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RCM Mark

As an accredited testing laboratory, we’ve helped thousands of manufacturers complete safety and EMC testing for their products and achieve Australia’s Regulatory Compliance Mark.

1. RCM mark

The RCM registration mark in Australia and New Zealand indicates that the supplier has declared that their product complies with the safety and other requirements outlined in their respective electrical safety laws/regulations, as well as the electromagnetic compatibility requirements outlined in their respective radio communications acts (the Australian Radio Communications Act and the New Zealand Radio Communications Act).

The statutory governing bodies of the other states are acceptable as long as the supplier is authorized to use the RCM logo in any one state, resulting in the achievement of a state passage that has already been approved by the federal government.

On March 1, 2013, RCM commenced the transition to replace the C-tick and A-tick marks, and the introduction of the new Electrical Equipment Safety System (EESS). The RCM became mandatory as of March 1, 2016.

2. RCM mark products covered

Below is the in-scope electrical equipment. Not sure if your product requires RCM? Please fill out our short form, our expert will be glad to assist further.

  • Rated at a voltage greater than 50 VAC and less than 1000 VAC;
  • Rated at a voltage greater than 120 VDC and less than 1500 VDC.

The electrical equipment offered for sale is categorised as risk levels of Level 1, 2 or 3:

Level 1 applies to low-risk devices with DC power supply, provide EMC test report to apply for RCM;

Level 2 applies to medium-risk devices with AC power supply, provide EMC and safety test reports to apply for RCM;

Level 3 applies to high-risk devices, provide EMC test report, safety test report and SAA certificate to apply for RCM and register for Electrical Equipment Safety System (EESS).

Required materials varies depending on the products. For detailed required materials on specific product, please fill out our short form, our expert will be glad to assist you further. Below are some of typical required materials for RCM mark:

  • User manual and specification;
  • Circuit diagram;
  • Component list;
  • Difference list;
  • Product pictures;
  • Test samples*3
  • Application form

Below are the general application steps for achieving RCM mark. Have questions or not sure where to start? Please fill out our short form, our expert will be glad to assist further.

  • Engineer evaluating the product and applicable standard;
  • Perform test and prepare for the test report;
  • Submit the test report to the Australia certification body for compliance audit;
  • Issue the RCM;
  • Register on the EESS database and start using the RCM mark. Registration can be done by the suppliers themselves or by the laboratory.
  • You must affix the RCM mark on the product when arrived. This requirement was announced by Australia on April 19, 2013;
  • Tubes lights, such as T8 LED tube lights and fluorescent tubes, must be sent to Australia for evaluation as they can be replaced by the user directly which are considered involves an element of risk;
  • If the product with a CB certificate and have national differences, then you can choose to turn the CB certificate into safety certificate. Along with the EMC report, you can ask the test agency to issue a supplier declaration. Then the product can be sold to Australia and affix the RCM mark;
  •  When applying for the safety certificate for a direct plug in power adapter, you will need to perform an AU Plug Test according to AS/NZS 3112:2004;
  • EMC report can be either C-Tick Report (test according to AS/NZS CISPR 22:2002) or CE EMC Report.

3. Factory inspection

Factory inspection is not require.

4. Price and lead time

You will never pay for services that you don’t need! GTG Group provides a customized quote which are tailored to each client's needs and budget. Furthermore, we can expedite the certification process by leveraging modern technologies that ensure you receive the RCM mark in a reasonably short time frame compared with the average industry time.

However, the cost and the lead time of testing and certification varies depending on the product complexity and the testing requirements. GTG Group provides free consultation to assess your needs and provide advice on how to get started with compliance. Contact us today by filling out our short form!

5. Why choose us?

Founded in 2012, GTG Group is an independent ISO/IEC 17025 accredited product testing and certification services provider in China, providing comprehensive testing and regulatory certifications obtaining services forfor a wide range of products. Our goal is to certify your products and ensure their compliance with regulatory standards in order to help you access worldwide markets.

By working with GTG Group, you will enjoy the convenience of completing all of your tests (safety, EMC, RF, wireless, energy efficiency, environmental, durability, performance, chemical and other tests) and receive certification for your product from a single accredited lab. You will also eliminate the headaches of using multiple labs, delays in logistics, and shipping costs. Contact us today!

One of the most significant advantages of working with GTG Group is that we perform real test and are responsible for the end user. This is essential because it avoid risks and provides peace of mind to businesses and individuals who use the products. We have worked with some of the world’s leading businesses, and our services are highly regarded by our clients. When you choose the GTG Group for testing and certification, you can be confident that you are working with a trusted and reliable partner.

Our testing and test reports are globally recognized and accepted by regulatory agencies, ensuring that your products meet the necessary standards and regulations. GTG Group’s subsidiaries are accredited by local and international certification bodies that includes IECEE, UL, A2LA, NVLAP, ITS (Intertek), KTC, TÜV, Eurofins, CNAS, CMA, CQC. Our accreditation is a testament to our commitment to providing high-quality testing services that meet industry standards. Check all accreditation documents in this page.

GTG Group accredited laboratory have more than 10 years of experience in safety & EMC testing for Australia market and have helped thousands of businesses achieve RCM. Experts we hired are all with deep industry expertise and extensive technical knowledge that can help you avoid common mistakes.

Our facilities are with enough space to perform every type of test separately and have room for all your equipment as well as plenty of workspace around it. GTG Group covers a testing area of 30,000 square meters and have more safety testing labs, EMC testing labs, RF testing labs, wireless testing labs, energy efficiency testing labs, performance testing labs, durability testing labs and environmental testing labs than our peers. 

Furthemore, our standardized and normalized testing process allows us to deliver accurate and reliable testing results within a short timeframe. That’s why our turnaround time is among the fastest in the industry, ensuring that our clients get their products to the market without any delay.

GTG Group invest heavily in modern testing equipment and have a rigorous quality control process in place to ensure that the testing methods are accurate and reliable. Additionally, the laboratory regularly upgrades its equipment to ensure that it remains at the cutting edge of technology.

We understand that every product is different, and the cost is a significant factor when it comes to product development. GTG Group strive to provide affordable testing solutions without compromising on quality. Our team of experts will work closely with you to understand your product’s specific needs and design testing solutions that meet your requirements and ensures compliance with regulatory standards. This means that you can get the testing you need, without paying for services that you don’t, ensuring that our clients always get the best value for their money.

We can also provide free pre-compliance tesing service to help detect and resolve potential design flaws early in the process to reduce design costs and accelerate market launch. We promise no risk or any obligation!

Ready to get a free quote?

We offer competitive pricing for our testing and certification services. And our team is always available for any general inquiries, or technical discussions regarding compliance testing/certification. Speak to a GTG Group expert by filling out our short form.
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