Overview of WPC Certificate

Equipment Type Approval (ETA) Certificate, issued by the Wireless Planning and Coordination (WPC) Wing in India, is a mandatory certificate that validates the compliance of Bluetooth and Wi-Fi-related electronic and IT equipment with India’s wireless communication standards and guidelines. Having a WPC ETA Certification is proof that a specific Wireless electronic device, such as wireless communication equipment or radio frequency devices, meets the necessary technical specifications and legal requirements as per the WPC. It confirms that the product has been thoroughly tested and is safe for use in India's wireless communication environment, ensuring minimal interference with existing radio frequencies and networks while maintaining efficient and secure wireless communication systems within the country.

What is ETA?

In India, an Equipment Type Approval (ETA) certificate is a certificate issued by the Wireless Planning Coordination (WPC) Division, Ministry of Communications, and Government of India.  ETA certificates are required to ensure that certain categories of electronic and telecommunications equipment comply with Indian regulatory standards and technical specifications.

Manufacturers and importers of such devices are required to obtain an ETA certificate from the WPC Wing before legally marketing and selling their products in India. Compliance with ETA certification helps maintain the integrity of a country's wireless communications infrastructure and ensures that electronic devices meet the required quality and safety standards. 

Role of WPC

The Wireless Planning and Coordination (WPC) Wing in India plays a pivotal role in the Equipment Type Approval (ETA) certification process by overseeing and regulating the approval of electronic and telecommunications equipment. WPC ensures that devices emitting radio frequency signals comply with the country's technical standards and regulations, preventing interference with existing wireless communication networks. It evaluates applications, conducts technical assessments, and issues ETA Certificates, thus facilitating the lawful marketing and use of such equipment in India. 

Benefits of WPC ETA Certification

Compliance with Govt. Rules:

ETA certification is mandatory for specific categories of devices, ensuring that your products meet the regulatory requirements set by the government. Selling or using equipment without the required ETA certification can lead to legal consequences.

Access to the Domestic Market:

With ETA certification, you gain access to the Indian market, which is one of the world's largest consumer markets for electronic and telecommunications products. This certification is often a prerequisite for marketing and selling such equipment in India.

Interference Prevention:

ETA certification ensures that your devices operate within specified frequency bands and do not cause interference with existing wireless communication networks, helping maintain the integrity of the wireless spectrum environment.

Consumer Confidence: 

Having the WPC ETA certification adds credibility and trustworthiness to your products. Consumers and businesses are more likely to choose certified devices, knowing they meet Indian regulatory standards.

Quality Assurance:

The certification process involves rigorous technical assessments, which can lead to improved product quality and reliability. It can also identify and rectify any issues before market entry.

Global Recognition:

In some cases, WPC ETA certification may serve as a reference for other countries or regions, potentially easing market entry into other international markets.

Competitive Advantage:

Certified products can be marketed with the WPC ETA logo, which can be a competitive advantage, showcasing compliance and quality to customers and partners.

Avoiding Penalties:

By obtaining the certification, you avoid penalties and fines associated with non-compliance, which can be costly and damaging to your business.

Product Covered Under WPC ETA




Wi-Fi Router

Smart Watch

Barcode Scanner

Wireless Keyboard

Bluetooth Speaker

Bluetooth Headphone

POS Machine

Wireless Microphone

Wireless Mouse

RFID Reader

Smart Home Gateway

Wireless Terminal

Wi-Fi Hotspot

Documents Required For WPC ETA

Agile Regulatory Checklist Authorized Person’s KYC


Agile Regulatory Checklist Certificate of Incorporation/Partnership Deed


Agile Regulatory Checklist GST Registration Certificate


Agile Regulatory Checklist Address Proof of the Applicant


Agile Regulatory Checklist GST Registration Certificate


Agile Regulatory Checklist MSME Registration Certificate


Agile Regulatory Checklist Technical Specification of the Product


Agile Regulatory Checklist Copy of RF Test Report


Agile Regulatory Checklist Signed Copy of Authorization Letter


Agile Regulatory Checklist Physical Sample for RF Testing

What is RF Test Report?

Radio Frequency (RF) Test Report is a comprehensive document that outlines the results of rigorous testing and evaluation of electronic or telecommunications equipment's radio frequency emissions and characteristics. This report provides technical data and measurements related to the equipment's RF performance, including details on frequency emissions, power levels, modulation, and spectral characteristics. RF Test Reports are typically conducted in specialized testing facilities and serve as crucial evidence of a device's compliance with specific regulatory standards and technical requirements. They are instrumental in assessing whether the equipment operates within allocated frequency bands, adheres to frequency allocation rules, and does not cause harmful interference with other wireless communication networks. RF Test Reports play a vital role in the certification and regulatory approval process, helping ensure that electronic devices meet the necessary RF-related standards for lawful operation and market access. 

