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 the 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. This page will be removed soon. The test documents can now be found on specifications 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 2021-2 TCRL 2021-2 2022-01-25 2022-04-25
TCRL 2021-1 TCRL 2021-1 (Core 5.3) 2021-07-13 2021-10-13
TCRL 2020-1 TCRL 2020-1 2020-12-22 2021-03-22
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

 

 

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
RFPHY RFPHY 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

 

Mesh Networking Specifications

Specifications Test Suite ICS IXITs/Other TCRL
MESH Mesh Profile ICS IXIT TCRL
MMDL Mesh Model ICS IXIT TCRL
MCDB Mesh Configuration Database Profile ICS   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
ATP Asset Tracking Profile ICS   TCRL
BAS Battery Service ICS   TCRL
BCS Body Composition Service ICS   TCRL
BLP Blood Pressure Profile ICS IXIT TCRL
BLS Blood Pressure Service ICS IXIT 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
CTES Constant Tone Extension Service ICS IXIT TCRL
DIS Device Information Service ICS   TCRL
DTP Device Time Profile ICS IXIT TCRL
DTS Device Time Service ICS IXIT 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
PAMP Physical Activity Monitor Profile ICS   TCRL
PAMS Physical Activity Monitor Service ICS   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
DID 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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