Notice 2022-DRS0007

June 22, 2022

Updated October 4, 2022

New Radio Scope Exclusively for RSS-HAC (Hearing Aid Compatibilty and Volume Control)

With the release of this general notice, Notice 2020-DRS0004 and Notice 2020-DRS0008 are rescinded immediately.

ISED recently closed a consultation seeking stakeholder positions to amend the current scope requirements for Certification Bodies (CB) and create a separate radio scope for RSS-HAC Hearing Aid Compatibility and Volume Control.

Positions were sought knowing that for some Certification Bodies, there is either no business case or a significant cost burden associated to maintaining RSS-HAC on the CBs radio scope. ISED received no opposition to this proposal and has consequently revised its radio scope listing

While compliance to RSS-HAC (Radio Scope 6) is not required until January 1st, 2024, CBs may apply for it on a voluntary basis. Note that after April 1st, 2023, CBs seeking new recognition or a renewal, for Radio Scope 6, should ensure that it's listed on their ISO/IEC 17065 Scope of Accreditation.

Should you have any questions, please use the General Inquiry form.