PTCRB

PTCRB is a certification organization established in 1997 by leading wireless operators to define test specifications and methods to ensure device interoperability on global wireless networks.

 

GLEN SCALES
PTCRB Chair

DARREN THOMPSON
PTCRB Vice-Chair

THOMAS JAEGER
PVG Chair

MUHARREM GEDIKOGLU
PVG Vice-Chair

IAN BARAGAR
PTCRB IoT WG – Co-Chair 

SCOTT PRATHER
PTCRB IoT WG – Co-Chair

PTCRB AUTHORIZED TEST LABS

PTCRB utilizes a vetted third-party testing system. There are many fully accredited PTCRB laboratories located around the world; and several PTCRB associate laboratories to support those fully accredited laboratories. Qualified independent laboratories may be authorized by PTCRB to conduct testing on behalf of PTCRB.

PTCRB  laboratories cooperatively work together within the PVG (PTCRB Validation Group) to validate and manage the test cases that define the certification program.

Qualified labs, at a minimum, are required to meet specific requirements, including:
• Demonstration of necessary tools and knowledge to test devices to the PTCRB specified test requirements
• Independence from any direct connection to a manufacturer*
• Demonstration of knowledge of the PTCRB requirements and processes
*This is accomplished through ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation

PARTICIPATING OPERATORS

CTIA Certification LLCis the administrator for the PTCRB certification process and PTCRB-issued IMEIs.