Use of RF Test Report in WPC ETA Certification

A Radio Frequency (RF) Test Report is a critical component of the Equipment Type Approval (ETA) process by the Wireless Planning and Coordination (WPC) Wing in India. The RF Test Report serves several important purposes:


Technical Evaluation: The RF Test Report provides technical data and measurements related to the radio frequency emissions and characteristics of the electronic or telecommunications equipment under consideration. This data is essential for evaluating whether the equipment complies with the specified Indian regulatory standards and technical requirements set by the WPC.


Interference Assessment: It helps assess whether the equipment is likely to cause harmful interference with other wireless communication networks and services operating in India. Ensuring that devices operate within allocated frequency bands and do not disrupt existing wireless systems is crucial for maintaining the integrity of the radio spectrum.


Frequency Compliance: The RF Test Report verifies whether the equipment operates within the permitted frequency bands and adheres to frequency allocation rules and regulations. This is vital to prevent unauthorized use of the radio spectrum and ensure that devices do not interfere with licensed frequency allocations.


Compliance Verification: The RF Test Report serves as evidence that the equipment manufacturer or importer has conducted rigorous testing to ensure compliance with Indian standards. It demonstrates that the equipment meets the technical criteria necessary for ETA certification.


Documentation: The RF Test Report provides documentation of the equipment's RF performance and characteristics, which is a critical part of the overall application package submitted to the WPC for ETA certification.


The basis for Decision: WPC uses the data and findings in the RF Test Report as a basis for their decision on whether to grant ETA certification to the equipment. The report helps them determine if the device is suitable for operation in the Indian wireless communication environment.

Registration Process of WPC ETA

WPC ETA Registration Process

To apply for a Wireless Planning and Coordination (WPC) Equipment Type Approval (ETA) Certificate in India, you need to follow a structured process that involves submitting the necessary documents and information to the WPC Wing. Here are the general steps to apply for a WPC ETA Certificate:

Step 1: Determine the Applicability:

An applicant needs to be assured that his wireless, Bluetooth electronic or telecommunications equipment requires WPC ETA certification.

Step 2: Preparation of Documentation:

The manufacturer/Importer needs to collect all the required documents and information, including technical specifications, test reports, application forms, and any other relevant paperwork.

Step 3: Application Form:

Obtain the WPC ETA application form. This can usually be downloaded from the official website of the WPC Wing or obtained from their office.

Step 4: Fill Out the Application Form:

Complete the application form with accurate and detailed information about your equipment and its intended use.

Step 5: Compile Documents:

Organize all the necessary documents, including the completed application form, technical specifications, test reports, and any other requested paperwork.

Step 6: Payment of Govt. Fees:

Pay the required application fees as specified by the WPC. Ensure that you have proof of payment.

Step 7: Submission of Application:

Submit your application along with all supporting documents to the WPC Wing. This can typically be done in person or through registered mail to their designated office.

Step 8:  Review and Processing:

A reviewing officer from the WPC department will review your application and documents. He might request additional information or clarification if required on the basis of submitted details.

Step 9: Certificate Issuance:

After the successful verification of the application and once all requirements are met, the WPC department will issue the ETA Certificate.

Role of Agile Regulatory

Agile Regulatory plays a major role in obtaining a Wireless Planning and Coordination (WPC) Equipment Type Approval (ETA) certificate by offering essential expertise in navigating complex regulatory requirements. Our specialized team of experienced professionals having knowledge of WPC regulations, compliance criteria, and technical standards enables businesses to efficiently prepare the required documentation, ensuring accuracy and completeness while minimizing the risk of delays. Agile Regulatory also act as intermediaries with regulatory authorities, facilitating communication and coordination, which can significantly expedite the approval process. Our ability to provide technical guidance, stay updated on regulatory changes, implement quality assurance measures, and mitigate compliance-related risks makes them indispensable partners in securing WPC ETA certificates, ultimately enabling businesses to access the Indian market for wireless and communication devices with confidence.


ETA Stands for Equipment type approval certificate is required for the manufacturing or import of wireless electronics, IT equipment and telecom devices in India.

WPC (Wireless Planning and Coordination) is the certification body that issues ETA certificates in India.

WPC ETA certificate is valid for a lifetime.

An applicant needs to pay 10000 per model for each application.

RF (Radio Frequency) Test Report is a Mandatory document in the WPC ETA application. Applicants need to submit an RF test report of the specific product from a NABL-approved lab as per standard ISO/IEC 17025.

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