Regulatory Compliance Mark (RCM) Information

The RCM is a mark only and covers electrical safety and/or EMC.

  • There is no RCM certificate – if a company is trying to sell you one, it is a scam!
  • Importers and manufacturers located in Australia and NZ must register to use the RCM.
  • The RCM does not apply to commercial or industrial products for electrical safety.
  • The electrical safety requirements for using the mark are set out in the Australian Standard AS/NZS 4417.
  • Even if a product is outside the scope of the RCM for electrical safety, it might be required to be marked with the RCM for EMC.
  • If you have an SAA certificate and you comply with the EMC regulations and all of the provisions of AS/NZS 4417, you can mark the RCM on the product.
  • It is impossible for foreign companies to register for RCM and it is not required.
  • Foreign manufacturers have their level 3 certificates automatically uploaded to the EESS database when they receive an SAA certificate issued under the RECS. The importer can then link their registration to the certificate.
  • If an application is made under RECS for electrical safety, we also upload level 1 and level 2 certificates.
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