Leverage the Power of LoRaWAN® Certification
How to Certify Your Device
Pre-Test Your Device
LoRa Alliance members receive one LoRaWAN Certification Test Tool (LCTT) license annually. The LCTT lets you troubleshoot and solve development issues before sending it off for certification testing at an Authorized Test House.
See FAQ section below for more details on the LCTT and for information about our Certification Affiliate program for non-members.
Select Authorized Test Lab & Test LoRaWAN Device
Browse our list of Authorized Test Labs (ATL) and find one which best meets your needs.
Submit test samples and required documentation describing your device features and functionality to the ATL. Complete testing of your LoRaWAN device at the ATL.
Verify & Certify
Upon your device passing all LoRaWAN test requirements for certification, you can submit the request for a Certificate of Compliance along with the test results to the LoRa Alliance.
LoRa Alliance will review test reports and other relevant information, and when all requirements are met, the LoRa Alliance will issue a Certificate of Compliance for your device.
What Can Be Certified
Today, the LoRa Alliance certifies LoRaWAN end-nodes that are compliant with LoRaWAN standards. The LoRa Alliance is aggressively working to bring additional, value-added certification programs to its members. Providing Certification of LoRaWAN features above Layer 2 are regularly being deployed. Features like SCHC and FUOTA are already available.
Please see frequently asked questions and answers below.
Pre-certification testing with the LCTT conveniently takes place at the OEM’s facility. See above for details.
Certification testing takes place at the LoRa Alliance Authorized Test Lab. Each ATL selected by the LoRa Alliance has met the requirements for ISO/IEC10725 and is recognized by international accreditation bodies.
Find your preferred Authorized Test Lab here.
The LCTT (LoRAWAN Certification Test Tool) was developed by the LoRa Alliance to automate
testing of LoRaWAN end devices. The LCTT is provided to members who wish to pre-test and
troubleshoot their devices prior to submitting them to an ATL for certification testing.
All LoRa Alliance member companies are allowed one free LCTT license. Each additional license can be purchased for a $1000 USD annual fee per license. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for license purchasing information.
A device or module manufacturer who wishes to have its device certified based on similarity to an existing certified device should:
- Pre-test for LoRaWAN v1.0.4 certification: Products must pass the Certification-by-Similarity LCTT tests and Back-off mechanism LCTT tests. These tests can be performed at the member’s internal lab and the logs must be sent to the ATL prior to certification.
- Complete the Certification Questionnaire and complete the Certification-by-Similarity Declaration form (see Certification Resources tab).
- The ATL fees for Certification-by-Similarity are expected to be less than the fees for full product testing.
- False statements on the Certification-by-Similarity Declaration form will result in immediate withdrawal of device certification.
Cases for Certification-by-Similarity:
- Case 1 – Module Integration: the variant device to be certified embeds a LoRaWAN CertifiedCM module.
- Case 2 – Device Certification-by-Similarity: the variant device to be certified uses the same module as another LoRaWAN CertifiedCM device.
The Certification Affiliate program provides non-members of the LoRa Alliance access to the LoRaWAN Certification Test Tool (LCTT) and the ability to showcase LoRaWAN Certified devices on the LoRa Alliance website.
As a Certification Affiliate you are eligible to:
- One license of the LoRaWAN Certification Test Tool (LCTT) per year and the opportunity to purchase additional licenses for an additional fee per license.
- To certify compliant products of the Certification Affiliate at a cost per product for certification (independent of testing costs)
- Use the LoRaWAN CertifiedCM logo on certified products of the Certification Affiliate in compliance with the policies and guidelines of the Alliance
- Have certified products included in the LoRaWAN Showcase (Device Catalogue) list of certified products maintained by the Alliance
- Receive Alliance communications regarding certification
Certification Affiliate Program Fees
- Annual fee: $10,000 USD
- 1 free license of the LCTT included
- Each additional license of the LCTT: $3,000 USD
- Product certification fee: $1,000 USD per product
Become a Certification Affiliate
- Click the LoRa Alliance Certification Affiliate Agreement to download and review the Certification Affiliate Agreement
- Email the signed agreement to email@example.com
- After receipt of the signed agreement, the LoRa Alliance will issue an Invoice for the annual fee
- Your access to the LCTT will be granted as soon as payment of the annual fee is received
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions related to the Certification Affiliate program.
The RF Performance of a device is critical for the successful deployment of LoRaWAN networks to maximize the use of the radio spectrum available to the device. New optional extended RF tests will provide a full 3D radiated power scan, and a sensitivity figure of the devices ability to receive LoRaWAN packets.
The ability to demonstrate a satisfactory level of RF performance is important as most operators require a minimum RF performance for the devices they allow onto their networks.
Public operators have experienced a large amount of issues with devices on both the LoRaWAN communication protocol (MAC layer) and the RF emission properties. These two aspects are crucial for a successful IoT application. Incompatibilities of the device with the LoRaWAN protocol could result in unwanted behavior on the network and inefficient energy management. Due to suboptimal antenna designs and sizes, insufficient RF emission power will cause the device to only use a small part of the network’s full coverage, causing the coverage to seem a lot worse than it really is.
To ensure adequate performance of a device on a LoRaWAN network, each network operator distributes their own device qualification trademark after testing the applied hardware. Currently a hardware manufacturer must follow separate approval procedures at every public operator to obtain these network specific qualification trademarks. Therefore, the public operators listed below have agreed to use a common qualification process to approve devices on their networks. This process clarifies what must be done for a device to perform on a public network. The decision to approve a device remains with each network operator itself.
Documents to hand in to your operator:
- LoRaWAN® Certification according to latest LoRaWAN 1.0.2, LoRaWAN 1.0.4 specification
- LoRaWAN® End Device Radiated RF Performance EU, LoRaWAN® 1.0.4 End Device RF Performance for All regions V1.0
- LoRaWAN® Certification Questionnaire
- LoRaWAN® EU Supplementary Device Info Questionnaire**
- Additional interoperability testing for some operators
Causeway Links (Available to Members Only)
General resource documents for all regions and specifications:
- LoRaWAN® Certification Program Management and Development (PMD)
- LoRaWAN® Certification-by-Similarity Declaration v1.1
- GitHub link to reference code
LoRaWAN Specification 1.0.4 Resources:
Still need help?
For additional questions regarding the LCTT or the Certification process, please contact us. A member of the LoRa Alliance Certification Committee will be in touch.