Clarify some frequently certification questions!

We in the IBRACE group aim to facilitate and expedite the processes of certification of products and telecommunications products.

We know that often the certification process can become confusing and perhaps some detail goes unnoticed. For these reasons we put our knowledge at the disposal to clarify the recurring questions of the proceedings.

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Questions about the Anatel certification process

Does IBRACE warn you when my certificates will expire?

Yes! The Ibrace communicates the customer 3 to 4 months before the expiration of the technical conformity certificate in order to maintain…

In which situations can the certificate of conformity issued by OCD be cancelled or suspended?

The certificate of conformity issued by OCD may be suspended for several reasons, such as: The interested party ceases to promote the adjustments in the certified product, determined as a result of the alteration or editing of regulations applicable to them, in accordance with the terms of art. 6th of resolution 242. The interested party ceases to comply with the provisions of the accompanying contract for periodic evaluation of the product or for the maintenance of the manufacturer's quality system, established with the designated certification body, after the certification of the Product The interested party makes use of the certificate of Conformity for disclosure of product characteristics which have not been evaluated; Or The interested party makes use of any form of promotional dissemination of the certification of products which may induce, to third parties, a different product of the effectively certified certificate. Elapsed 180 (180) days of the suspension act, without the adjustments to the product provided for in art. 6, single paragraph, or the completion of a new certification, or the submission of justification accepted by the designated certification body, the Certificate of conformity shall be subject to…

What is the validity of my certificate?

The validity of the certificate is related to the category of your product. They are: Category I: 1 (one) year of validity Category II: 2 (two) years of validity Category III: You do not need to revalidate the certificate unless there is a change in the product or the applicable…

Do I need to renew my certificates periodically?

Depends on. If your product fits in category III it is not necessary, at least if there is any change in the same or standard. For category I products The renewal needs to be annual, for category II the maintenance of the certificate takes place every two…

Can I make the approval in Anatel directly? Without hiring a OCD?

Yes, it is possible to approve Anatel in a direct way, without the hiring of a OCD only in the cases of products for own use, and without the right to…

I have no company in Brazil, can I approve of Anatel?

Yes, even if you do not have a company in Brazil, but for that your company should have a national partner (company legally established in Brazil), company that will be responsible for the marketing of the product, for the guarantees, assistance Technique and supply of…

Who should apply for approval of a product in Anatel?

The parties which may request the approval of a product in Anatel shall be: The manufacturer of the product; The supplier of the product in Brazil; Physical or legal person requesting the approval of a telecommunication product for its own use. The proof that the interested party is regularly established according to Brazilian laws in order to be responsible for the quality, supply and technical assistance related to the product in the national territory should be made by Presentation of the card of the taxpayer, of the Social contract, and of the letter of representation of the manufacturer of the product, when the application for approval is made by…

What is understood as a factory unit by Anatel?

The manufacturing unit is the company responsible for the production/manufacturing of the Product object of approval. Where the final assembly of a product is…

What is understood as a manufacturer by Anatel?

The manufacturer is the holder of the technology, or in other words, the owner of the project, the product developer object of…

What is understood as a manufacturer by Anatel?

The manufacturer is the holder of the technology, or in other words, the owner of the project, the product developer object of…

Who is involved in an approval process at Anatel?

The parties involved for the approval of a product in Anatel are: Customer (responsible for sending the documents and information and samples for testing); OCD (Responsible for evaluating the documents and being correct, is the issuing of the certificate of technical conformity); Test laboratories accredited by Inmetro (who performs the tests on the samples of the products), GS1 (optional; no longer mandatory in March/2016), Information/Documents from: Manufacturer, manufacturing unit, applicant for…

Who is involved in an approval process at Anatel?

The parties involved for the approval of a product in Anatel are: Customer (responsible for sending the documents and information and samples for testing); OCD (Responsible for evaluating the documents and being correct, is the issuing of the certificate of technical conformity); Test laboratories accredited by Inmetro (who performs the tests on the samples of the products), GS1 (optional; no longer mandatory in March/2016), Information/Documents from: Manufacturer, manufacturing unit, applicant for…

Is there more than one OCD? How to choose the best?

