• Scope of Certification
  • Application Type
  • Fees
  • Certification Timeframe


  • Pre-process Review
  • Items required
  • Testing
  • Application Filing
  • Submission to the CAB
  • Issue of the certificate


Pre-process Review

Specifications of the device are reviewed, the application strategy, test samples requirements and a test schedule are set.

The proposed certification strategy will ensure a smooth certification process (independent of host, system and/or family certification) and an "update friendly" certificate. As much as possible, the application will be prepared in a way future changes to the device will not require a full re-certification.

Please note that in general for wireless devices, family certification processes are not accepted, but depending on the chosen CAB, there are possibilities to have several versions of the device certified in the same process.

Items required from the applicant/manufacturer

In order to get started, an application package(*3) with at least the following items will be required:

  • Company official name
  • Complete address
  • Legal Representative name and title
  • Distributor or Importer in Japan
  • ISO 9001 for the applicant and the assembly sub-contractor. (if available)
  • Device name
  • Dimensions, weight
  • Technical description or specifications
  • External views with overall dimensions, location of interface ports
  • Location, design of the certification label
  • Bloc and circuit diagram
  • User’s manual
  • BOM
  • Data sheet of main RF chipsets
  • Antenna characteristics, mechanical drawings and radiation patterns
  • Equipment tamper proof method description (required to prevent access to radio circuitry)
  • Photos
  • Silkscreen of the PCBs
  • Test sample prepared for conducted testing (SMA connector on antenna port)
  • If powered from external source, (battery, AC adapter, Etc.) power input should allow the connection of a test lab power supply.
  • Application software/commands:
    • Channel setting
    • Power setting
    • Modulation ON/OFF
    • Modulation type setting
    • Bluetooth only: Hopping type setting (Standard hopping, AFH)
    • Bluetooth only: EDR and/or standard transmission setting
    • Forced transmission with 100% duty cycle
    • Forced reception

(*3) Please contact us for an updated and detailed checklist



The testing for wireless devices has to be carried out by an MIC certified test facility. (Datatrak test lab certification number is "Kanto Specified No. 0045" and can be checked on the MIC homepage.) Contact us if You already have a test report in accordance to the Japanese requirements, as it may be possible to have it validated by our experts in order to be accepted in a certification process.

We can provide:

  • recommendations and advices for the preparation of the test sample
  • a test computer for the control of the device (upon availability and limited to Windows(R) OS)
  • immediate functional pre-test of the test sample upon receipt
  • research of the best compliant settings for optimized performances of the device
  • diagnostics of un-compliancies found

Application Filing

Preparing the test report and application in Japanese or English as per the format stipulated by the CAB requires the following steps:

  • preparation of the administrative documents (application cover pages) to be signed by the applicant
  • preparation of the test report after the completion of the test session
  • preparation of necessary drawings and bloc diagrams as per the CAB requirements
  • preparation and design of the certification label
  • translation of required support documents. (Manuals, Etc.)

Submission to the CAB

The application will be submitted to the CAB and questions regarding the contents of the file will be answered on your behalf. Whenever possible, questions will be directly answered by our experts. Questions requiring your help will immediately be forwarded to your attention by phone or E-mail. When available, a copy of the submission certificate, showing the reserved certification number will be E-mailed to your attention.

Issue of the certificate

Once the device has obtained certification, the original certificate will be sent to your attention with a copy of the complete application package.

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