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What is the WPC ETA Certification

What is the WPC Certificate/ Equipment Type Approval (ETA) for India?

The WPC (Wireless Planning & Coordination) is the national broadcasting authority and is part of the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology. It was founded in 1952 and has its headquarters in New Delhi, as well as other regional offices in Mumbai, Chennai, Calcutta and Guwahati.

The main tasks of the WPC are the issuing of amateur radio licenses and the allocation and monitoring of the frequency spectrum.

Additionally, WPC is responsible for the WPC ETA Certification (WPC Equipment Type Approval ETA) and other wireless certifications.

 

What approvals does WPC issue?

The approvals issued by WPC include

For foreign producers, however, in most cases only the WPC ETA Approval is relevant. WPC certification is used abroad as a synonym for ETA (Equipment Type Approval).

Here is a brief video about the WPC certification, presented by Julian Busch, director of
MPR International GmbH / China Certification Corporation:

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How do I get the WPC license?

The WPC certification process is relatively simple compared to other certification types and can be completed within 2 to 3 months. After the application, the applicant has to submit RF (Radio Frequency) Test Reports which have to be issued by an accredited testing laboratory. Until 2020, it was possible to conduct these tests abroad and use these reports. However, since the beginning of 2021, international test report are no longer accepted and hence, tests have to be conducted locally in India. A factory inspection is not necessary for the WPC (ETA) Approval.

An issued WPC license is valid for the entire product lifetime. In case of a product modification a new license must be applied for.

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The process of a WPC ETA (Equipment Type Approval) Certification

Which products are covered by the WPC license?

WPC certification is mandatory for all wireless devices, such as WiFi, ZigBee, Bluetooth etc. in India. WPC required products can be found in the following categories:

A detailed overview of the products requiring certification can be found on our page for WPC certification mandatory products.

Only frequencies on unlicensed bands are allowed. The frequency ranges must also never exceed the mentioned limits. Producers must therefore know in advance which exact frequencies they are allowed to use.
Feel free to contact us if you want to receive more information on this.

 

More information on WPC Certification for India

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For more information regarding the WPC certification, please read our free information booklet “WPC Certification – The Booklet“.

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