Normative Test Standards and Acceptable Alternate Procedures

This page contains a list of EMC related normative test standards and alternate procedures accepted by ISED.

For RF exposure related documents, see Acceptable knowledge database, other supplementary procedures and notices.

Normative Reference Standards


Wherever one of the standards listed below contains an undated normative reference to another standard, the dated edition of the normative reference listed below shall apply.
For any undated normative reference to a standard that is not listed below, a transition period of one year from the date of publication of the new edition shall apply. Within this transition period, either the new or the previous edition of that undated normative reference is acceptable. The test report shall specify which edition has been used.

Licenced Device:

  1. ANSI C63.26-2015
  2. ANSI C63.5-2017
  3. ETSI EN 300 422-1 V1.4.2 (2011-08)

Licence-Exempt Device:

  1. ANSI C63.10-2013 or ANSI C63.10-2020+Cor.1-2023 (up to September 12, 2025) 
    ANSI C63.10-2020+Cor.1-2023 (after September 12, 2025)
  2. ANSI C63.5-2017

Stand-alone Receiver Device:

  1. ANSI C63.4-2014 amended as per ANSI C63.4a-2017
  2. ANSI C63.5-2017

Interference-Causing Equipment:

  1. ANSI C63.4-2014 amended as per ANSI C63.4a-2017
  2. ANSI C63.5-2017

Test Site Validation:

  1. ANSI C63.4-2014 amended as per ANSI C63.4a-2017
  2. ANSI C63.5-2017
  3. ANSI C63.25.1-2018

List of Alternate RF Measurement Procedures Accepted by Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada


  1. KDB 484596 D01: Referencing Test Data v 01 (April 9, 2018)

Licenced Device:

  1. KDB 971168 D01: Power measurement license digital systems v 03 r 01

Licence-Exempt Device:

  1. KDB 174176 D01: Line conducted FAQ v 1 r 01 – Question 5

Total Radiated Power ( TRP ) Measurement:

  1. KDB 842590 D01: Upper Microwave Flexible Use Service v 01 r 01 (March 4, 2020)
  2. Notice 2020-DRS0014 — Alternate measurement procedure to demonstrate compliance with the Total Radiated Power (TRP)

RSS -247:

  1. KDB 905462 D02: UNII DFS compliance procedures new rules v 02
  2. KDB 905462 D03: UNII clients without radar detection new rules v 01 r 02 (Sept. 6, 2016)
  3. KDB 905462 D04: Operational modes for DFS testing new rules v 01
  4. KDB 558074 DO1: DTS measurement guidance v 0502 (Apr 2, 2019)
  5. KDB 789033 D02: Guidelines for Compliance Testing of UNII Devices v 02 r 01Footnote 1Footnote 2 (Dec. 14, 2017)
  6. KDB 594280 D02: UNII device security v 01 r 03

RSS -248:

  1. KDB 987594 D02: Guidelines for Compliance Testing of Unlicensed National Information Infrastructure 6 GHz (UNII) Devices Part 15, Subpart E

RSS -131:

  1. KDB 935210 D03 Signal Booster Measurements v 04 r 04 (April 3, 2020)
  2. KDB 935210 D04 Signal Booster Provider Specific v 02 r 04 (April 3, 2020)
  3. KDB 935210 D05 Indus Booster Basic Meas v 01 r 04 (April 3, 2020)


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