Depending on the level of assurance required, TCA may certify or register a service provider.
Certification is required for applications with Level 2 or Level 3 assurance, and involves the assessment of a service provider against probity, financial, functional and technical requirements.
Registration is required for applications with Level 1 assurance.
If you are a telematics provider and would like to learn more about becoming a TCA Certified Service Provider, visit our Become a Service Provider page.
TCA Certified Service Providers are identified through the TCA Certified logo and the relevant ‘tick disc’.
TCA independently assesses hardware and systems for conformance against performance-based requirements contained in TCA’s functional and technical specifications.
TCA type-approval is more than just a technical assessment, it extends to an assessment of the business standing of suppliers. This holistic approach to type-approval delivers assurance in two critical ways:
- A probity and financial assessment ensures the legitimacy and financial standing of suppliers seeking type-approval. The outcomes of the probity and financial assessment are critical indicators of a suppliers’ ability to deliver the level of business continuity and support expected by stakeholders.
- By performing an independent assessment of ‘types’, type-approval ensures that each of the performance-based requirements contained in TCA’s Functional and Technical Specification are satisfied.
TCA currently offers type-approval for telematics devices and on-board mass (OBM) systems. Telematics devices may be type-approved for use at Level 2 Assurance or Level 3 Assurance.
If you are a telematics provider and would like to learn more about obtaining type-approval, visit our Obtaining Type-Approval pages.
Suppliers of hardware and systems that have been type-approved by TCA are identified by the TCA type-approved logo and the relevant ‘tick disc’.
TCA type-approves telematics devices against the Telematics Device Functional and Technical Specification.
All type-approved telematics IVUs are accompanied by a Certificate of Conformance.
TCA type-approves OBM systems against the On-Board Mass System Functional and Technical Specification.
All type-approved OBM systems supplied to transport operators are accompanied by a Certificate of Conformance.
TCA has issued the RIM logo for use by registered providers only.
Last updated on March 31st, 2020