Yes, there are several OCDs in Brazil, which can be consulted through the site of ANATEL. IBRACE is OCD No. 1 in relation to the quality and quantity of certified processes, according to information from the ANATEL website itself.  For you can choose the best OCD, be attentive to the PQC (continuous quality Plan). In order to promote the continuous improvement of the certification process and approval of telecommunications products led by Anatel was initiated, in January 2013, the continuing quality program of the designated certification bodies (PQC-OCD ). The primary objective of the program is to evaluate the performance of the OCDs, setting specific targets for the maximum quantity of approval requirements, of each OCD, which undergo "requirements" before their approval. The number of requirements reflects the need to re-evaluate the documentation submitted when applying for approval, arising from any technical or documentary failure occurring during the product conformity assessment process. In order to give more transparency to the program, each quarter, the percentage of requirements analyzed by the agency that went through demands, of each OCD, and the results are published on the Anatel's website on the…

Is it mandatory to hire a OCD?

Yes. The OCD is the intermediary between Anatel and the client, it is he who issues the certificates of conformity of telecommunications products, which are necessary prerequisite for obtaining the approval, by Anatel, for the purpose of marketing and legal use Of these products in…

What is OCD?

In order for the certification process to begin it is necessary to contact the IBRACE, which is a OCD of ANATEL (designated Certification body). The IBRACE is the bridge between his company and Anatel, it is he who conducts the whole process of Anatel certification, called the conformity assessment of telecommunications products, issuing the final certificate of technical conformity. Only with this certificate issued by OCD is it possible to obtain the approval of the product, in order to be possible the legal marketing of its equipment in national…

Who can certify a product?

The certification of products was designated by ANATEL to be implemented by IBRACE, a OCD (designated Certification body). In the form of telecommunications items which can be approved, only the OCD may issue the certificate of technical conformity. and any physical or legal person may request a OCD to certify their product, irrespective of the purpose of approval in…

Who can certify a product?

The certification of products was designated by ANATEL to be implemented by IBRACE, a OCD (designated Certification body). In the form of telecommunications items which can be approved, only the OCD may issue the certificate of technical conformity. and any physical or legal person may request a OCD to certify their product, irrespective of the purpose of approval in…

What is the difference of Anatel certification and Anatel approval?

Anatel certification is the first part of the process to achieve Anatel approval, and to be able to sell its product on the market. It is exclusive for telecommunications products, consisting of a set of procedures that result in the issuance of the certificate of technical conformity. The approval of the product is the form of recognition of ANATEL that his product has undergone the certification process. After receiving the OCD technical compliance certificate, an approval code is generated on the ANATEL website. This code needs to be recorded in the product and in some cases in the…

What is Anatel approval?

Anatel approval is what enables a national company to market a telecommunications product (*) in Brazil, a product that Anatel considers to be homologous. (*) provided that duly identified with the Anatel…

What is Anatel certification?

Anatel certification is a set of regulated and standardized procedures that result in the dispatch of certificate or specific declaration of conformity for telecommunication…

Which document regulates ANATEL approval?

The main document regulating ANATEL type-approval is resolution 242 (issued in 2000). and 2 years later, resolution 323 was issued which complements Resolution 242. And in view of new needs that have arisen over the years, new documents have been generated (IGs, Minutes and Crafts) supplementing some information, or giving new…

What is the difference between approval and license (grant) at ANATEL?

The approval of a radio equipment with ANATEL represents that this product complies with the Federal telecommunications legislation in force in the country, being able to be used in a licensed network. The license/grant of use of a particular radio frequency is the act in which ANATEL, by means of a technical project prepared by an engineer, authorizes the use/exploitation of a frequency in a particular region of the country. In practical terms, approval and license of use are two distinct acts, which are related only to the fact that ANATEL does not issue a license (grant) for use in non-approved products. Therefore, to plead a license (grant) with ANATEL, you must have radio equipment duly approved by…

What is the difference between approval and license (grant) at ANATEL?

The approval of a radio equipment with ANATEL represents that this product complies with the Federal telecommunications legislation in force in the country, being able to be used in a licensed network. The license/grant of use of a particular radio frequency is the act in which ANATEL, by means of a technical project prepared by an engineer, authorizes the use/exploitation of a frequency in a particular region of the country. In practical terms, approval and license of use are two distinct acts, which are related only to the fact that ANATEL does not issue a license (grant) for use in non-approved products. Therefore, to plead a license (grant) with ANATEL, you must have radio equipment duly approved by…

is OCD evaluated by ANATEL?

