A sustainable RF certification services company
A sustainable RF certification services company
A sustainable RF certification services company

Costa Rica

Spanish, Castilian
Costa Rican Colon
The type approval process for RF products in Costa Rica is administered by the Superintendencia de Telecomunicaciones.

Eleos Compliance offer a fast, reliable and cost-effective service for your type approvals needs in Costa Rica. Our coverage includes all RF and ITE devices – please see our technologies supported here.
Our service includes as standard:
  • Support and guidance to ensure that you understand any RF, EMC, Safety or Green certification requirements applicable to your device.
  • Review of your EU/FCC TCF to ensure that your documentation will be acceptable.
  • Preparation of your application including all application forms and declarations.
  • Pre-screening of your product samples.
  • Payment of testing fees and technical support during overseas testing.
  • Submission of your application and payment of type approval fees
  • Translation and interpretation activity as required to obtain the approval
  • Management of the approval process and follow up throughout to ensure that your certificate is delivered in a timely manner
You can follow the process of your applications daily through our cloud-based live status reporting system.

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Regulatory Updates for Costa Rica
Costa Rica amends requirements for approval of Mobile Terminals
Costa Rican regulator SUTEL has recently published RCS-141-2022 which revokes an exemption for apostilled documentation for cellular device applications which was instigated in response the COVID pandemic. All documentation for cellular devices must now be sent in hard copy and be duly apostilled in their country of origin to ensure full legality in Costa Rica.

The full publication can be found at the following link :-


Published 24/06/22

Costa Rica SUTEL extends suspension of registration requirements
As a precautionary measure in light of the ongoing pandemic the Costa Rican telecommunications regulator SUTEL has announced a further suspension of the requirement for applicants to be registered.

The registration requirement was first announced via RCS-358-2018 and came into effect in December 2018. All applicants for homologation of WWAN devices had to be registered and the associated documentation had to be presented in person at the SUTEL Offices.

In an effort to follow the recommendations and guidelines of the WHO and Costa Rica's Ministry of Health, the requirement was suspended for a 6 month period via RCS-311-2020 on the 4th of December 2020.

That suspension has now been extended for a further 1 year, by way of resolution RCS-118-2021.

Published 24/06/21

Costa Rica updates its National Frequency Plan
After a lengthy public consultation and subsequent review period Costa Rica has published a set of changes to its National Frequency Allocations.

The changes are designed to bring the plan up to date and support new and emerging uses of the radio spectrum within the country.

The most significant changes to the 'free use' bands are :

The 76 GHz to 81 GHz band has been modified to conform to the recommendations in UIT-R M.1452 and UIT-R M.2057. As such the allowed power outputs have been increased from 30 dBm to 55dBm.

The  requirements of the 6 GHz band have been modified to facilitate the use of Wifi 6E.

The full text of the changes is available to download here

Published 05/05/21