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How to Certify Your Product

BHMA sponsors third-party certification of hardware products, a formal process to establish independently whether or not a company’s product meets specific criteria. Manufacturers are not required to be BHMA members in order to certify. This video describes product testing and the importance of certification.

Here are the steps manufacturers take to achieve certification for their products. Click here to view this infographic in a separate window and/or to download.

Participating manufacturers voluntarily submit a hardware product to independent laboratory testing to confirm that the product fully meets the criteria of its ANSI/BHMA standard. In-factory audits are conducted periodically to assure product compliance with the standard. Products unable to pass the auditing process face loss of certification. BHMA® serves as a "watchdog" over the BHMA Certified® products and fields questions regarding the appropriate use and misuse of product labeling.

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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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