Current approved versions of the qualification test requirement documents

Get links to the qualification test requirement documents referenced within the Test Case Reference List (TCRL) as required for qualification of new products and designs. They are revised each time a new TCRL is released.

If you are looking for more information about the Bluetooth® specifications, please visit the Adopted Specification Documents page.

To report a broken or incorrect document link, please submit a Support Request​ under the “Specification” category.​

Note on Test Document Availability

Bluetooth SIG’s Board of Directors has decided to make test documents publicly available on the Bluetooth SIG web site along with the Bluetooth® specifications. Once the test documents are made available on Bluetooth SIG’s public web site they are no longer considered confidential information despite any “confidential” notice that may be found within the test documents. Bluetooth SIG plans to update the test documents to remove any “confidential” notices, but, due to the volume of test documents, that will take additional time.

Documents Explained

The Test Case Reference List (TCRL)—a qualification reference for all Bluetooth SIG members, is a living document introducing new test cases, removing test cases and categorizing test cases. Members may only use these document references to qualify their Bluetooth enabled products.

The Implementation Conformance Statement (ICS)—provides a standardized means of defining Bluetooth capabilities supported by a product.

The Bluetooth Test Suite (TS)—defines purpose, sequences and verdicts for verification of each essential Bluetooth feature. Every test suite contains a Test Case Mapping Table (TCMT), which identifies all of the related test cases that are required, depending on the supported capabilities specified in the ICS statement.

Implementation Extra Information for Test (IXIT)—typically contains information about the physical setup and connection of the test that is not part of the protocol or profile. This could be information about the system-under-test hardware, socket or telephone numbers, or other information to make the test more flexible and to allow for repeatability, etc. No IXIT in a row means that an IXIT was not released along with the other documents in that row. Please note, however, that this does not preclude a test tool from requiring that an IXIT be followed in order to configure the tester correctly for testing a specific device.

The TCRL, ICS, TS, and IXIT are the essential documents in the Bluetooth Qualification requirements chain.

If you find errors or omissions on this page, please contact us.

TCRL Release Table

The Bluetooth SIG provides Launch Studio to automate the creation of test plans applicable to any device utilizing Bluetooth® specifications. Members’ use of Launch Studio is required for qualifying products/designs.

TCRL Release Release Name Available Date Active (Mandatory) Date*
TCRL 2019-2 TCRL 2019-2 (Core 5.2) 2020-01-15 2020-10-15**
TCRL 2019-1 TCRL 2019-1 2019-08-20 2019-11-19
TCRL 2018-2  TCRL 2018-2 (Core 5.1) 2019-01-28  2019-04-28
TCRL 2018-1 TCRL 2018-1 2018-07-24 2018-10-24
TCRL 2017-2 TCRL 2017-2 (ESR11) 2017-12-19 2018-03-19
TCRL 2017-1 TCRL 2017-1 (CSA6) 2017-07-18 2017-10-18
TCRL 2016-2 TCRL 2016-2 (Bluetooth 5) 2016-12-13 2017-03-13
TCRL 2016-1 TCRL 2016-1 2016-07-14 2016-10-14
TCRL 2015-2 TCRL 2015-2 (CSA5) 2015-12-22 2016-03-22
TCRL 2015-1 TCRL 2015-1 2015-07-14 2015-10-14
TCRL 2014-2 TCRL 2014-2 (Core 4.2) 2014-12-09 2015-03-09
TCRL 2014-1 TCRL 2014-1 2014-07-07 2014-10-07
TCRL 2013-2 TCRL 2013-2 (Core 4.1) 2013-12-10 2014-03-10
TCRL 2013-1 TCRL 2013-1 2013-07-09 2013-10-09
TCRL 2012-3 TCRL 2012-3 (CSA4) 2013-02-19 2013-05-19
TCRL 2012-3 TCRL 2012-3 2012-12-18 2013-03-18
TCRL 2012-2 TCRL 2012-2 2012-08-07 2012-11-07
TCRL 2012-1 TCRL 2012-1 2013-04-03 2012-07-03

* The Active Date represents the date that the TCRL is mandatory for Qualification. A previous TCRL release becomes inactive after the newer TCRL release reaches its Active Date. Current TCRL releases for qualification are in bold

**In response to the COVID-19 situation, the Active Date for TCRL 2019-2 has been extended to October 15, 2020 to allow members to continue using TCRL 2019-1 until that date. For information, see the Knowledge Base

