KOREAN CERTIFICATION

KC EMC Assessment

Outline
Conformity Assessment System

The broadcasting and communication equipment conformity asseament system has been implemented according to Ariticle 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. A complete overhaul of the certification system is needed in accordance with the increase in the use of various convergence devices and the demand for the introduction of an equal-level conformity evaluation system when negotiating FTAs with major trading partners.

Conformity Assessment Classification
  • Certification of Conformity

    In order to manufacture, import, or sell broadcasting and communications devices under Article 58 of the Radio Act, it is a compulsory certification system that requires the product to be certified and distributed by attaching a mark to the product.

  • Registration of Compatibility

    Compliance registration is a compulsory certification system for manufacturing, importing, or selling broadcasting and communicating devices in accordance with Article 33 of the Korea Communications Certification Rules to minimize human and property damage caused by electrical and electronic devices.

  • Interim of Conformity

    If there are no standards for conformity assessment of broadcasting and communication equipment, or if it is difficult to evaluate conformity due to other reasons, it is a system that manufactures, imports, and sells equipment by attaching regional, expiration, and certification conditions.

Applied Product
Subject Examples of certification-targeted equipment
Certification of Conformity Wireless devices for mobile communication, wireless devices for industrial and public use, wireless LAN devices, etc.
Registration of Compatibility Lighting devices, IT/AV devices, home appliances, fire-fighting devices, medical devices, industrial devices, etc.
Interim of Conformity New development devices without conformity assessment criteria
Devices that have been determined to comply with the application for provisional certification by the "Preliminary Certification Review Committee" convened by the head of the Radio Wave Research Institute
Certification Procedure
To prepare for certification requirements
Subject Required Document Related Provision of Laws
Certification of Conformity - Application for conformity certification
- User's Manual (Hangeul)
- Test report
- Appearance level
- Part layout or photos
- Circuit diagram
- Delegate specification
- Article 58-2 of the Radio Wave Act (Evaluation of Conformity of Broadcasting and Communication Equipment, etc.)
- Articles 3 (1) and 5 of the Evaluation of Conformity of Broadcasting Communication Materials, etc.
Registration of Compatibility - Application for Registration
- User's Guide
- Confirmation that the conformity assessment criteria are met
- Delegate specification
- Article 58-2 of the Radio Wave Act (Evaluation of Conformity of Broadcasting and Communication Equipment, etc.)
- Articles 3, 3, and 8 of the evaluation of conformity of broadcasting communication materials, etc.
Interim of Conformity - Application for provisional certification
- Technical manual (Korean version)
- Self-test result manual
- User's Manual (Hangeul)
- Appearance level
- Circuit diagram
- Part layout or photos
- Article 58-2 of the Radio Wave Act (Evaluation of Conformity of Broadcasting and Communication Equipment, etc.)
- Article 11 of the Evaluation of Conformity of Broadcasting Communication Materials, etc.
Marking Certification Method
Conformity Assessment Marking Standard
  • Basic Design Model for National Integrated Certification Marks
  • Display Identification Sign
Conformity Assessment Marking Method

A. The indication of the facts of compliance evaluation under Article 58-2 (6) of the Propagation Act means the presentation of the basic design of the national integrated certification mark under subparagraph 1 and the conformity evaluation information prescribed in subparagraph 2. (hereinafter referred to as the 'Presentation of Conformity Evaluation').

B. Conformity assessment information refers to information about the name (or name), equipment renaming (or product name), model name, manufacturing date (represented as the year of manufacture), manufacturer and country of manufacture.

C. The conformity assessment marking (including electronic marking under subparagraph 3 (see Electronic-Labelling or "e-labelling") shall be displayed on each device in a manner such as printing or imprinting on the surface and packaging of the product. (The packaging method shall be the minimum packaging unit, and if a package contains multiple types of products, the identification code of the product with the main function may be selected.)

D. Notwithstanding the following items, part of the presentation of conformity assessment may be omitted:

  • Where it is deemed impracticable to present conformity assessment information on the product and packaging in consideration of its impact on the product design, it may be displayed in the user manual (including electronic methods).
  • Where a small product with a cross-sectional area of up to 400£ cannot be marked for conformity evaluation, it may be affixed to the package of the product with a conformity evaluation mark or only the basic design or identification mark of the product.
  • Where the model name entered at the time of application for conformity evaluation and the model name used for the sale and promotion of products are the same, only the national integrated certification mark and model name referred to in subparagraph 1 may be entered.
  • However, in such cases, the model name shall be displayed at the location of the identification code, and both identification code and conformity evaluation information shall be recorded in the user manual.
  • Where it is impracticable to mark the conformity evaluation on the surface of a product, such as an implantable heart rate, etc., it may only be displayed on the packaging of the product. Where the indication of conformity assessment of a product can be verified in a packaged state using transparent packaging, the indication of conformity assessment may be omitted in the package.
  • In the case of importers, where stickers, etc. are provided so that buyers can attach a conformity evaluation mark directly to the surface of the product, the conformity evaluation mark may be omitted for the product may be omitted.

E. When posting on the Internet for sale or rental purposes, the conformity assessment mark shall be displayed at the top of the page where the product is posted or at the bottom of the price of the product, and the following URL ("http://www.rra.go.kr/conform/ Identification Code") may be linked to verify the authenticity of the identification.

F. The size of the conformity evaluation mark may be adjusted according to the size of the product, but the vertical height shall not be less than 5mm. However, very small products such as storage devices or products that use verification certification (referring to extrapolations, others, imprints, etc.) can be adjusted to an identifiable size depending on the size of the product.

G. The size of the conformity evaluation mark may be reduced or expanded to the same ratio depending on the size of the relevant equipment, and special color effects may be applied depending on the characteristics of the product.

H. Identification codes may be displayed at the bottom of the basic design or in a visible place of the product, and if there is at least one identification code, only each identification code may be displayed in one basic design.

H. Identification codes may be displayed at the bottom of the basic design or in a visible place of the product, and if there is at least one identification code, only each identification code may be displayed in one basic design.

R - C S - A B C - X
Identification of broadcasting and communication devices Identify basic credentials Identification of applicant information Product Identification

In the column①, write "R", which means evaluation of the suitability of broadcasting and communication equipment, etc. according to the radio wave method.
In the column ②, the 'identification code of the certification field' shall be entered as the basic certification information.

  • Certification Field Identification Sign
  • Fit Certification C (Certification)
  • Fitted Registration R (Registration)
  • Provisional Certification I (Interim)

③ In the column, 'S' shall be entered only in the case of conformity certification or conformity registration of the same equipment as basic certification information. In the column
④, write the "applicant identification number" given by the director pursuant to Article 5. In the column
⑤, the applicant's product identification number (English, numeric, hyphen (-), and underbar (_) can be determined by the applicant within 14 digits.

J. Where wireless transmission and receiving parts, slotted removable wired fax exclusive modules, and toy motors are used as components of finished products, the conformity evaluation identification of components shall be marked on the finished products.