Everything You Need to Know About WPC Certification

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Understanding WPC: Wireless Planning and Coordination

WPC is the National Radio Regulatory Authority and a division of the Department of Telecommunications (DoT), established in 1985 under the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology. WPC, operating under the jurisdiction of DoT, is responsible for certifying manufacturers to sell, produce, and import wireless equipment. This makes WPC certification a mandatory requirement for the sale and manufacture of wireless equipment in the Indian market.

What is the main responsibility of WPC?

Having clarified the full form of WPC, let’s delve into its primary function, which involves allocating and monitoring the radio frequency spectrum and issuing radio licenses to ensure the safety and security of products.


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WPC Approvals: What You Need to Know

ETA Certificate

Manufacturers operating within the de-licensed frequency range must obtain a WPC ETA certificate. However, if your product operates within prescribed frequency bands that have license-free status, WPC certification is not required.

How to Obtain ETA Certification?

To obtain the ETA certification, you must submit the application along with a Radio Test report accredited by a certified laboratory. At Certifications Bay, we provide top-notch assistance in filling out the application form and managing the documentation process. We stay in direct contact with the WPC officer or laboratory to ensure that the process is smooth and efficient.

ETA type approval applies to a wide range of products, including mobile phones, Bluetooth devices, WiFi technology, RFID, and more.

Demo License

To Exhibit Wireless Equipment, Acquire a Demonstration License

In order to display wireless equipment, you must obtain a demonstration license, which is a non-network type license. However, it is crucial to demonstrate the wireless equipment only on specific frequencies and emissions.

Please note that to obtain a demonstration license, you must possess a valid Dealer Possession License (DPL). If you do not possess a DPL, you must apply for one before obtaining a demonstration license.

Experimental License

Obtaining an experimental license is necessary for conducting experiments related to wireless equipment. This license is used for experimental purposes only and does not allow commercial use of the equipment.

It is essential to follow the specified frequency range and emission standards while conducting experiments. Additionally, obtaining a valid Dealer Possession License (DPL) is mandatory to apply for an experimental license.

License for Internet Service Providers (ISPs)

The company seeking to offer internet services in India must obtain an ISP license. The ISP license is categorized into three types based on the range and area of coverage:

  • Category A: This license permits the provision of services across the entire country.
  • Category B: This category includes 20 Territorial Telecom Circles, along with four metro cities – Ahmedabad, Pune, Hyderabad, and Bangalore.
  • Category C: This category encompasses the Secondary Switching Areas (SSA) defined by the Department of Telecommunications (DOT).
Dealer Possession License (DPL)

The DPL license is granted to wireless product dealers and distributors, with the aim of preventing unauthorized possession, sale, and transfer of wireless devices or counterfeit equipment to entities lacking valid licenses.

Obtaining the DPL license can be a challenging process. However, Certifications Bay has a team of experienced professionals who can assist you in acquiring the license.

Non-Dealer Possession License (NDPL)

The NDPL (Non-Dealer Possession License) is a license that is issued to individuals and firms who are not dealers and do not possess any WPC license but still wish to hold wireless products under their custody. It is essentially the opposite of the DPL license (Dealer Possession License).

Import License

As the name implies, this license is issued to allow the manufacturer to import the products in India. Under this, each license includes a quota to ascertain the number of products that can be imported.


At Certifications Bay, we understand that obtaining the necessary approvals and certifications can be a daunting task. That’s why we partner with JR Compliance to make the process easier for you.

Certifications Bay is a leading consulting firm that specializes in WPC (Wireless Planning and Coordination) approvals. They have a team of experts who will assist you in filling the application for all the mentioned WPC approvals. With their direct coordination with WPC officials, you can rest assured that all necessary follow-ups and processes are taken care of.

One of the key WPC approvals that we can help you with is the ETA (Equipment Type Approval) registration. ETA registration is mandatory for all wireless products that are sold or imported into India. The registration process involves submitting an application to WPC, along with the necessary documents and test reports. Our team of experts will guide you through the entire process and ensure that your application is processed in a timely and efficient manner.

Don’t let the complexities of WPC approvals hold you back. Contact Certifications Bay today and let us help you navigate the process with ease.



ETA Self-Declaration Certificate and Approval: A Comprehensive Guide

An ETA Self-Declaration Certificate is mandatory for equipment falling under the de-licensed band. However, it should be noted that the ETA certificate applies only to products meeting the following conditions:

  • Exempted from licensing requirements as per the Import Policy of DGFT.
  • Operating in de-licensed frequency bands.

Examples of products requiring an ETA Self-Declaration Certificate include mobile handsets, laptops, smartwatches, microphones, earphones, etc. Any product falling under the ETA Self-Declaration Certificate range, as prescribed by the authority, must obtain an ETA certificate. It is important to note that an RF report issued by an accredited laboratory is a mandatory requirement to obtain WPC ETA registration.

Once an ETA certificate is issued, you can sell, distribute, or import the product in India. However, to import products falling under ETA self-declaration, you must submit an undertaking and ETA certificate to the Customs authority.

Obtaining an ETA Self-Declaration Certificate can be a comprehensive and challenging process, which is why professional expertise in the field is essential. Certifications Bay provides top-notch compliance services and is the perfect choice to comply with WPC requirements.

Products Covered Under WPC Regulations

Wireless Hotspot Devices
Wireless Router for Wi-Fi Connectivity
Mouse with Wireless Connectivity
Smartwatch with Wi-Fi Connectivity
Keyboards with Wireless Connectivity
Headphones with Bluetooth Connectivity
POS Terminal with Wireless Connectivity
Pen Drives with Wireless Connectivity
Speaker with Wireless Connectivity
Smart Bulb
Wireless Camera

To view the comprehensive list of mandatory products under the WPC regulations, please visit the official website of the Department of Telecommunications (DOT).

Kindly note that each type of product may require individual tests as per the WPC guidelines.


Procedure For Obtaining WPC Approval

  1. The registration form must be accompanied by all necessary documents for processing.
  2. The registration fee must be paid while submitting the registration form.
  3. Once the registration is completed, the products will undergo testing to ensure that they meet the prescribed standards.
  4. If the product meets the prescribed standards, the WPC application will be accepted, and the license will be issued.
  5. It should be noted that a factory inspection is not mandatory for obtaining a WPC certificate.

At Certifications Bay, we offer a wide range of compliance services to help businesses obtain WPC certification and meet regulatory requirements. Our team is dedicated to providing top-notch services at affordable prices, and we leverage modern technology to make our services easily accessible to clients. Whether you are a small business or a large corporation, we are committed to delivering the most appropriate services to meet your compliance needs.

How We Assist in Obtaining WPC Approval

Our consultants will provide comprehensive guidance on every aspect of WPC approval.

We take responsibility for filling the WPC registration form on your behalf to ensure accuracy and avoid errors that could lead to the rejection of your application.

Our team of consultants will provide guidance and support throughout the documentation and evaluation process to ensure a smooth and successful WPC approval.

We take charge of coordinating with the laboratory to ensure that the equipment is tested properly. This includes ensuring proper acknowledgment and follow-ups throughout the testing process.

If you have any questions or concerns during the WPC approval process, our team of experts is available to provide you with the best possible solutions. We strive to ensure that all of your queries are addressed promptly and professionally.


In conclusion, obtaining WPC approvals may seem daunting, yet it is crucial for manufacturers to sell or import wireless equipment in India. With Certifications Bay, our professional and experienced team can make the process of obtaining WPC approval seamless by coordinating directly with the WPC officer to ensure proper follow-ups and acknowledgments. So, if you need WPC approval, don’t hesitate to reach out to us for assistance.


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