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What is SAA and C-tick Certificate

Oct 04, 2019

What is SAA and C-tick Certificate?

SAA Approvals is accredited by the Joint Accreditation Service of Australia and New Zealand (JAS-ANZ) as a third party certification body. SAA Approvals is also gazetted by the NSW Office of Fair Trading Department of Commerce as a Recognized External Approvals Scheme. This allows us to issue Certificates of Approval for declared and non-declared electrical equipment that has proven to comply with the safety requirements of the applicable Australian Standard and befully accepted throughout Australia and New Zealand.

The C-Tick is an identification trademark registered to the Australian Communications Media Authority (ACMA). The CTick mark signifies that the labelled electronic device is compliant with applicable electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) requirements. The C-Tick mark also provides a traceable link between the equipment and the supplier and is a pre-requisite of the Australian Government to legally sell the product in Australia.

To comply with the C-Tick requirements a supplier must:

Have their product tested to the relevant standard and obtain an EMC Test Report

Complete a declaration of conformity

Collate any relevant product information

Create a compliance folder

Apply to the ACMA for use of the C-Tick mark

Label the product with the C-Tick mark

In Europe, the European compliance mark is the CE mark and covers a range of requirements including EMC and Electrical Safety. The EMC requirements to obtain CE approval are more extensive than those in Australia, where only radiated RF and Mains Terminal emission measurements are required. Products marked with a CE logo should in theory, but do not necessarily comply with C-Tick requirements but still have to be applied for.