LoRa Alliance® Authorized Test Labs
LoRaWAN® Certification Approach
The LoRa Alliance® approach to certification of LoRaWAN end devices is to ensure that the process is streamlined and cost efficient for the device manufacturers.
To follow that approach, the LoRa Alliance does not collect any fees nor charges members any costs to issue the Certification Certificate(s) to the device manufacturer and for the device to be promoted in the LoRaWAN Showcase. This service is included in the annual membership of the LoRa Alliance, no matter how many devices are certified and certificates issued. This is unlike most other Alliances who charge fees for issuing Certification Certificates for each device in each region certified.
The only cost of obtaining LoRaWAN Certification is the fee paid to the Authorized Test Lab (ATL) for either full Certification testing or to obtain Certification by Similarity. There are several ATLs offering LoRaWAN Certification with worldwide locations, making testing services as near as possible to developers in any region. See the full table below.
Expected Costs for Certification at an ATL
The exact cost of certification through an Authorized Test Lab is dependent on the local rates charged by the ATL, but is mainly determined by the time needed for the Certification tests or reviewing documents for Certification by similarity.
|Estimated LoRaWAN Certification Testing Time (including producing test report)|
|Regional Parameters Bands||MINIMUM TIME*||MAXIMUM** TIME|
|EU863-870||7 hours||12 hours|
|US902-928||7 hours||10 hours|
|IN865-867||7 hours||12 hours|
|KR920-923||5 hours||8 hours|
|AS923||5 hours||8 hours|
Minimum Time* is where NO interaction from the Test Operator is needed (pure automatic testing with the test tool) and the device passes all the tests.
Maximum Time** is where interaction from the Test Operator is required between each test case or it allows for a limited amount of time for debugging and is likely to be the typical figure quoted for Certification.
For Certification by Similarity, the time estimation is 1 hour to 3 hours for certifications that only require self declarations and dependent on the information provided on the paperwork.
When requesting a quote from the ATL, ensure a full breakdown of the costs are provided in the quotation.
Authorized Test Labs
Only test services providers which have been authorized by the LoRa Alliance may perform testing and certification services for the LoRa Alliance Certification Program. All certification testing is performed by independent, LoRa Alliance member company laboratories. In order to provide our members with a choice of test service providers, the LoRa Alliance has authorized many providers as listed below. LoRa Alliance members are requested to contact the authorized service providers directly to arrange for LoRa Alliance Certification Program testing.
LoRaWAN Certificate of Authorization by ATL:
- 7Layers Certificate of Authorization*
- Allion Labs Certificate of Authorization*
- DEKRA Certificate of Authorization*
- IMST Certificate of Authorization*
- TTA Certificate of Authorization*
- TUV Certificate of Authorization*
*documents available exclusively to members via the Member Portal
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