Yes! ANATEL has a program called the continued quality of the designated certification bodies (PQC-OCD), which makes an average between the number of certifications carried out in the quarter and the amount of requirements received by each OCD. The smaller this number, the higher the quality of the OCD service. It is important to follow the outcome of this program, because any error in the process has as a result the delay of the entry of your product into the…

What does the IBRACE?

IBRACE Certifications is a OCD, which 15 years ago offers its clients full service in the ANATEL certification, making the approval process simple and fast. Due to our experience and after thousands of approvals, we are market leaders and one of the only groups to offer the synergy between certifying body and testing laboratory (CERTLAB). We always cherish our services with excellence, and for this reason we are appointed by the program of Continuous quality Control (PQC) of ANATEL as a reference in quality and efficiency, being the best in the…

The product I want to sell is already approved in Anatel by another company, can I sell it?

The right to use the identification of the type-approval may not be transferred or given to third parties, except in the continuation of the use by succession recognized by Anatel. The applicant for approval in Anatel is responsible for the marketing of the product in Brazil. The applicant can sell the product by providing an invoice to several Brazilian companies and these, in turn, can resell to any other company and so on. It is important to note that the first sale will be made by the applicant for the approved product on his behalf. Thereafter the companies that buy their product will not need to approve on their behalf, because the product is already approved by the…

The product I want to sell is already approved in Anatel by another company, can I sell it?

The right to use the identification of the type-approval may not be transferred or given to third parties, except in the continuation of the use by succession recognized by Anatel. The applicant for approval in Anatel is responsible for the marketing of the product in Brazil. The applicant can sell the product by providing an invoice to several Brazilian companies and these, in turn, can resell to any other company and so on. It is important to note that the first sale will be made by the applicant for the approved product on his behalf. Thereafter the companies that buy their product will not need to approve on their behalf, because the product is already approved by the…

I have tests conducted abroad, can I use them to do the approval in Anatel?

ANATEL does not allow the use of reports issued abroad, except for rare exceptions approved directly by the agency. The reports must be issued by Brazilian laboratories accredited by Inmetro, taking account of the IG01 of…

I have a product for my own use, I need to do the Anatel approval?

Yes, approval needs to be made. There is a declaration approval process for cases of products for own use (and without the right to marketing). Products classified as radio equipment intended for special applications and those imported for use by the importer, without the right to marketing and the provision of telecommunications service, shall be approved directly by…

I'll sell a few units, I need to do the approval at Anatel?

Yes, the type-approval is necessary whenever the product is marketed, even in a small…

Is the approval of the products compulsory in Anatel? What are the products approved by Anatel today?

If your product fits in one of these two criteria defined by ANATEL will need certification, they are:/p > Technology: If the equipment has technologies such as Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and radio transmission. Components: It is related to the types of cables and connectors indispensable for the communication system. However, some components of cell phones such as batteries, chargers and some accessories also need certification. To make sure that you need it, you can do the query by category, they are: Category I: They are mostly products that will be used by end users. The equipment of this category needs to be retested annually so that it is proven that no modification has occurred in the same during the production time, and consequently so that they can continue on the market. Examples of category I products: Cell phone; cell phone battery; Cell phone chargers; Modem. Category II: Devices that emit radio signal, such as AM and FM transmitters and receivers. These equipments need revaluation every two years, where they are verified by documentation if the specifications remain the same as those tested, the laboratory tests are not necessary. Examples of category II products: Wifi network equipment; Radio-frequency automation equipment; Antennas and radio and television transmitters. Category III: They are products that follow national legislation in the question of reliability and electromagnetic compatibility. They are appliances that operate internally and have no direct contact with the end user. These equipments do not have to undergo retests or revaluations unless they undergo a change in design or the applicable standard. Examples of category III products: Fiber optic cables; Cable…

Products that have already been certified by the FCC or CE can be marketed in Brazil?

Yes, as long as they are not products which are eligible for approval by ANATEL. For products eligible for approval by Anatel, the certification of other countries is not recognised, approval is required at…

How long is the Anatel approval process?

