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Certificates in Trinidad & Tobago will be restricted to five years effective immediately

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According to a newly issued legislation in Trinidad and Tobago, Type Approval certificates would be limited to a five-year validity period. This modification affects not only new certificates, but all certifications. Previously, TATT Certificates were permanent; however, the new laws include a five-year validity term for all Equipment Certificates. The 5-year validity period will be […]

Appliance Standards Energy Conservation Programme:

Certification, Labelling, and Enforcement Provisions for Certain Consumer Products and Commercial Equipment  The United States Department of Energy (“DOE”) proposes to establish and change certification, labelling, and enforcement procedures for certain consumer items and commercial and industrial equipment, as outlined in sections II and III of proposed rule.  DOE proposes this rule in order to […]

FCC is considering opening the 6 Gigahertz band to very low power devices.

The Federal Communications Commission stated on Wednesday that it will evaluate a proposal to enable very low power devices to operate in the 6 Gigahertz Wi-Fi spectrum at its October meeting.  The plan would make 850 megahertz of the 6 GHz band available for very low power, or VLP, operation (about two-thirds of the band’s […]

New changes to FCC KDB 986446 D01 Covered Equipment v01 and Rule Part 2.911(d) (7). 

New changes to FCC KDB 986446 D01 Covered Equipment v01 and Rule Part 2.911(d) (7). A Significant change where the requirements line up with ISED applications. A local in-country representative is required for all USA TCB applications. Link here: 986446 D01 Covered Equipment v01 As required by section 2.911(d)(7), the applicant must designate a contact located in […]

Praveen Rao

CEO & Technical Director, C-PRAV Group: Australia, New Zealand, India & Canada 

C-PRAV Labs & Certifications 

Professional engineering experience of 30+ years with technical and managerial skills obtained from professional degree, courses, and hands-on experience, while working with organizations and companies involved in Design & Development, Testing, Inspection, Certification and Compliance (TICC). 

Management of electrical/electronic products & systems Testing and Certifications for Global markets in Consumer, Industrial, IT, Telecom, Defence, Medical, and Automotive Industries. Overall advisory for Standards, Regulations, Testing and Certifications for Global Market Access (GMA). 

  • ISO/IEC 17025 Lab Quality Management 
  • NATA Authorised Signatory (1995 to 2000) for EMC Testing 
  • NATA & IANZ Authorised Technical Assessor (current)
  • EMI/EMC, RF/Wireless, EMR-RF Exposure/SAR 
  • NATA Technical Assessors Advisory Committee (current) 
  • Current Chair of Australian EMC National Standards Committee 
  • Member of Australian National standards committees for Safety, Radio, RF Exp/SAR 
  • Represent Australia in International Standards committees like IEC, CISPR, IEEE 
  • Member of Telecommunications Certification Body Council, USA and European REDCA