Qualification & Listing Fees

Here is a list of all the fees at the Bluetooth SIG.

All members are required to complete the Qualification and Declaration process, which includes payment of the Declaration fee through our online purchasing system. When payment is processed by the SIG, you will be issued a Declaration ID.

The following table lists the qualification and listing fees in U.S. dollars (USD). If you have additional questions, please submit a support request and choose Listing Process & Fees.​

Fees Explanation Associate Member Adopter Member
Declaration / Listing Fees​
Declaration Fee A Declaration fee must be paid for any new, changed, used or branded Bluetooth product $4,000 $8,000
Innovation Incentive Program (IIP) Start-up companies commercializing their first Bluetooth product can qualify for up to two declarations at a reduced price. The company must have annual revenue of less than USD $1 million and no prior QDLs, EPLs or Declarations. $2,500 ​$2,500
GATT-based Profile Client (app) Applications that support the client role only and implement one or more Bluetooth SIG adopted GATT-based Profiles are qualified as a Profile Subsystem product type. $100 $100
After Deprecation Notice Period Ends A "new Qualified Design" that implements one or more Deprecated Specification (Core, CSA, Protocol, Service, or Profile) for the first time. (For more information download the Board of Directors resolution or visit the Deprecation Schedule​). ​ $25,000 $25,000
Recognition Fees
Bluetooth Qualification Expert (BQE) ​​A Bluetooth Qualification Expert (BQE) is an individual recognized by the Bluetooth SIG to perform qualification assessments as a service to members. $1,200 Annually $1,200 Annually
Bluetooth Qualification Test Facility (BQTF) A Bluetooth Qualification Test Facility (BQTF) is recognized by the Bluetooth SIG as competent to perform "Category A" qualification conformance tests identified in the Test Case Reference List (TCRL).  $8,000 Annually $8,000 Annually
Bluetooth Recognized Test Facility (BRTF) A Bluetooth Recognized Test Facility (BRTF) is authorized to perform testing only on its own behalf. $2,000 Annually $2,000 Annually
Profile Tuning Suite (PTS) Fees
PTS Runtime Cost The Profile Tuning Suite (PTS) is a software-based black-box testing tool that automates protocol and profile interoperability testing. Free Free
PTS Radio Module The PTS radio module is required for full testing of a physical device. ​$99 ​​$99
 Other Fees
 16-bit Universally Unique Identifier (UUID)  This program for members allows the SIG to allocate a 16-bit Universally Unique Identifier (UUID) for use with a custom GATT-based service defined by the member.  $2,500  $2,500