testing Laboratories (CTTL), the attendees represented the wireless testing and certification services industry providing advanced state-of-the-art engineering, design and test services. It is reported that the Chinese testing industry is responsible for one-half of the wireless devices certified under the Federal Communications Commission certification system. American Certification Body is a top provider of Certification services world-wide. Read about the conference.

ACB Joins MIC Workshop in Tokyo, Japan

MIC Workshop

ACB recently joined the yearly MIC Workshop in Tokyo Japan, invited by our colleagues at the Ministry of Information and Communication and DSP Research. Michael Derby and Pieter Robben joined representatives from Japan, US regulators, Taiwan and Europe to discuss recent advances in the Certification Industry. Critical updates to the FCC Rules, MIC Requirements and EU's Radio Equipment Directive were presented. Our very own Michael Derby (Chair of the TCB Council) presented information on behalf of the TCB Council and Pieter presented information on European test report reviews.  For more information, contact ACB

Radio Equipment Directive Training for Notified Bodies

Radio Equipment Directive Training 

Join these TWO sessions for a comprehensive overview of the requirements.

This training has been tailored for US EMC Conformity Assessment Bodies who now may seek Notified Body status under the RED.

Date: February, 2016

China Wireless Certification Conference

China Wireless Certification Conference
We are pleased to invite you to participate in the First Wireless Certification Conference to be held in Shenzhen, China November 11-12, 2015.

The goal is to bring the TCB and Certification Community together to discuss the latest information for Rules and Compliance for Wireless Devices in Shenzhen, China. The focus of the workshop will include: Read More >>

Wireless Approvals Workshop

ACB EuropeWireless Approvals Workshop
FCC, Canada, Japan & Radio Equipment Directive Featuring IOT and M2M Solutions

2015 May 20 and 21: Helsinki, Finland
2015 June 16 and 17: Como, near Milan, Italy
2015 June 23 and 24: Ratingen, near Dusseldorf, Germany
2015 July 1 and 2: Fleet, Hampshire, near London, UK

Join ACB for a comprehensive overview of compliance, testing, methods and requirements for EMC and Radio Regulations. The seminars will cover methods of evaluation and certification requirements for equipment with demands for EMC and radio compliance, with specific focus on radio regulation compliance.

Read more and register for the seminar here.

Updates to the European Radio Equipment Directive

February 12, 2015 - Webinar

EU radio equipment directive webinar

The goals of the new directive include improving the level of compliance with the "essential requirements", increasing the confidence of all stakeholders in the regulatory framework and clarifying the Directive in order to facilitate its application.

Changes to the R&TTE Directive (1999/5/EC) include alignment with the NLF and other aspects identified as necessary to ensure the compliance and quality of radio equipment. Central to these new requirements are new accreditation requirements, clarification and changes to the roles of Notified Bodies, new requirements for test labs and manufacturers and the issuance of certificates.

Read more and register for the webinar here.

Testing to the New Requirements of EN 300 328 V1.8.1

August 27, 2014 - The webinar will not just focus on facts and numbers but will offer an overview of the standard and the essential technical requirements for meeting the R&TTE Directive.  

A Guide to R&TTE Requirements

RTTE Webinar

The Radio and Telecommunications Terminal Equipment Directive (R&TTE) covers the essential requirements governing communications equipment sold on the European Union (EU) market, a market that includes more than five hundred million consumers. To meet the demands of the technically sophisticated economies, wireless technologies for communication and control has expanded considerably.

These technologies have widened to include all manner of digital modulation schemes and are creating an ever-crowded spectrum. Proper use of this limited resource is a principal foundation of the R&TTED. Read More >>

FCC and Industry Canada

FCC and IC Certification Requirements

Join Us for a One-Hour Webinar Overview of FCC and Industry Canada Certification Requirements.

Japan Wireless Approvals

Join Us for a One-hour Webinar Overview of Japanese Approvals and Certification 

Japan Webinar

This Webinar will cover the requirements for certifying radio equipment for the Japanese market, including technical and administrative details. Testing for compliance with Japanese Radio Regulations can be performed in the US and submitted to a Recognized Certification Body (RCB). American Certification Body has been designated to provide these approvals.

African Regulatory Approvals

An introduction and overview of the requirements for gaining access to African Markets.

Russian Wireless Approvals

November 15, 2012

The Russian export market continues to grow at a fast pace, and with entry into the WTO it is set to increase in the coming years as barriers to market entry are reduced. The country will now lower its import duties, limit its export duties and grant greater access to foreign companies. It will also introduce a host of other measures to bring it into line with WTO trading procedures.  

The Russian certification system is in a transitional phase and new requirements are being introduced across many market segments. Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan have also setup a Customs Union which gives greater access to the region, and this Union may expand in the future making the whole geographical area much more attractive to exporters with one single certificate for market entry for new offerings. 

iNARTE exam - March, 2011

ACB is planning to hold the iNARTE Engineer / Technician Certification Examinations at Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Shanghai, Beijing, and Taipei separately in March, 2011. Welcome to take the examinations if you’re interested in iNARTE international certificates.