Core — Test Requirements 

Note on document numbering: Core test document numbering conventions have been revised to clarify that the documents cover all active Core Specification versions, not just the latest version. Rather than referencing a specific Core version (e.g. BB.ICS.5.2.0), they now reference the publication number (e.g. BB.ICS.p22).
Specifications Test Suite ICS IXITs/Other TCRL
802.11 MAC-PHY​​ 802.11 MAC-PHY ICS TCRL
802.11 PA​L 802.11 PAL ICS TCRL
A2MP A2MP ICS TCRL
ATT ATT ICS IXIT TCRL
BB BB ICS IXIT TCRL
GAP GAP ICS IXIT TCRL
GATT GATT ICS GATT Qualification Test DB
IXIT
TCRL
HCI HCI ICS IXIT TCRL
IAL IAL ICS TCRL
L2CAP L2CAP ICS IXIT TCRL
LL LL ICS IXIT TCRL
LMP LMP ICS IXIT TCRL
RF RF ICS IXIT TCRL
RF-PHY RF-PHY ICS IXIT TCRL
SDP SDP ICS IXIT TCRL
SM SM ICS IXIT TCRL
SUM ICS – Appendix A to Declaration of Compliance: Summary of Selected Specifications in Implementation TCRL

LE Audio Specifications

Specifications Test Suite ICS IXITs/Other TCRL
LC3 Low Complexity Communication Codec ICS   TCRL

Mesh Networking Specifications

Specifications Test Suite ICS IXITs/Other TCRL
MESH Mesh Profile ICS IXIT TCRL
MMDL Mesh Model ICS IXIT TCRL

External to the Core – Current and Qualifiable GATT-based Profile and Service Test Requirements

Specifications Test Suite ICS IXITs/Other TCRL
ANP Alert Notification Profile ICS TCRL
ANS Alert Notification Service ICS TCRL
AIOP Automation IO Profile ICS IXIT TCRL
AIOS Automation IO Service ICS IXIT TCRL
BAS Battery Service ICS TCRL
BCS Body Composition Service ICS TCRL
BLP Blood Pressure Profile ICS TCRL
BLS Blood Pressure Service ICS TCRL
BMS Bond Management Service ICS TCRL
BSP Binary Sensor Profile  ICS TCRL
BSS Binary Sensor Service ICS IXIT TCRL
CGMP Continuous Glucose Monitor Profile ICS IXIT TCRL
CGMS Continuous Glucose Monitor Service ICS IXIT TCRL
CHP BR/EDR Connection Handover Profile  ICS IXIT TCRL
CPP Cycling Power Profile ICS IXIT TCRL
CPS Cycling Power Service ICS IXIT TCRL
CSCP Cycling Speed and Cadence Profile ICS TCRL
CSCS Cycling Speed and Cadence Service ICS TCRL
CTS Current Time Service ICS TCRL
DIS Device Information Service ICS TCRL
EMP Emergency Profile ICS TCRL
EMCS Emergency Configuration Service ICS IXIT TCRL
ESP Environmental Sensing Profile ICS IXIT TCRL
ESS Environmental Sensing Service ICS IXIT TCRL
FMP Find Me Profile ICS TCRL
FTMP Fitness Machine Profile ICS IXIT TCRL
FTMS Fitness Machine Service ICS IXIT TCRL
GLP Glucose Profile ICS TCRL
GLS Glucose Service ICS TCRL
HOGP HID over GATT Profile ICS TCRL
HIDS HID Service ICS TCRL
HPS HTTP Proxy Service ICS TCRL
HRP Heart Rate Profile ICS TCRL
HRS Heart Rate Service ICS TCRL
HTP Health Thermometer Profile ICS IXIT TCRL
HTS Health Thermometer Service ICS TCRL
IAS Immediate Alert Service ICS TCRL
IDS Insulin Delivery Service ICS IXIT TCRL
IDP Insulin Delivery Profile ICS IXIT TCRL
IPS Indoor Positioning Service ICS TCRL
IPSP Internet Protocol Support Profile ICS TCRL
LLS Link Loss Service ICS TCRL
LNP Location and Navigation Profile ICS IXIT TCRL
LNS Location and Navigation Service ICS IXIT TCRL
NDCS Next DST Change Service ICS TCRL
OTP Object Transfer Profile ICS TCRL
OTS Object Transfer Service ICS IXIT TCRL
PASP Phone Alert Status Profile ICS TCRL
PASS Phone Alert Status Service ICS TCRL
PLXP Pulse Oximeter Profile ICS TCRL
PLXS Pulse Oximeter Service ICS TCRL
PXP Proximity Profile ICS TCRL
RCP Reconnection Configuration Profile ICS IXIT TCRL
RCS Reconnection Configuration Service ICS IXIT TCRL
RSCP Running Speed and Cadence Profile ICS TCRL
RSCS Running Speed and Cadence Service ICS TCRL
RTUS Reference Time Service ICS TCRL
SCPP Scan Parameters Profile ICS TCRL
SCPS Scan Parameters Service ICS TCRL
TDS Transport Discovery Service ICS IXIT TCRL
TIP Time Profile ICS TCRL
TPS TX Power Service ICS TCRL
UDS User Data Service ICS IXIT TCRL
WSP Weight Scale Profile ICS IXIT TCRL
WSS Weight Scale Service ICS TCRL

