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Testing and Certifying

 

Apply

Sign and return the Application for Certification, License Agreement and Program Manual. Once the license agreement is signed and returned a BHMA account will be created for the brand its representative(s) as specified with certification management permissions.

Test

Contact the appropriate laboratory. (Please see Application for Certification, License Agreement and Program Manual to identify which lab to call for the product(s) you wish to certify to). Once you determine the lab you will use, they will be able to give you a quote on the testing.

Test lab contacts:

    

Intertek

Mark Harrison
[email protected]

 

UL

Matt Schumann
[email protected]

 

Submit

Manufacturers must submit product data through the BHMA Certification portal in order to submit product for certification. Please refer to the Certification portal page for more details and resources on how to use the portal.

Approval

Product data will be reviewed by the test lab and require approval from the test lab and BHMA to become certified.

Certification listing fees invoiced by BHMA upon test lab approval cover certified products for the calendar year (Jan-Dec) and are not prorated. Annual certification listing fees must be paid to maintain certification listing in the Certified Products Directory. See the Licensing Agreement for the BHMA administrative fee.

Update a listing

Updates to products may be submitted at any time through use of the certification portal.

View/Download the Steps to Certification infographic

Search BHMA Certified® Products

For complete listings of BHMA Certified® Products, view the BHMA Certified® Products Directory (CPD). The listings in this directory are performance-oriented standards having cycle, operational, strength, security, and finish test requirements.

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Get Certified

Participate in the BHMA® Certification Program by voluntarily submitting a hardware product to independent laboratory testing to confirm that it fully meets the criteria of the appropriate ANSI/BHMA® standard.  This industry-wide certification program does not call for a manufacturer to be a BHMA® member in order to certify its products.

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