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 ReleaseRelease NameAvailable DateActive (Mandatory) Date*
TCRL 2019-2TCRL 2019-2 (Core 5.2)2020-01-152020-04-15
TCRL 2019-1TCRL 2019-12019-08-202019-11-19
TCRL 2018-2 TCRL 2018-2 (Core 5.1)2019-01-28 2019-04-28
TCRL 2018-1TCRL 2018-12018-07-242018-10-24
TCRL 2017-2TCRL 2017-2 (ESR11)2017-12-192018-03-19
TCRL 2017-1TCRL 2017-1 (CSA6)2017-07-182017-10-18
TCRL 2016-2TCRL 2016-2 (Bluetooth 5)2016-12-132017-03-13
TCRL 2016-1TCRL 2016-12016-07-142016-10-14
TCRL 2015-2TCRL 2015-2 (CSA5)2015-12-222016-03-22
TCRL 2015-1TCRL 2015-12015-07-142015-10-14
TCRL 2014-2TCRL 2014-2 (Core 4.2)2014-12-092015-03-09
TCRL 2014-1TCRL 2014-12014-07-072014-10-07
TCRL 2013-2TCRL 2013-2 (Core 4.1)2013-12-102014-03-10
TCRL 2013-1TCRL 2013-12013-07-092013-10-09
TCRL 2012-3TCRL 2012-3 (CSA4)2013-02-192013-05-19
TCRL 2012-3TCRL 2012-32012-12-182013-03-18
TCRL 2012-2TCRL 2012-22012-08-072012-11-07
TCRL 2012-1TCRL 2012-12013-04-032012-07-03

* 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

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).
SpecificationsTest SuiteICSIXITs/OtherTCRL
802.11 MAC-PHY​​802.11 MAC-PHYICS TCRL
802.11 PA​L802.11 PALICSTCRL
A2MPA2MPICS TCRL
ATTATTICSIXITTCRL
BBBBICSIXITTCRL
GAPGAPICS IXITTCRL
GATTGATTICSGATT Qualification Test DB
IXIT
TCRL
HCIHCIICSIXITTCRL
IALIALICSTCRL
L2CAPL2CAPICS IXITTCRL
LLLLICSIXITTCRL
LMPLMPICSIXITTCRL
RFRFICS IXITTCRL
RF-PHYRF-PHYICSIXITTCRL
SDPSDPICSIXITTCRL
SMSMICSIXITTCRL
SUM ICS – Appendix A to Declaration of Compliance: Summary of Selected Specifications in ImplementationTCRL

Mesh Networking Specifications

SpecificationsTest SuiteICSIXITs/OtherTCRL
MESH Mesh Profile ICS IXITTCRL
MMDL Mesh Model ICS IXITTCRL

