KC(RRA)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.
Illustration of the R certification mark – R Certification Mark.
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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 National Radio Research Agency (RRA).
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 RRA over the Internet.
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.
|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
|2 or 1 ea
|User’s manual in Korean
|Confirmation letter for compliance
|RRA’s letter form
|RRA’s letter form
|KC(RRA) Certificate only
|Pictures for internal board (F/R side)
|For Wireless product
|Test program (if applicable)
|KC(RRA) certificate for RJ11 Modula jack or plug