The duration of the process may vary according to some factors, such as: Tests: Some products require more testing or longer x failure and need to retest; Documentation: Sending documents on scheduled dates x pending. But in general, the processes last around two months: one month for the certification process and one month for the approval…

What documents do I need to approve in Anatel my products?

To approve a product, you must forward the following documents to OCD: Technical Specification; Technical Manual; User Manual; external and internal photos; Pictures of the label; Electrical scheme; that 9001; Product supplier data in Brazil; Letter of representation; Manufacturer's data; Data from the plant; Specific declarations on a case-by-case…

Can I use the same initial certification sample to maintain my certificate?

Don't. Maintenance occurs to prove that there were no changes to your product during the time the certificate was valid. Therefore, when testing the same sample of the initial certification the test will surely be accomplished successfully, and you will not be able to make sure that your product has not undergone any…

Does my certificate have validity? Do I need to renew?

Depends on. If your product fits in category III it is not necessary, at least if there is any change in the same or applicable standard. For category I products The renewal needs to be annual, for category II the maintenance of the certificate takes place every two years. The certificate of conformity shall remain valid as long as the product is marketed, through initial certification and maintenance of the…

Who defines what should be tested on my product?

The technical requirements are defined by the OCD, based on the type of product that is being analyzed. The tests vary from product to…

WHO defines which products need to be approved by Anatel?

ANATEL does not have a defined list of product types that need to be certified, so two main criteria have been established to determine whether a product is certification-capable, they are: By technology: If the equipment has technologies such as Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and radio transmission. By components: It is related to the types of cables and connectors indispensable for the communication system. However, some components of cell phones such as batteries, chargers and some accessories also need certification. To verify that your product needs certification, you need to fit it into one of three categories: Category I: They are mostly products that will be used by end users. The equipment of this category needs to be retested annually so that it is proven that no modification has occurred in the same during the production time, and consequently so that they can continue on the market. Examples of category I products: Cell phone; cell phone battery; Cell phone chargers; Modem. Category II: Devices that emit radio signal, such as AM and FM transmitters and receivers. These equipments need revaluation every two years, where they are verified by documentation if the specifications remain the same as those tested, the laboratory tests are not necessary. Examples of category II products: Wifi network equipment; Radio-frequency automation equipment; Antennas and radio and television transmitters. Category III: They are products that follow national legislation in the question of reliability and electromagnetic compatibility. They are appliances that operate internally and have no direct contact with the end user. These equipments do not have to undergo retests or revaluations unless they undergo changes in projects or change the norm. Examples of category III products: Fiber optic cables; Cable…

What do I need to approve a product in Anatel?

To approve a product, you must forward the following documents to IBRACE: Technical Specification; Technical Manual; User Manual; external and internal photos; Pictures of the label; Electrical scheme; that 9001; Product supplier data in Brazil; Letter of representation; Manufacturer's data; Data from the plant; Specific declarations on a case-by-case basis; In addition to the sending of these documents are started the tests in the products. After all tests have been carried out, the OCD issues a certificate of technical conformity. After the product obtains the certification the same is included in the certification and approval management Service, known by the acronym SGCH, a database where all the certified products in the country are compiled. This inclusion on the ANATEL site occurs at a rate, after payment the OCD gives progress in the approval process. In order to enter the approval process, the following documents must be submitted:  Completed approval application form; Certificate issued by OCD; Product Manual translated into Portuguese; Photo of provisional Anatel's seal. The process ends when ANATEL includes your product on the site SGCH and generates an approval number, this needs to be in all products or in some cases is accepted its application in the Product…

Is there any kind of training on the Anatel approval process?

The ANATEL itself does not own, however, the IBRACE Group offers free trainings on this process, with material and unique guide to show how your process can be simple and…

Is there any kind of training on the Anatel approval process?

The ANATEL itself does not own, however, the IBRACE Group offers free trainings on this process, with material and unique guide to show how your process can be simple and…

How do I start? Who do I look for first?

To initiate the certification process you need to contact IBRACE, which is a OCD, and request a proposal. For this it is necessary to send to the OCD the technical specifications of the product and the definitions of all interfaces that are to be…

How is the ANATEL type-approval process?

