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All Bluetooth Products are required to go through the Bluetooth Qualification Process


ALL Bluetooth® Products Must Be Qualified and qualification must happen before you take your product to market. The reason for this is to ensure interoperability and to reinforce the strength of the Bluetooth® brand and its ecosystem to the benefit of all Bluetooth SIG members and their consumers. However, not all Bluetooth products have to go through the full gambit of expensive Bluetooth testing of the Bluetooth stack. This is because the Bluetooth SIG allows its members to leverage the testing performed by other members as building blocks for their own Bluetooth product. Using another member organization’s previously qualified Bluetooth® End-Product or Subsystem in your product with no changes or additions to the Bluetooth design may actually require no testing at all. You can also purchase an existing Bluetooth product manufactured by a third party and distribute it with your organization’s name or logo (also referred to as “white-labeling“) – with zero required testing. Or you can create combinations involving only previously qualified Bluetooth End Products or Subsystems as long as you make no design changes which require no further testing.

And, once qualified in your own company name via the Bluetooth SIG’s website, you receive the license grant forever (this is the Bluetooth Patent & Copyright License Agreement and the Bluetooth Trademark License Agreement for what you qualify).

You can also get help from recognized experts in Bluetooth Qualification. The Bluetooth SIG recognizes Bluetooth Qualification Consultants (BQCs) who help you navigate through the process saving you thousands on future qualifications: Bluetooth Qualification Consultants.

Michael J. Kirwan
Bluetooth Qualification Consultant (BQC)
[email protected]