Registration of Certifying Agency
Regulation 5(1) of the Communications and Multimedia (Technical Standards) Regulations 2000 (“TSR”) makes it mandatory for a person to be registered with the Commission as a Certifying Agency (“CA”) before they can operate as a CA for the purposes of certifying compliance with the standards or proficiencies required.
Categories of Registration
A certifying agency registered by the Commission under section 186 of the Act and regulation 7 of TSR shall be as follows:
a. categories of communications equipment
i. electrical safety;
ii. electromagnetic immunity and compatibility;
iii. network interoperability;
v. lightwave apparatus; or
vi. cabling and accessories.
b. categories of designated skill areas (proficiencies)
i. radio operator – General Operator's Certificate (GOC);
ii. radio operator – Restricted Operator's Certificate (ROC); or
iii. radio operator – Amateur Radio Operator's Certificate (Class A and Class B).
i. cabling provider – copper pair for customer's premises (installation, jointing, testing and maintenance);
ii. cabling provider – fiber optic for customer's premises (installation, jointing, testing and maintenance);
iii. cabling provider – cabling network design for customer's premises;
iv. cabling provider – copper pair for network (aerial and underground installation, jointing, testing and maintenance);
v. cabling provider – fiber optic for network (aerial and underground installation, jointing, testing and maintenance); or
vi. cabling provider – cabling network design for network.
Certifying Agency Requirements
Any applicant who wishes to register as a CA shall fulfil the requirements under Part II: Certifying Agency (regulations 5 to 13) of the TSR.
|Registration fee per category per year for categories of communications equipment
|Registration fee per category per year for categories of designated skill areas
|Registration fee for subsequent applications made within 18 months of the previous application
|Annual renewal of registration per category (Maximum term for renewal is 5 Years)
|Processing Fee (for new application) per application
|Issuance/reissuance of certificate of registration
Duration and Renewal of Registration
The maximum period for the registration of a CA for a particular category of registration shall be five years or such lesser period as the Commission deems fit (normally 1 year).
Types of Application