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§ 2.960 Recognition of Telecommunication Certification Bodies (TCBs).
(a) The Commission may recognize Telecommunication Certification Bodies
(TCBs) which have been designated according to requirements of
paragraph (b) or (c) of this section to issue grants of certification
as required under this part. Certification of equipment by a TCB shall
be based on an application with all the information specified in this
part. The TCB shall review the application to determine compliance with
the Commission's requirements and shall issue a grant of equipment
certification in accordance with § 2.911.
(b) In the United States, TCBs shall be accredited and designated by
the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) under its
National Voluntary Conformity Assessment Evaluation (NVCASE) program,
or other recognized programs based on ISO/IEC 17065 (incorporated by
reference, see § 2.910) to comply with the Commission's qualification
criteria for TCBs. NIST may, in accordance with its procedures, allow
other appropriately qualified accrediting bodies to accredit TCBs. TCBs
shall comply with the requirements in § 2.962 of this part.
(c) In accordance with the terms of an effective bilateral or
multilateral mutual recognition agreement or arrangement (MRA) to which
the United States is a party, bodies outside the United States shall be
permitted to authorize equipment in lieu of the Commission. A body in
an MRA partner economy may authorize equipment to U.S. requirements
only if that economy permits bodies in the United States to authorize
equipment to its requirements. The authority designating these
telecommunication certification bodies shall meet the following
(1) The organization accrediting the prospective telecommunication
certification body shall be capable of meeting the requirements and
conditions of ISO/IEC 17011 (incorporated by reference, see § 2.910).
(2) The organization assessing the telecommunication certification body
shall appoint a team of qualified experts to perform the assessment
covering all of the elements within the scope of accreditation. For
assessment of telecommunications equipment, the areas of expertise to
be used during the assessment shall include, but not be limited to,
electromagnetic compatibility and telecommunications equipment (wired
[ 64 FR 4995 , Feb. 2, 1999, as amended at 80 FR 33444 , June 12, 2015]
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