Product Certification Guidance
FCC, ISED, CE, RED, JP, MIC, International Homologation
ACB's process for device certification
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Welcome to American Certification Body, Inc. (ACB).
For security and proper tracking, most applications for certification or approval are processed using our e-file system. Our e-file system allows you to create the project and upload supporting exhibit files at your own convenience. The system allows for 24/7 monitoring of your project as our international staff work on your application around the clock.
A few tasks can be done outside the e-file system. For example, obtaining a grantee code, modifying a grantee code, obtaining an in-country Canadian Representative, requesting a quote, and some other types of research work. These can be performed by contacting ACB or using email and phone calls.
This is the basic outline for using ACB's services via the e-file system.
If you do not have an account then you must first register with our system by selecting your own user name and password.
After you register and sign in you will see an option to Create a New Application. The New Application menu gives selection for the certification services offered by ACB such as;
Depending on the type of certification service you select you are presented with a form to provide some basic information about your product or device. Typically, the name of the applicant is required. Sometimes the applicant is the person creating this project. Other times there is a test lab creating the project on behalf of a customer and that customer is the Applicant.
In cases for FCC or ISED certification, you must provide the FCC ID or ISED ID that you are applying for. This is the ID that will appear on the product labeling. This is an ID that is determined/chosen by the applicant. For clarification you can contact ACB and we will guide you through this process, it's what we do.
After the project is entered into the system you have the option to perform actions to that project such as;
Each project and application has within it a transaction history. This allows you to monitor the application as it moves through the certification process. Our staff will contact you for any additional information if it is required. For some applications comments will be issued that may simply be an FYI or may request additional clarification of details.
After our staff processes the required certificate or grant you will receive it via the email address that you registered with. You can edit and modify your contact info at any time as well as provide additional contacts that are relevant only to a specific application.
Each time you return and sign in you will be able to see a listing of all projects and applications that you have entered into our system. You can return and work on them in your own time. Our system has various color codes which indicate the status of each application. These color codes denote if an application is waiting for more information, or granted, or has billing pending, etc...
We are proud of the fact that our system has helped hundreds of customers process thousands of device certifications. Let us help you bring your product to domestic and international markets efficiently and economically.
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