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KC (Korea EMC Certification) Scheme

 

What is Conformity Assessment System?

The broadcasting and communication equipment conformity assessment system has been implemented according to Article 58-2 of the Radio Waves Act. It is divided into the certification of conformity, registration of compatibility, and interim of conformity. A party intending to manufacture, sell or import broadcasting and communication equipment must have one of those three certifications.

 

 

Type and Method of Application for Certification

- Certification of Conformity

A party intending to manufacture, sell, or import equipment that can harm the radio environment, the broadcasting communication network, or others, as well as those whose normal operation can be affected by radio waves can apply for the certification of conformity by attaching the related documents to the Natrional Radio Research Agency (The National RRA).
- Registration of Compatibility

A party intending to manufacture, sell, or import broadcasting and communication equipment that is not subject to certification of conformity can register the equipment by attaching the letter of confirmation that verifies the compatibility to The National RRA over the Internet.
- Interim of Conformity

If there is no criteria for assessing the conformity of the broadcasting and communication equipment or if it is difficult to assess the conformity for whatever reason, the conformity can be assessed using the standard, specification or technical criteria of Korea or other countries and then attaching the region, period of validity, and condition of certification to the manufactured, sold, or imported equipment.

 

Target Equipment

- Target Equipment for the Certification of Conformity

  • Wireless telephone alarm automatic receiver
  • Radio direction finder
  • Wireless equipment installed in the compulsory aircraft station
  • Automatic warning telephony system
  • Transmitter and receiver for the wireless base station telephone using the single sideband radio waves
  • Radar equipment for ship station
  • Interactive radio telephony systems for ship stations using F3E and G3E radio waves
  • Digital selective calling systems
  • Narrow band direct-printing telegraphy
  • Digital selective calling systems for maritime mobile service
  • Dedicated receivers for digital selective calling
  • Navtex receivers
  • Location data transmitter for search and rescue
  • Satellite emergency position indication radio beacons
  • Radio equipment for automatic identification systems
  • Radio equipment for use in radio agencies
  • Radiosondes and radio robots used in meteorological support stations
  • Radio buoys
  • Radio equipment according to Article 107 of the Rules on Radio Equipment
  • High frequency medical equipment
  • Radio equipment for radio call stations
  • Mobile radio telephones
  • Radio equipment for personal mobile communication
  • Radio equipment for mobile communication
  • Radio equipment for radio data communication using 900MHz frequency
  • Trunked Radio System telephones
  • Radio equipment for citizen band radio stations
  • Radio equipment for marine radio services
  • Radio equipment for satellite mobile communication radio stations
  • Radio equipment for amateur radio stations
  • Radio equipment for local loops
  • Radio equipment for emergency radiotelephony
  • Radio equipment for radio CATV
  • Radio equipment for broadcasting production and performance event support
  • Magnetic field inductive radio equipment
  • Radio equipment for mobile Internet
  • Radio equipment for Location Based Service
  • Radio equipment for particular low-power radio stations
  • Radio equipment for RFID/USN
  • MICS (Medical Implant Communication System)
  • Radio equipment for object detecting sensors
  • Cordless telephone
  • UWB and general purpose equipment
  • Terminals
  • Systems
  • Circuit terminals

Transport network equipment

 

-Target equipment for Registration of Compatibility after Testing by the Designated Testing Agency

  • Information device (computer, peripheral, component, etc.)
  • High frequency equipment used for industrial, scientific, or medical purposes
  • Engine starter for the automobile and ignition
  • Broadcasting set-top box and related parts
  • Lighting equipment such as the fluorescent lamp
  • High voltage equipment and peripherals
  • Telecommunication equipment with 9kHz or higher frequency
  • Radio equipment using weak radio waves

Other targeted equipment

 

-Target Equipment for Interim of Conformity

  • Equipment used for measurement or inspection (testing or measuring instrument)
  • Equipment used for industrial or scientific purposes (industrial computer, plant equipment, etc.)
  • Equipment used in a limited space for a specific purpose (electronic navigation recorder, parking control system, etc.)
  • Equipment for electric trains
  • Other equipment accepted by the The National RRA

 

Required document

Subject

Required Document

Examples of Certification-targeted equipment

Related provision of laws

Certification of Conformity

1.     User’s manual
2.     Test Report (issued by authorized testing agency or the testing agency in an MRA country
3.     Appearance drawing
4.     Part arrangement diagram or picture
5.     Circuit diagram
6.     Letter of representation

Wireless telephone alarm automatic receiver, radar equipment for ships, telephone, modem, etc.

Article 58-2 or the Radio Waves Act, and Article 3-1 of Public Announcement on Assessment of Conformity, and Equipment in Accompanying Table 1

Registration of Compatibility

1.     Letter of confirmation conforming to the compatibility assessment criteria
2.     Letter of representation

Computing device and peripheral, and broadcasting set-top box

Article 58-2 or the Radio Waves Act, and Article 3-2 of Public Announcement on Assessment of Conformity, and Equipment in Accompanying Table 2

Measuring instrument, industrial device, connector, etc.

Article 58-2 or the Radio Waves Act, and Article 3-3 of Public Announcement on Assessment of Conformity, and Equipment in Accompanying Table 3

Interim of Conformity

1.     Technical manual
2.     In-house test report
3.     User’s manual
4.     Appearance drawing
5.     Circuit diagram
6.     Part arrangement diagram or picture
7.     Letter of representation

Newly developed equipment whose conformity assessment criteria are not yet available

Article 58-2 or the Radio Waves Act and Article 11 of Public Announcement on Assessment of Conformity

 

Procedure

 

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