India Wireless WPC Certification Service
WPC is the Wireless Planning & Coordination Wing of the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology. WPC certification is mandatory for all wireless products such as wifi, ZigBee, Bluetooth, etc being sold into India. Testing involved for WPC has some similarities to FCC wireless testing. For products utilizing a WPC approved wireless module, no testing is required on the end product assuming the module configuration is the same in the end product as it was in the original test configuration. Although testing can be avoided by using an approved wireless module, the end product must still be registered with the WPC.
Products that do not utilize pre-approved modules, and for module type approval to WPC, full testing is required for certification. For convenience, certification can be achieved using test reports from ILAC accredited laboratories outside of India. The Indian government has strict frequency regulations for wireless products restricting certain frequency ranges from public use. It is important therefore to verify frequency allocations, and transmit power requirements for products not utilizing pre-approved modules.
Click here to see a video and download the presentation regarding the latest requirements for BIS Safety and WPC Wireless Certification.