Essentials for ESD Programs and iNARTE Certification Exam

This two-day seminar consists of concentrated versions of the ten ESDA tutorials which comprise the ESDA Program Manager (PrM) Certification Program.

Shenzhen, China January 24-26, 2011

China Seminars

ACB recently presented a successful Certification Seminar in Shenzhen, China. Attendees from test laboratories and manufacturers came to hear the latest news and information regarding FCC and Industry Canada Certifications. The seminar was supported by the ACB China team and featured presentations from Tim Johnson, Reviewing Engineer, Wailand Zhang, Reviewing Engineer and Jerry Lee, China Business Manager. ACB provides these seminars to keep our clients and partners up-to-date on the latest and rapidly changing Certification requirements.

Contact Mr. Jerry Lee for more information


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China Seminar - EMC Basic Training

EMC Seminar document in PDF formatEMC Basic Training in Shanghai / Beijing / Shenzhen


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2011 Wireless & EMC Seminar Program: Technology and Methods for FCC, EU and International Compliance

Dates: November 7, 2011- November 11, 2011

2010: FCC, EU and International Compliance Seminar

Join the experts with ATCB, NTS and Washington Laboratories for a comprehensive overview of methods and requirements of EMC and Radio Regulations. This seminar will cover methods of testing, evaluation and certification requirements for commercial equipment with demands for EMC compliance. With specific focus on radio regulations compliance for products bound for global markets. Included is an update on the recent TCB Council and FCC Training. Learn the specific requirements of the FCC Rules and Regulations including recent interpretations and policies and the impact of the new edition of ANSI C63.4 and the newly-issued ANSI C63.10.

The seminar will be provided in two modules. The first module is a two-day comprehensive presentation on FCC, IC and EU requirements for Radio Certification. The second module is a three-day intensive presentation on laboratory methods to meet EMC requirements as well as laboratory best practices to obtain and maintain accreditation.

Updates from the FCC/TCB Council Training. The training will feature critical technical updates on regulations and policies from the FCC/TCB Council training in October 2009.

Demonstrations. Observe laboratory demonstrations of key concepts, compliance measurements, power, frequency, bandwidth, and spurious emissions.

Design, development and test engineers and technicians will benefit from receiving the latest in critical updates on test methodology from practicing experts Dennis Ward and Werner Schaefer. In addition, laboratory management personnel involved in the maintenance of the accreditation status or responsible for obtaining accreditation will benefit from this training as well. Our Lecturers have a wealth of experience and information in the field of product testing and certification and will share their perspective and insight on EMC regulations and evolving requirements for radio frequency systems. This goal of this seminar is to present the latest information on these evolving requirements and to give attendees better understanding of the processes and procedures for approving equipment.

Specific topics include:
•Explanation of new technologies (3G, LTE, WiMAX and UWB) 
•Updates from TCB Council workshop in Baltimore, October 2010 and the latest requirements and changes from FCC, IC and Europe 
•Practical testing techniques 
•Testing methodologies for electronic devices, with a focus on radio transmitter devices 
•Measurement methods using spectrum analyzers including proper methods of determining power, averaging techniques, ACP measurements (and implemented algorithms), bandwidth and spurious emissions 
•Measurement system sensitivity and overload considerations for linear measurements 
•Dynamic range considerations 
•Sweep time considerations (probability of intercept for broadband signals) 
•Extending the frequency range beyond the coax medium (external mixing) 
•Test accreditation, including calibration, uncertainties and engineer proficiency

Seminar Format: The Instruction You Need.

This training opportunity is split into two different topic areas that have been developed to complement each other. The first two days will focus on regulatory matters and the approval of wireless devices. The focus will be on consumer products and systems and the impact of FCC, IC Industry Canada and Europe. The third through fifth day will focus on laboratory techniques, operations, accreditation and QA processes. Attendees can choose to take one or both of these courses.

European Seminar

2011 EU SeminarACB European Seminar Tour a Success: Finland, UK, Spain and Germany   

Training on Wireless Certifications

Chapter Meeting of the IEEE

American Certification Body will be exhibiting at the upcoming EMC Chapter Meeting of the IEEE Milwaukee Section.

Featured Event: Printed Circuit Board Layout for EMC Suppression with Dr. Todd Hubing of Clemson University

Printed Circuit Board layout is often the single most important factor affecting the EMC of electronic systems. PCB’s that are auto-routed or laid out according to a list of “design rules” do not usually meet EMC requirements on the first pass resulting in expensive EMC “fixes” such as ferrites on cables and shielded enclosures. Dr. Todd Hubing has lectured internationally on these design issues.

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Wireless Device Certification Seminar

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Wireless Device Certification Seminar

Wireless Device Certification Seminar

Wireless Device Certification Seminar

Wireless Device Certification Seminar

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