Equipment (Apparatus) Compliance Approval

All communications equipment (apparatus) are required to be certified by the Commission or its registered certifying agency in accordance with the Communications and Multimedia (Technical Standards) Regulations 2000.

The devices shall be certified by way of:

  1. Compliance approval; or
  2. Special approval.

Compliance approval, which is also referred to as type approval, is granted to a specific model of a device which has been certified as compliant with the specified standards or technical codes.

Special approval may be granted to any device which is to be used exclusively by an applicant for any of the following purpose only:

  1. For the applicant’s sole purpose;
  2. Trials;
  3. Market surveys, demonstration or exhibition;
  4. Research and development; or
  5. Training.

Any device which is granted with special approval may be used within defined parameters which may include but not limited to location, technical specifications, time period, type or class of users or other conditions of usage as specified in the approval.

The list of standards which specifies the technical requirements for certification of devices are accessible from the Commission’s website at

The certification of devices is carried out by SIRIM QAS International Sdn Bhd (SIRIM QAS International) as the registered certifying agency for all communications equipment. For the purpose of certifying communications equipment, please contact:

SIRIM QAS International Sdn Bhd
Building 8, SIRIM Complex, No. 1
Persiaran Dato’ Menteri, Section 2
P.O. Box 7035, 40700
Shah Alam, Selangor

GPS Coordinates N 3° 4' 2.39", E 101° 30' 54.46"

Tel: +603 5544 6400
Fax: +603 5544 6810

All certified communication equipment shall bear a certification mark or label. This includes all communication equipment that are imported, manufactured, distributed or sold in Malaysia.