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

SpecificationsTest SuiteICSIXITs/OtherTCRL
ANPAlert Notification ProfileICS TCRL
ANSAlert Notification ServiceICS TCRL
AIOPAutomation IO ProfileICSIXITTCRL
AIOSAutomation IO ServiceICSIXITTCRL
BASBattery ServiceICSTCRL
BCSBody Composition ServiceICSTCRL
BLP Blood Pressure Profile ICS TCRL
BLSBlood Pressure ServiceICS TCRL
BMSBond Management ServiceICSTCRL
BSPBinary Sensor Profile ICSTCRL
BSSBinary Sensor ServiceICSIXITTCRL
CGMP Continuous Glucose Monitor Profile ICSIXITTCRL
CGMS Continuous Glucose Monitor Service ICSIXITTCRL
CPP Cycling Power Profile ICSIXITTCRL
CPS Cycling Power Service ICSIXITTCRL
CSCPCycling Speed and Cadence ProfileICSTCRL
CSCSCycling Speed and Cadence ServiceICSTCRL
CTS Current Time ServiceICSTCRL
DIS Device Information Service ICS TCRL
EMPEmergency ProfileICSTCRL
EMCSEmergency Configuration ServiceICSIXITTCRL
ESPEnvironmental Sensing ProfileICSIXITTCRL
ESSEnvironmental Sensing ServiceICSIXITTCRL
FMPFind Me ProfileICS TCRL
FTMPFitness Machine ProfileICSIXITTCRL
FTMSFitness Machine ServiceICSIXITTCRL
GLPGlucose ProfileICS TCRL
GLSGlucose ServiceICS TCRL
HOGPHID over GATT ProfileICS TCRL
HIDSHID ServiceICS TCRL
HPSHTTP Proxy ServiceICS TCRL
HRPHeart Rate ProfileICS TCRL
HRSHeart Rate ServiceICS TCRL
HTPHealth Thermometer ProfileICS IXITTCRL
HTSHealth Thermometer ServiceICS TCRL
IASImmediate Alert ServiceICSTCRL
IDSInsulin Delivery ServiceICSIXITTCRL
IDPInsulin Delivery ProfileICSIXITTCRL
IPSIndoor Positioning ServiceICSTCRL
IPSPInternet Protocol Support ProfileICSTCRL
LLS Link Loss ServiceICS TCRL
LNPLocation and Navigation ProfileICSIXITTCRL
LNSLocation and Navigation ServiceICSIXITTCRL
NDCSNext DST Change ServiceICS TCRL
OTPObject Transfer ProfileICSTCRL
OTSObject Transfer ServiceICSIXITTCRL
PASPPhone Alert Status ProfileICS TCRL
PASSPhone Alert Status ServiceICS TCRL
PLXPPulse Oximeter ProfileICS TCRL
PLXSPulse Oximeter ServiceICS TCRL
PXP Proximity ProfileICS TCRL
RCPReconnection Configuration ProfileICSIXITTCRL
RCSReconnection Configuration ServiceICSIXITTCRL
RSCPRunning Speed and Cadence ProfileICS TCRL
RSCSRunning Speed and Cadence ServiceICS TCRL
RTUSReference Time ServiceICS TCRL
SCPPScan Parameters ProfileICS TCRL
SCPSScan Parameters ServiceICS TCRL
TDSTransport Discovery ServiceICSIXITTCRL
TIPTime ProfileICS TCRL
TPSTX Power ServiceICS TCRL
UDS User Data ServiceICSIXITTCRL
WSPWeight Scale ProfileICSIXITTCRL
WSSWeight Scale ServiceICSTCRL

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

SpecificationsTest SuiteICSIXITs/OtherTCRL
3DSP 3D Synchronization Profile ICSTCRL
A2DP Advanced Audio Distribution Profile ICS SBC CodecBIT Stream &
Conformance Test Video
TCRL
AVCTPAudio/Video Control Transport ProtocolICS TCRL
AVDTP Audio/Video Distribution Transport ProtocolICS TCRL
AVRCP A/V Remote Control Profile – Advanced Control ICS IXIT TCRL
BIP Basic Imaging Profile ICS IXITTCRL
BPPBasic Printing ProfileICS XHTML / IXITTCRL
BNEPBluetooth Network Encapsulation Protocol ICS TCRL
CTN Calendar, Tasks, and Notes ICS IXITTCRL
DIDevice ID ProfileICS TCRL
DUN Dial Up Networking ProfileICS TCRL
FTP File Transfer Profile ICS TCRL
GAVDPGeneric A / V Dist. ProfileICS TCRL
GNSSGlobal Navigation Satellite System ProfileICS TCRL
GOEP Generic Object Exchange Profile TCRL
GPP Generic PIM Profile TCRL
HCRP Hard Copy Replacement Profile ICS TCRL
HDP Health Device ProfileICS IXITTCRL
HFP Hands Free Profile ICS IXITTCRL
HID 1.0Human Interface Device Profile 1.0ICS TCRL
HID 1.1Human Interface Device Profile 1.1ICS IXITTCRL
HID 1.1.1Human Interface Device Profile 1.1.1ICS TCRL
HSP Headset Profile ICS TCRL
IOPTInteroperability Profile See Launch StudioTCRL
MAP Message Access Profile ICSTCRL
MCAPMulti Channel Adaptation ProtocolICS IXITTCRL
MDMulti-DeviceICSTCRL
MPMulti-ProfileICSTCRL
MPSMulti-Profile SpecificationICSTCRL
OPP Object Push Profile ICSTCRL
PANPersonal Area Network Profile ICS TCRL
PBAP Phone Book Access Profile ICSIXITTCRL
RFCOMMRFCOMMICS TCRL
SAP SIM Access Profile ICS TCRL
SDAP
(Deprecated)
Service Discovery Application Profile ICS TCRL
SPP 1.2Serial Port Profile 1.2ICS IXITTCRL
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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