Compliance & Product Regulatory ApproVals

Are EMC immunity tests required for AU/NZ RCM approvals?

EMC immunity tests are on voluntary basis only. They are not mandatory requirement for RCM compliance. European EMC test reports can generally be the basis of compliance for RCM. A review of these reports is recommended to ensure there are no products changes since it was last tested. Depending on the type of product and […]

Public Consultation on Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) Rules in Australia 

The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) will conduct a public consultation on EMC regulatory procedures.   The Authority is particularly interested in hearing your thoughts on the following points:  The proposal to include all EMC harmonised emission requirements under Directive 2014/30/EU in the ACMA’s EMC regulatory frameworks.  The effectiveness of the present EMC regulation […]

ACMA’s Upcoming Compliance Change

We’re excited to inform you that the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) is currently in the process of enhancing its regulatory arrangements for electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) under the Radiocommunications Act 1992. The goal is to ensure these regulations effectively address potential issues with radiocommunications and the proper functioning of equipment.   ACMA’s scope of […]

Myths of RCM Approval

This article will unveil some of the pertinent so-called myths of RCM approvals. A Myth-buster article and a must know for manufacturers, importers, suppliers of electronic & electrical products in Australia and New Zealand.    After having worked on Australian electronic product approvals since the start of such legislative regulations in 1997 introduced by ACA […]

Different Type of classes & levels in Australian RCM compliance

Generally, standards and regulations have their own classifications and levels for electronic products. It can be confusing to some readers especially someone in the initial phase of their careers in Product testing and compliance. Nisha Lad, Compliance Project Manager at “C-PRAV Labs & Certifications” has tried to explain the differences and make it easy for […]

ACMA Releases New Supplier Declaration of Conformity (SDoC) Form Template

Australian SDoC Requirements Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has recently Introduced, a new Supplier Declaration of Conformity form. The SDoC form serves as a Declaration from the supplier of the the product that should meet the applicable technical standards and requirements set by ACMA under the RCM approvals rules. By this manufacturer/Supplier/Importer’s SDoC, ACMA […]

Indian and Global Monthly Newsletter: April 2023 Addition.

Stay up-to-date on the latest compliance and certification news with C-PRAV’s monthly newsletter!  Our April 2023 edition is out now! We welcome your feedback as we strive to continually improve our services. With a team of subject matter experts and vast experience in product testing and approvals, C-PRAV is a trusted knowledge and certification partner […]

ACMA releases an informational paper

Australia ACMA releases an informational paper titled Terahertz Spectrum Use-Cases and Regulatory Models. On March 2023, the information paper titled “Terahertz use-cases and regulatory models” was released by the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA). The information paper was made public by ACMA as a result of the organization’s commitment to the five-year spectrum outlook […]

New rules regarding the supply of Declared Articles in New Zealand

Worksafe NZ, has published new rules that applies to Level 3 EESS products that are new to market from 1st Jan 2023. All appliances, including safety devices, must be marked with either 230 volts or 400 volts, the two low voltage supply voltages used in New Zealand or marked with a voltage range that includes […]

ACMA’s New Online EME Checker: Check mobile phone tower emissions near you

ACMA has released a EME Checker to find the average electromagnetic energy (EME) from mobile phone towers (base stations) in tested areas. You can also see how those measurements compare with the safety limits set by the Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency (ARPANSA). The EME Checker allows you to check how the EME measured compares […]

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