External to the Core – Current and Qualifiable Traditional Profile Test Requirements

Specifications Test Suite ICS IXITs/Other TCRL
3DSP 3D Synchronization Profile ICS TCRL
A2DP Advanced Audio Distribution Profile ICS SBC CodecBIT Stream &
Conformance Test Video
TCRL
AVCTP Audio/Video Control Transport Protocol ICS TCRL
AVDTP Audio/Video Distribution Transport Protocol ICS TCRL
AVRCP A/V Remote Control Profile – Advanced Control ICS IXIT TCRL
BIP Basic Imaging Profile ICS IXIT TCRL
BPP Basic Printing Profile ICS XHTML / IXIT TCRL
BNEP Bluetooth Network Encapsulation Protocol ICS TCRL
CTN Calendar, Tasks, and Notes ICS IXIT TCRL
DI Device ID Profile ICS TCRL
DUN Dial Up Networking Profile ICS TCRL
FTP File Transfer Profile ICS TCRL
GAVDP Generic A / V Dist. Profile ICS TCRL
GNSS Global Navigation Satellite System Profile ICS TCRL
GOEP Generic Object Exchange Profile TCRL
GPP Generic PIM Profile TCRL
HCRP Hard Copy Replacement Profile ICS TCRL
HDP Health Device Profile ICS IXIT TCRL
HFP Hands-Free Profile ICS IXIT TCRL
HID 1.0 Human Interface Device Profile 1.0 ICS TCRL
HID 1.1 Human Interface Device Profile 1.1 ICS IXIT TCRL
HID 1.1.1 Human Interface Device Profile 1.1.1 ICS TCRL
HSP Headset Profile ICS TCRL
IOPT Interoperability Profile See Launch Studio TCRL
MAP Message Access Profile ICS TCRL
MCAP Multi Channel Adaptation Protocol ICS IXIT TCRL
MPS Multi-Profile Specification ICS TCRL
OPP Object Push Profile ICS TCRL
PAN Personal Area Network Profile ICS TCRL
PBAP Phone Book Access Profile ICS IXIT TCRL
RFCOMM RFCOMM ICS TCRL
SAP SIM Access Profile ICS TCRL
SDAP
(Deprecated)
Service Discovery Application Profile ICS TCRL
SPP 1.2 Serial Port Profile 1.2 ICS IXIT TCRL
SYNC Synchronization Profile ICS TCRL
VDP Video Distribution Profile ICS TCRL

Documen​ts Explained

The Test Case Reference List (TCRL)—a qualification reference for all Bluetooth SIG members, is a living document introducing new test cases, removing tes​t cases and categorizing test cases. Members may only use these document references to qualify their Bluetooth® enabled products.

The Implementation Conformance Statement (ICS)—provides a standardized means of defining Bluetooth capabilities supported by a product.

The Bluetooth Test Suite (TS)—defines purpose, sequences and verdicts for verification of each essential Bluetooth feature. Every test suite contains a Test Case Mapping Table (TCMT), which identifies all of the related test cases that are required, depending on the supported capabilities specified in the ICS statement.

Implementation Extra Information for Test (IXIT)—typically contains information about the physical setup and connection of the test that is not part of the protocol or profile. This could be information about the system-under-test hardware, socket or telephone numbers, ​or other information to make the test more flexible and to allow for repeatability, etc. No IXIT in a row means that an IXIT was not released along with the other documents in that row. Please note, however, that this does not preclude a test tool from requiring that an IXIT be followed in order to ​configure the tester correctly for testing a specific device.

The TCRL, ICS, TS, and IXIT are the essential documents in the Bluetooth Qualification requirements chain.

If you find errors or omissions on this page, please contact us.​​

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