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Designation Requirements for Vietnam

Phase I: Testing Laboratories

The Ministry of Information and Communication (MIC) is the telecommunications regulatory authority of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam.

Standards Available for Recognition

The mandatory technical regulations and standards for which Vietnam will accept test reports from recognized CABs designated by the United States are identified in MIC's Annex I (posted April 21, 2023).  An on-line version in Vietnamese is available here

A catalog of QCVN technical regulations is posted on the MIC website (in Vietnamese).

IMPORTANT: Vietnam's recognition is only valid for the period of the accreditation. The recognition expires when the accreditation expires. On-going re-application is necessary to avoid periods of non-recognition.


Scope of Accreditation - Format of Standards

The ISO/IEC 17025 scope of accreditation must contain:

  • the regulation's numerical reference
  • the year of issue - Example: QCVN 19:2010/BTTTT

Applying for a New Recognition

General CAB Requirements

The CAB must meet the following General Requirements.

Application Documents & Process

The CAB shall submit the following documents to NIST electronically at mra [at] ((link sends e-mail)).

In addition, for a new designation, the CAB shall submit a sample test report.

Once NIST has reviewed the application and confirmed its completeness, NIST will forward a designation request to MIC, who, under the terms of the MRA, has up to 60 days to respond to NIST. 

Modifying an Existing Recognition

CABs that are currently recognized by MIC shall modify their list of recognized technical regulations by submitting the most current ISO/IEC 17025 Scope and Certificate of Accreditation, listing the requested standards, to mra [at]

Updating the Expiration Date for an Existing Recognition

Please note that recognitions expire on the accreditation expiration date that MIC has on record. CABs that are currently recognized by MIC shall update their recognition expiration date by submitting their renewed or extended ISO/IEC 17025 Scope and Certificate of Accreditation to mra [at] as soon as possible.

Content last revised on April 21, 2023


Created April 5, 2017, Updated April 21, 2023