The process steps can be accompanied in this guide prepared by IBRACE certifications: go…

Does IBRACE warn you when my certificates will expire?

Yes! The Ibrace communicates the customer 3 to 4 months before the expiration of the technical conformity certificate in order to maintain…

In which situations can the certificate of conformity issued by OCD be cancelled or suspended?

The certificate of conformity issued by OCD may be suspended for several reasons, such as: The interested party ceases to promote the adjustments in the certified product, determined as a result of the alteration or editing of regulations applicable to them, in accordance with the terms of art. 6th of resolution 242. The interested party ceases to comply with the provisions of the accompanying contract for periodic evaluation of the product or for the maintenance of the manufacturer's quality system, established with the designated certification body, after the certification of the Product The interested party makes use of the certificate of Conformity for disclosure of product characteristics which have not been evaluated; Or The interested party makes use of any form of promotional dissemination of the certification of products which may induce, to third parties, a different product of the effectively certified certificate. Elapsed 180 (180) days of the suspension act, without the adjustments to the product provided for in art. 6, single paragraph, or the completion of a new certification, or the submission of justification accepted by the designated certification body, the Certificate of conformity shall be subject to…

What is the validity of my certificate?

The validity of the certificate is related to the category of your product. They are: Category I: 1 (one) year of validity Category II: 2 (two) years of validity Category III: You do not need to revalidate the certificate unless there is a change in the product or the applicable…

Do I need to renew my certificates periodically?

Depends on. If your product fits in category III it is not necessary, at least if there is any change in the same or standard. For category I products The renewal needs to be annual, for category II the maintenance of the certificate takes place every two…

Can I make the approval in Anatel directly? Without hiring a OCD?

Yes, it is possible to approve Anatel in a direct way, without the hiring of a OCD only in the cases of products for own use, and without the right to…

I have no company in Brazil, can I approve of Anatel?

Yes, even if you do not have a company in Brazil, but for that your company should have a national partner (company legally established in Brazil), company that will be responsible for the marketing of the product, for the guarantees, assistance Technique and supply of…

Who should apply for approval of a product in Anatel?

The parties which may request the approval of a product in Anatel shall be: The manufacturer of the product; The supplier of the product in Brazil; Physical or legal person requesting the approval of a telecommunication product for its own use. The proof that the interested party is regularly established according to Brazilian laws in order to be responsible for the quality, supply and technical assistance related to the product in the national territory should be made by Presentation of the card of the taxpayer, of the Social contract, and of the letter of representation of the manufacturer of the product, when the application for approval is made by…

What is understood as a factory unit by Anatel?

The manufacturing unit is the company responsible for the production/manufacturing of the Product object of approval. Where the final assembly of a product is…

What is understood as a manufacturer by Anatel?

The manufacturer is the holder of the technology, or in other words, the owner of the project, the product developer object of…

What is understood as a manufacturer by Anatel?

The manufacturer is the holder of the technology, or in other words, the owner of the project, the product developer object of…

Who is involved in an approval process at Anatel?

The parties involved for the approval of a product in Anatel are: Customer (responsible for sending the documents and information and samples for testing); OCD (Responsible for evaluating the documents and being correct, is the issuing of the certificate of technical conformity); Test laboratories accredited by Inmetro (who performs the tests on the samples of the products), GS1 (optional; no longer mandatory in March/2016), Information/Documents from: Manufacturer, manufacturing unit, applicant for…

Who is involved in an approval process at Anatel?

The parties involved for the approval of a product in Anatel are: Customer (responsible for sending the documents and information and samples for testing); OCD (Responsible for evaluating the documents and being correct, is the issuing of the certificate of technical conformity); Test laboratories accredited by Inmetro (who performs the tests on the samples of the products), GS1 (optional; no longer mandatory in March/2016), Information/Documents from: Manufacturer, manufacturing unit, applicant for…

Is there more than one OCD? How to choose the best?

