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 grants approval for hardware used within telematics applications in accordance with its corresponding functional and technical specification.
Approval may be in the form of type-approval or an equivalent approval mechanism acceptable to TCA. The service provider must meet applicable requirements in the functional and technical specification, irrespective of the approval mechanism.
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 May 25th, 2020