Australia and New Zealand RCM Certification Service
Australia and New Zealand’s Regulatory Compliance Mark (RCM) certification is controlled by Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA), and is mandatory for all electrical products, other than certain “low-risk”, non-wireless, battery powered devices. This mark covers disciplines of safety, EMC, telecom, and wireless testing. The three previous marks (A-Tick, C-Tick, RCM mark) have now been consolidated and replaced with the one single RCM mark.
Testing for RCM mark generally is not required to be done in Australia or New Zealand, in fact most foreign reports are accepted.If the product is deemed high risk for areas of EMC and Wireless disciplines (e.g.Products usingradio frequency energy generated for the treatment of material), then EMC/Wireless testing must be conducted by an accredited lab.Documentation illustrating compliance with the requirements for RCM must be submitted to an authorized agent in Australia/New Zealand, whom then issues a formal Declaration of Conformity for the product. Authorized agents must be registered as suppliers in the Electrical Regulatory Authorities Council (ERAC) database.
Products that are over 50Vac or 120Vdc should comply with applicable safety standards. Products that are considered medium to high risk for safety (which is a different criteria than risk levels defined for EMC/wireless disciplines), must be tested by a recognized certification body. The product(s), when determined to be compliant must then be registered on the ERAC database.