PTCRB Certification

PTCRB is an industry-standard for wireless devices operating on mobile networks.

Established in 1997, PTCRB certification ensures that devices are in compliance with cellular network standards and capable of interoperability with a mobile network. Both modules and integrated devices require certification. Modules are not capable of being run on a network; rather they integrate a device such as an antenna or a controlling micro into a cellular device or end product.

IoT devices are more likely to include modules to simply their design. Integrated devices include PTCRB-certified modules and include smartphones, tablets, connected vehicles, medical devices and many more.  T-Mobile requires devices manufacturers to obtain PTCRB certification before a device can connect to the network.

We do not require TIS or TRP testing. To obtain PTCRB certification, work with our team for guidance in navigating the Carrier Certification Process quickly and cost-effectively.

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PTCRB Certification

PTCRB Certification Process

  1. Begin by setting up an account on the PTCRB website. Then submit a request to access the certification database to certification@ctia.org.
  2. Once CTIA grants access to the database, create a test request on the PTCRB website. As a manufacturer, you will select a primary lab for testing. Information about the device also will be required at this step.
  3. PTCRB will contact the lab to being testing of the device.
  4. When testing is complete, the lab will submit the required documentation to the certification database.
  5. Payment is then made by the manufacturer to the CTIA, the program administrator. Payment estimates can be obtained directly from PTCRB-approved labs.
  6. CTIA will ensure all requirements are met and notify the PTCRB who will then notify the manufacturer.

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