· RCM(C-Tick/A-Tick; Radio/Telecommunication )

The Regulatory Compliance Mark (RCM) is a trade mark owned by the electrical regulator (Regulatory Authorities (RAs)) and Australian Communications Media Authority (ACMA). 

The Australian Standard AS/NZS 4417.1 and AS/NZS 4417.2 Marking of electrical products to indicate compliance with regulations – General rules for use of the mark provides general requirements for the use of the RCM including location of the marking on the equipment and its dimensional requirements.

The RCM is a symbol that represents compliance with two independent schemes:

· EESS; and

· ACMA’s labelling requirements. (For more information on ACMA, see here)

For electrical safety, in-scope electrical equipment must not be sold unless the item is marked with the RCM in compliance with AS/NZS 4417.1 & 2 and the EESS.

The move to one single mark helps reduce red tape for industry and save costs. One mark to represent compliance to both schemes, and the removal of the need to track and mark equipment with unique approval/certificate numbers saves time and money. The symbol will also be easier to recognise by consumers.


· Overview

ACA : Australian Communications Authority is a department regulating communications and media to maximize the economic and social benefis of communications infrastructure, services and content.

Before electrical/electronic and/or radio equipment can be placed on the market or put into service on the Australian and / or New Zealand market, the RCM certification procedure must be carried out after which an RCM marking can be affixed to the product. By affixing a Regulatory Compliance Marking (RCM) the manufacturer affirms compliance of his product with all the applicable legal and technical requirements of AMCA.

· ACMA RCM Compliance

RCM Certification

Target Items
· All products shall be qualified for Australia AS 3548 EMC Standard
· This Standard is based on CISPER 22
· Submission of the application form is mandatory for the requirements for regulatory compliance mark or RCM (AS/NZS 4417 part 3)

· Suppliers should obatin and preserve the compliance testing report as well as relative documents for DoC

· Devices labelled with ACMA labelling instruction, the supplier should register as a "responsible supplier"

· For those registered as ACMA purpose without any Electrical Safety Requirements, detailed information about the devices is not 

· Suppliers should label the RCM Mark for the proof of the compliance

DNI(Digital Network Interface) Related Devices

· Wide Band Network Interfaces(RS232 ,EIA RS442/449, ITU-T V.35, ITU-T X.21/X.21 bis), leased line(V.35, X.21, V.24)

· X.25 Packet switched networks(V.35,X.21,V.24)

· Leased Line, Switched Lines, ISDN, E-1, DSU/CSU, Multiplexers)

· Local Network Services(E-1 2.048 Mbts/sec, E-3)

ISDN Related Devices
Cellular/Radio Devices
Analog Network Interface Devices



All electric/electronic products shall be certified by the Australian safety regulations before the distributions and sales.

RCM(Regulatory Compliance Mark) 인증은 ERAC(Electrical Regulator Authorities Council) certification is valid in Australia and New Zealand

The new system applied from 2013 from the Australin government, a.k.a. EESS; Electrical Equipment Safety System, allows sales of the products with RCM marking by AS/NZS 4417.1:2012 in the district under jurisdiction.

The EESS aims to increase consumer safety through regulating household electrical equipment. The term “in-scope” is defined in law and means electrical equipment that is:

· rated at a voltage greater than 50 V AC RMS or 120V ripple-free DC; and

· rated at a voltage less than 1000V AC RMS or 1500V ripple-free DC; and

· is designed or marketed as suitable for household, personal or similar use.

It is immaterial whether the equipment is designed or marketed for commercial or industrial purposes as well as for household use. If Regulatory Authorities (RAs) claim that an item is in-scope , it will be taken that way unless the Responsible Supplier can prove otherwise.

Risk Levels – Definition

A feature of the EESS is the provision of a more proactive risk based approach to regulating electrical equipment. The EESS provides for in-scope electrical equipment to be classified into three levels:

Risk Level 1 – electrical equipment that is classified low risk or unknown risk and is any in-scope electrical equipment not classified as Risk Level 3 or Risk Level 2.

Risk Level 2 – electrical equipment that is classified as medium risk and is defined in the AS/NZS 4417.2.A list of the current Level 2 equipment can be found here.

Risk Level 3 –electrical equipment that is classified as high risk and is defined in the AS/NZS 4417.2. A list of the current Level 3 equipment can be found here.

· RCM Labelling

Labelling Methods
Labelling on the surface of the product
Electronic Labelling
Labelling on the package of the product