What is a Bluetooth Qualification Consultant?
Bluetooth® Qualification Consultants (BQCs) are independent consultants who have met specific requirements and are permitted to call themselves “Bluetooth Qualification Consultants” when they assist members with submitting their products for qualification. Members may, but are not required to, engage Bluetooth Qualification Consultants to provide qualification-related services and guidance.
Please visit this link for more information and a list of currently available BQCs.
How does a member use a Bluetooth Qualification Consultant?
If a member company wishes to engage a Bluetooth Qualification Consultant to provide qualification-related services or guidance on their specific qualification scenario, the member company will need to engage the consultant directly.
To create projects for the member company in Launch Studio, the consultant will need to create a user account under the member company’s account. The consultant can use that account to access Launch Studio and create projects under the member company’s account.
Here’s a step-by-step guide:
- Member Company engages Consultant John Doe (e.g., a Bluetooth Qualification Consultant) directly.
- Member Company provides an email address to John Doe that uses the same email address domain as the Member Company’s Bluetooth SIG membership registration (e.g., firstname.lastname@example.org).
- John Doe uses the email@example.com email address to apply for a Bluetooth SIG user account on Bluetooth SIG’s website as a Member Company user. (Note that if the Member Company does not provide John Doe with access to the email account associated with the firstname.lastname@example.org email address, then John Doe may require further assistance from the Member Company to complete the user account registration process because a validation email will be sent to that email address and confirmation that the email address is valid must occur to complete the user account registration.)
- Once John Doe has obtained a user account with the email@example.com email address, John Doe can utilize the firstname.lastname@example.org email to log in to access Launch Studio and create and submit projects on behalf of the Member Company.
Bluetooth Qualification Consultants are not employed by or representatives of Bluetooth SIG. Each member that engages a Bluetooth Qualification Consultant is responsible for establishing the terms of its relationship with the Bluetooth Qualification Consultant, including payment and scope of services.
How do you apply to become a Bluetooth Qualification Consultant?
An individual seeking recognition as a Bluetooth® Qualification Consultant must satisfy all program requirements, including passing an exam to evaluate proficiency with Bluetooth specifications (including test specifications) and the Bluetooth Qualification Program.
If you’re interested in becoming a Bluetooth Qualification Consultant, you could find more information here.