RCM Testing – (Regulatory Compliance Mark)
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C-tick and A-tick were phased out by the Regulatory Compliance Mark (RCM) in March 2016. RCM also covers Electrical Regulatory Authorities Council (ERAC) Electrical Equipment Safety System (EESS) high risk products.
The RCM indicates a product complies with all applicable Australian regulatory requirements:
- EMC (Electromagnetic Compatibility)
- EMR (Electromagnetic Radiation)
- Electrical Safety (for high risk or prescribed/declared/in-scope articles)
All suppliers must register on the National Database. Supplier registration is free of charge for ACMA registration.
Only high risk products must be specifically registered on the EESS National database. Fees apply in this instance.
RCM testing and record keeping requirements are unchanged from the old C-tick and A-tick schemes. Your product will still require applicable RCM testing such as EMC testing, EMR testing, electrical safety testing and telecom/radiocomms testing. You must still hold valid test reports and signed Declaration of Conformity documents. Compliance records must be maintained in product compliance folders. There is no longer a need to include supplier information on product labelling, only the RCM mark.
Existing products do not have to be re-tested for RCM provided they are electrically/electronically unchanged. Existing products that were labelled with the C-tick or A-tick marks prior to March 2016 and now imported into Australia must to be re-labelled with the RCM. However, the same test reports can generally be used if the product has not been modified.
EMC Technologies may be conducting RCM training courses in the near future. Click here here for details. We can also offer comprehensive RCM testing and certification services, please contact us for assistance and advice.