If you’ve designed an electronic device that uses an NRF24L01 integrated circuit for wireless communication, you’ll need to have your device FCC certified before you can market it in the United States. 

As an ANSI-accredited testing lab and FCC-recognized Telecommunication Certification Body (TCB), we can test your electronic device in our lab to verify it operates within the FCC Part 15 rules and get FCC certification on your behalf.

We test devices of all types and specialize in wireless device testing and certification. To talk to our engineers about your project, or to request a free quote for testing and FCC certifying your device, contact us online or call us at 866-540-5287. 

What is the NRF24L01?

The NRF24L01 is a wireless communications module that’s frequently used in electronics and Internet of Things devices. It operates in the 2.4GHz ISM band and is frequently used in small devices such as remote controls, wireless sensors, and other data transmitting devices. 

Is the NRF24L01 FCC Certified?

The NRF24L01 is an integrated circuit, or IC, meaning it’s viewed by the FCC as a component rather than a complete device. Components do not receive FCC certification, and as such, the NRF24L01 is not FCC certified.

Do Devices That Use NRF24L01 Modules Need FCC Certification?

Yes. If your device uses an NRF24L01 module, you’ll need to complete FCC testing and receive FCC certification in order to bring it to market. 

The FCC regulates all electronic devices that can emit radio frequency (RF) energy via the FCC Part 15 rules. FCC Part 15 sets standards for radiated emissions, conducted emissions and the electromagnetic immunity of a device.

If your device contains an NRF24L01 integrated circuit, it can emit radio frequency waves, and falls under FCC Part 15. This means that your device will need FCC certification in order to go on the market in the United States.

Getting FCC certification involves testing your device in an accredited laboratory, applying for certification and receiving a unique FCC ID for your device.

FCC Certification Process for Devices With NRF24L01 ICs

The FCC certification process involves several steps:

  • Pre-compliance. Designing your device with electromagnetic compatibility in mind can help you avoid issues in the testing and certification process. You may want to conduct testing early in your device’s design to avoid potential issues during lab testing.
  • FCC testing. During lab testing, your device will be placed in an anechoic chamber to measure its emissions, immunity and confirm compliance with Part 15. Your test report and documentation are used to apply for FCC certification on your behalf.
  • Re-testing and design modifications. If your device does not pass lab testing, it may require design changes. Our team will work with you to identify areas for improvement and help you modify your device so that it can complete testing successfully.
  • Documentation. Before seeking FCC certification, you’ll prepare all relevant documents for your device, including manuals. Our team will prepare a technical file for your device with all relevant testing reports and other documentation.
  • FCC certification and filing. Your application for certification will be submitted through our Telecommunications Certification Bureau. You will receive a Grant of Equipment Authorization, allowing you to market and sell your device in the United States.
  • Labeling. By law, your device must and/or its packaging must be labeled with the FCC Mark and the device’s specific FCC ID. Our guide to FCC labeling laws provides more information on labeling and product compliance requirements. 

Contact Us About FCC Certification for Your Device

As an ANSI-accredited testing lab and FCC-recognized TCB, we can test your device to verify that it complies with FCC Part 15 and help you gain FCC certification, allowing you to sell your device in the United States.

Our team can provide a full overview of the testing process for your device and give you a free, no-obligation quote for testing and certification.

To ask our engineers a question, or to request a free quote for your device, contact us online now or call us at 866-540-5287.