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How can my lab become a CCF Authorized Testing Facility (ATF)? This guide is to provide a high level overview of the CCF Authorized Testing Facility authorization process.
|ATF||Authorized Testing Facility|
|CCF||CDMA Certification Forum|
|ISO||International Standards Organization|
|Reference Artifact||A CDMA terminal, module, or integrated mobile terminal to be used to obtain measurement results comparisons to previous test results performed on the same CDMA terminal device.|
|SME||Subject Matter Expert|
1. Apply for CCF Observer Membership using this link: https://globalccf.org/become_a_member.php.
2. The CCF will notify the testing facility when the membership application has been approved by the CCF Membership Committee (approximately 3 working days after the application is submitted).
3. Upon membership approval, the member testing facility will receive a login to the CCF website https://globalccf.org members’ area and will have access to all approved documents and approved CCF test plans.
4. Once the testing facility is fully authorized as a CCF ATF, the testing facility will receive a logon to the CCF Certification Database (https://www.globalccfcert.org) upon email request to .
1. The candidate Testing Facility must apply to become a CCF Authorized Testing Facility (ATF) by using this link: https://globalccf.org/apply_to_be_test_facility.php.
2. The CCF will authorize Candidate Testing Facilities on a first come, first served basis. The length of time it takes to become authorized depends on the readiness and effort of the candidate.
3. The CCF will contact your lab and schedule a date to send you a CCF Reference Artifact.
1. Each candidate ATF lab must perform a suite of tests on the CCF Reference Artifact. The list of test cases to be run can be found in Appendix 2 of the CCF Subject Matter Expert (SME) Checklist. This document can be found on the CCF website in the members approved documents section.
2. Each candidate ATF lab must send the CCF Reference Artifact test results (along with the documentation package outlined in the CCF Testing Facility Authorization Process) to the CCF. The CCF will have the package reviewed by an SME. Provided the information is found to be acceptable, an on-site SME assessment will be scheduled. If there are issues with the package, the SME will notify the lab. Once these issues have been resolved to the satisfaction of the SME, the on-site assessment can be scheduled.
1. Each lab must contact its local ILAC Accreditation Body (AB) and request that their lab be ISO-17025 accredited per the appropriate testing specification scopes (i.e. C.S0011, C.S0031, C.S0033, C.S0036, C.S0037, C.S0038, C.S0043, C.S0058, etc.).
2. If you're not sure who your local ILAC AB is, please contact the CCF and we will help you find them.
3. Each lab should begin this ISO-17025 accreditation process AS SOON AS POSSIBLE, since this ISO-17025 accreditation process may take much longer than the CCF ATF authorization process.
1. An on-site assessment with the CCF SME will be performed at the earliest possible time. The SME will follow the process outlined in the CCF SME Checklist during this audit.
2. Any deficiencies found by the CCF SME must be resolved to the SME’s satisfaction.
1. Become a CCF member of the CCF and pay your membership dues.
2. Apply to be a CCF ATF on the web.
3. Achieve ISO-17025 accreditation with the appropriate scopes of accreditation.
4. Test the supplied reference artifact and provide the CCF with the test results.
5. Have an on site CCF SME assessment.
6. Resolve all deficiencies found by the CCF SME.
7. Pay your CCF-ATF authorization fee.
8. Sign the CCF Testing Authorization Agreement.