Yes, there are several OCDs in Brazil, which can be consulted through the site of ANATEL. IBRACE is OCD No. 1 in relation to the quality and quantity of certified processes, according to information from the ANATEL website itself.  For you can choose the best OCD, be attentive to the PQC (continuous quality Plan). In order to promote the continuous improvement of the certification process and approval of telecommunications products led by Anatel was initiated, in January 2013, the continuing quality program of the designated certification bodies (PQC-OCD ). The primary objective of the program is to evaluate the performance of the OCDs, setting specific targets for the maximum quantity of approval requirements, of each OCD, which undergo "requirements" before their approval. The number of requirements reflects the need to re-evaluate the documentation submitted when applying for approval, arising from any technical or documentary failure occurring during the product conformity assessment process. In order to give more transparency to the program, each quarter, the percentage of requirements analyzed by the agency that went through demands, of each OCD, and the results are published on the Anatel's website on the…

Is it mandatory to hire a OCD?

Yes. The OCD is the intermediary between Anatel and the client, it is he who issues the certificates of conformity of telecommunications products, which are necessary prerequisite for obtaining the approval, by Anatel, for the purpose of marketing and legal use Of these products in…

What is OCD?

In order for the certification process to begin it is necessary to contact the IBRACE, which is a OCD of ANATEL (designated Certification body). The IBRACE is the bridge between his company and Anatel, it is he who conducts the whole process of Anatel certification, called the conformity assessment of telecommunications products, issuing the final certificate of technical conformity. Only with this certificate issued by OCD is it possible to obtain the approval of the product, in order to be possible the legal marketing of its equipment in national…

Who can certify a product?

The certification of products was designated by ANATEL to be implemented by IBRACE, a OCD (designated Certification body). In the form of telecommunications items which can be approved, only the OCD may issue the certificate of technical conformity. and any physical or legal person may request a OCD to certify their product, irrespective of the purpose of approval in…

Who can certify a product?

The certification of products was designated by ANATEL to be implemented by IBRACE, a OCD (designated Certification body). In the form of telecommunications items which can be approved, only the OCD may issue the certificate of technical conformity. and any physical or legal person may request a OCD to certify their product, irrespective of the purpose of approval in…

Is there any way to confirm the authenticity of an approval certificate or to verify the products approved by a particular company?

Yes! Just enter the website of ANATEL (Http://sistemas.anatel.gov.br/sgch/Consulta/Homologacao/Tela.asp?navH=2&c=1&pref=H) and perform search for the number of DMV presented or company name, which all the necessary information will be…

I have found that a company or person is trading radio equipment without approval from ANATEL and/or is indicating non-existent approval numbers, what should I do?

Do not hesitate, comply with your duty as a citizen, formalize a complaint at ANATEL. No radio communication equipment can be marketed without the approval of ANATEL in national…

What are the risks of buying a radio without approval from ANATEL?

Already in the first moment, according to article 183 of the General Telecommunications Act (law 9.472/97), you will be incurring FEDERAL CRIME by clandestinely developing telecommunications activity, because when making use of equipment without the approval of the organ Regulator (Anatel) you will be contributing to the clandestine, since ANATEL does not issue licenses/grants for the use of radio frequencies in equipment not approved by it. In addition, the chance of you acquiring a counterfeit and/or smuggling equipment is eminent, since if the company you are marketing has no link with the manufacturer and consequently does not have approval for the product You will not be able to answer for the product's origin and…

What is the advantage of purchasing products approved by ANATEL?

In addition to being in compliance with the law, you will be assured that the purchased product is original, of reliable origin and that it will be guaranteed in Brazil, since only the manufacturer or authorized distributor in the country can apply for approval with ANATEL and , by acquiring products from either of the two, including their respective authorized reseller channels, you will be fully supported and avoid future annoyances, both with the equipment itself and with the Federal…

How to proceed when the space is insufficient for the placement of the brand and the identification code of approval?

In cases where the space is insufficient for the placing of the mark and the identification code for approval, ANATEL must be consulted in advance. Only she can decide by the exception to the rule. In such cases, a customer's statement is requested explaining the reasons for this exception and this letter is sent by the client or by OCD to ANATEL. After Anatel's reply, and being positive, the email agreement is attached to the process in the Anatel…

Will it be necessary to put the Anatel stamp on my products?

The approved products shall bear the Anatel's seal of identification, legible and indelible, according to the model and instructions inserted in annex III to resolution…

Do I need ISO 9000 to do a certification process?

The ISO 9001 (or manufacturing audit) applies in the case of category I products, or, regardless of the category, where there is more than one manufacturing…