What is the TEC Certificate Number? How to register for it?

  • December 06, 2022
  • Dushyant Sharma
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What is TEC Certification?

TEC certificate registration is a mandatory certification that every telecom equipment dealer must procure to import, manufacture and sell telecom equipment. The Telecommunication Engineering Centre (TEC) issues the Certification once the kit goes through the Mandatory Testing and Certification of Telecom Equipment (MTCTE) scheme. MTCTE is mandatory testing your telecom product must undergo to grant the TEC license.

What is a TEC certificate number? 

The TEC certificate number is a unique ID issued by the TEC for telecom equipment. The number assures the customers of the product quality and belongs to a certified telecom entity. Any product that’s imported into India has the match the regulatory standards. For every telecom equipment, the aspirant must adhere to specific TEC standards. You get the TEC approval certificate for importing products after sticking to it. Here, in this article, we will discuss the entire registration process for the TEC certification. 

What makes one eligible for TEC certification in India?

Certain conditions are mandatory to be observed to register for TEC certificate. Listed below is the equipment covered under Telecom Engineering Centre certification:

  • Private Automatic Branch Exchange (PABX)
  • Two-Wire Telephone Equipment
  • Group 3 Fax Machine
  • Datum/Data modulator-demodulator
  • Cordless Telephone
  • Passive Optical Network (PON) family of broadband equipment
  • Feedback Devices
  • ISDN Customer Premises Equipment
  • Transmission Terminal equipment

Exemptions from TEC certification

The following are the items not covered under MTCTE testing:

  • Spares/ Components/ Modules/ CKD/ SKD
  • Test instruments
  • R&D related equipment
  • Personal Use Equipment
  • Passive Telecom Equipment
  • Integrated systems
  • UPS, Power Supply, Batteries, and Solar equipment


Required Documentation for TEC certification

The following are the documents required for the TEC certification in India:

  • Letter of authorization to a representative
  • Proof of Address of the manufacturing unit
  • Technical literature on the telecom equipment
  • Copy of Trademark registration certificate
  • Authority letter of the brand owner
  • Material Bill in the spreadsheet format
  • Test report for the GCS and SCS products
  • TEC certification processing fee

How to get the TEC certificate number?

To get the MTCTE approval, a TEC certificate number is required. But how to get a TEC certificate in India? The following is the registration process for TEC certification in India:

  1. Furnish the required documents
  2. Send a sample of the product you want the TEC certification to one of the associate labs
  3. Register yourself at the TEC portal
  4. File the online application for the TEC certificate
  5. The regulatory body will assess the application
  6. The authority will send the TEC approval to the applicant when the application is approved
  7. After obtaining TEC certification, you can import telecom products into India

How can Registrationwala help you in getting the TEC certification?

You must apply with the TEC authority to get a TEC certificate license for your proposed equipment. As you have read above, the process of online TEC registration is quite complex and intricate, so filing the application requires the technical expertise of Telecom professionals. This is precisely what Registrationwlaa provides its client(s). We at Registrationwala provide holistic Assistance throughout the process of online TEC certificate registration:

  • Act as an Authorized Representative on your behalf
  • File your application for TEC certification
  • Find a lab that can assist you with the test report
  • Apply with the authority
  • Conduct follow-ups with the Telecommunication Engineering Centre


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Dushyant Sharma
Author: Dushyant Sharma

Hey there, I'm Dushyant Sharma. With the extensive knowledge I've gained in past 8 years, I have been creating content on various subjects such as banking, insurance, telecom, and all the important registration and licensing processes for various companies. I'm here to help everyone with my expertise in these areas through my articles.

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