- What is an FCC ID used for?
- Is the FCC ID The serial number?
- Is FCC ID same as IMEI?
- What is FCC ID on router?
- How do I get a FCC ID?
- What does FCC ID look like?
- How do I find my FCC ID?
- Is FCC mandatory?
- Do I need an FCC ID?
- What are FCC rules?
An FCC ID is a unique identifier assigned to a device registered with the United States Federal Communications Commission. For the legal sale of wireless devices in the US, manufacturers must: Have the device evaluated by an independent lab to ensure it conforms to FCC standards.
FCC IDs themselves are not serial numbers, but they can contain serial numbers. The first 3 to 5 characters of an FCC ID are chosen by the Federal Communications Commission. The remaining characters of the FCC ID may be the same as the serial number or model number of the device.
FCC ID numbers are the same for all phones (all iPhone 6 phones will have the same FCC ID). Each phone produced gets a unique IMEI number. This would lead to each FCC ID representing tens of thousands of IMEI / MEIDs so it is not currently possible to lookup an IMEI or MEID from an FCC ID.
An FCC ID on a wireless router is the regulatory certification number used to certify the router complies to wireless emissions standards. FCC IDs must be on all routers and other wireless transmitting devices certifying they are approved for use in the USA.
Steps to Getting an FCC Registration Number (FRN)Go to the Commission’s Registration System (CORES) and Click Register.Answer whether the FRN is for an individual or business and whether the address for the contact is within the U.S. and click Continue.Complete the registration information and click Submit.Dec 9, 2015
The FCC ID is an alphanumeric code containing letters, numbers, and the dash “-” character. FCC IDs are typically 7 to 25 characters in length. The FCC ID is typically found on the product label near the other labeling for the device.
FCC IDs are usually shown on a label found on a certified radio frequency device and indicates that the device has received a FCC grant of certification. If a device has a built-in display, the FCC ID may be provided electronically. Check the instruction in the User Manual to find the FCC ID information.
In general, FCC certification is required for any electronic device that can oscillate above 9 kHz. Manufacturers must make sure that their products will neither interfere with other products nor cause risk and harm to the public.
If a product is deemed compliant with all relevant FCC’s technical requirements, it must feature an FCC ID on its label.
Most FCC rules are adopted by a process known as “notice and comment” rulemaking. Under that process, the FCC gives the public notice that it is considering adopting or modifying rules on a particular subject and seeks the public’s comment. The Commission considers the comments received in developing final rules.