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C-tick certification

C-tick certification

C-tick certification is an EMC certification project in Australia

The laboratory shall provide the c-tick test report, and then the Australian importer shall register with the c-tick test report.


A / c-tick is an authentication mark issued by the Australian Communications Authority (ACA) for communication equipment. Manufacturers and importers must use a / c-tick according to the following steps:

1. Products shall be tested in accordance with acaq technical standards

2. Register with ACA to use a / c-tick

3. Fill in the declaration of conformity form and keep it together with the product conformity record

4. Affix a / c-tick label on communication products or equipment

5. A-tick sold to consumers is only applicable to communication products. Most electronic products apply for c-tick. However, if electronic products apply for a-tick, there is no need to apply for c-tick separately. Since November 2001, Australia / New Zealand's EMI application for merger; If the products are to be sold in these two countries, the following documents must be complete before marketing for random inspection by ACA (Australian Communications Authority) or New Zealand (Ministry of economic development) authorities at any time.

Certification level

The EMC system in Australia divides products into three levels. Before selling level II and level III products, suppliers must register with ACA and apply for the use of c-tick mark.

Level I products refer to products with low interference radiation to equipment using wireless spectrum, such as manual switch, simple relay, unidirectional squirrel cage inductive motor, resistance, etc. For grade I products, the supplier must sign the declaration of conformity and provide the product description. Grade I products can voluntarily apply for the c-tick mark, but after choosing to use the mark, the supplier shall provide the compliance statement and product description as well as the compliance record to prove that the products described in the statement have met the relevant EMC standards. The test location is not required, and internal test is allowed.

Level 2 products refer to products with high interference and radiation to equipment using wireless spectrum, such as switching power supply, electric welding machine, dimmer, most household appliances, etc. In addition to signing the declaration of conformity and providing the product description, the supplier shall also provide the test report carried out according to the relevant standards. If there is no relevant standard, the technical structure document shall be provided. The test location is not required, and the internal test is allowed.

Level 3 products refer to products with extremely high interference radiation to equipment using wireless spectrum, that is, products covered by cispr11 and cispr22. Communication terminal products are still included in this scope, but from November 7, 2003, terminal products will be divided into level II products. In addition to signing the declaration of conformity and providing the product description, the supplier must also provide the test report issued by the recognized test organization. At the same time, the quality management system certificate issued by QSM certification body shall be issued.

Certification mark


The information of Australian suppliers must be marked next to the c-tick mark as required, so that ACA can effectively trace back to the suppliers responsible for EMC of the products when sampling products in the market. The identification of information includes four aspects:

1. The registered name and address of the Australian supplier.

2. Australian company number

3. The number issued by ACA to the Australian supplier.

4. The Australian registered trademark used by the product in the Australian market.

Sequence label

Radio communication equipment or special electrical and electronic equipment must comply with the relevant labeling requirements, otherwise they cannot be sold or supplied to Australia

The c-tick is a sequential label, which is applicable to the material items covered by the label notice below

1. Radio communication (sequence tag with transmission) bulletin 2001 briefly describes compliance with EMC adjusted arrangements

2. Radio equipment (sequence label) Notice No. 1 1996 gives a brief description of the arrangement of radio communication subject to adjustment

3. Brief description of radio communication (sequence label - electromagnetic radiation) Notice 2003 is subject to EMR adjustment arrangement

Under EMC's adjustment arrangement, the order label must be attached to the product before it is supplied to Australia. It is also a sequential label for non radio communication products that must comply with electromagnetic radiation (EMR) rules.

For telecom products, EMR is covered by a-tick sequence label.

The sequence label on c-tick must have supplier information that can identify the supplier. This information may take the supplier code issued by ACA, the number of Australian company or other forms detailed in the relevant label notice. More information on the use of c-tick mark can be obtained on the ACA website.

Product range

According to the catalogue of mandatory EMC products issued by the government in 2001, the main products involved are:

● industrial, technological and medical (ISM) equipment, audio-visual equipment;

● household electrical equipment;

● electric tools and electric heating appliances;

● lighting and similar equipment;

● information technology equipment.

● products that do not require application are:

● devices manufactured outside Australia and not imported for sale in Australia;

● devices imported from New Zealand to Australia for sale and in compliance with relevant New Zealand regulations;

● products beyond the scope of application.