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Testing and Certifying

  • Sign and return the Application for Certification, License Agreement and Program Manual which may be obtained from BHMA®.
  • 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.
  • Email a separate Microsoft Word file for each of your BHMA Certified® Products Directory listings to: LMcClean@kellencompany.com
  • BHMA® will not post the listings until the test lab affirms the test reports. (Test report number must be provided to BHMA® along with the proposed directory listing.)
  • All listings must be supported by a test report number provided by the test lab administering the program (as indicated in the Application for Certification, License Agreement and Program Manual). These initial test reports are to ensure the manufacturer has confirmed compliance prior to submittal, and may be from a qualified laboratory of their choice.
    • All follow up program testing will be coordinated with, and only performed by, the administering lab. See the BHMA® Application for Certification, License Agreement and Program Manual for the designated test lab and the frequency of tests that will be required by the laboratory follow up service.
    • The lab will refer to the directory along with the Application for Certification, License Agreement and Program Manual to select test samples for ongoing testing.
  • (The test lab will bill the manufacturers directly for the test performed and their portion of the administrative costs.)
  • When you submit documents to BHMA® please be sure each is clearly marked:
    • Proposed listing: Standard number and year, product line, company name
      • e.g. A156.2 – 2011 Locks and Latches, DCEF Company Inc.
    • Test report or report number: Test report #, standard number w/ year, product line, company name
      • e.g. test report XXXXXXX, A156.2 - 2016 Locks Latches, DCEF Company Inc.
  • The test report number and the proposed product will be forwarded to the lab for affirmation upon receipt.

 

Creating your listing

  • The listing will be inserted into the directory as submitted. BHMA® staff does not edit the content of the listing.
  • Be sure to include the revision year of the standard to which the products are certified.
  • It is acceptable to briefly describe a unique function that is not adequately covered by the standard. Excessive or overly descriptive wording will not be allowed.
    • Be sure to include the revision year of the standard to which the products are certified.
    • Company logos are allowed in the first page only, no other graphics are allowed.
    • All copy must be formatted in Times New Roman, 12 point, regular type, single spaced. No bold is allowed except in the company name.
    • Margins should be 1 inch all around. (Wording must be kept to a minimum.)
    • Do not assign page numbers or insert headers or footers.

 

Update a listing

  • Updates may be submitted throughout the year by emailing the proposed updated listing, incorporating the new or amended portion to BHMA®. Please forward test report number. Your test lab must affirm each proposed update. BHMA® will post in the online directory upon lab affirmation.
  • BHMA® will call for directory updates every September for the following year's printed version.
  • Fees are annual (Jan-Dec) and are not prorated. Payment for all listings must be included when submitting your listing(s) to BHMA®. See the Licensing Agreement for the BHMA administrative fee.

 

Application for Certification, License Agreement and Program Manual located here:
http://buildershardware.com/Certification-Program/How-to-Certify-Your-Product


Test lab contacts:
Intertek
Mark Harrison
mark.harrison2@intertek.com

UL (Underwriters’ Labs)
Matt Schumann
Matthew.Schumann@ul.com

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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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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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