BHMA Certification Program


The Builders Hardware Manufacturing Association (BHMA®) is an organization that develops and maintains product performance standards for various builder hardware products. BHMA is the only association accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) to do this and more than 40 commercial and residential standards have been authored to date. BHMA also sponsors a product testing and certification program to help ensure products perform important life safety and security functions for various facilities and their occupants.

Manufacturers and BHMA

Manufacturers voluntarily submit their products to independent laboratories to confirm each product fully meets the criteria of its ANSI/BHMA standard. Testing occurs regularly as an audit to ensure compliance with the standard to maintain a listing within the ANSI/BHMA Certified Products Directory (CPD).

BHMA Grades Explained

Many ANSI/BHMA standards define different product grades for various hardware products. The grade levels represent progressive levels of performance benchmarks as outlined in the applicable ANSI/BHMA standard, with grade 1 being the highest. 

Explore RIXSON's BHMA Certified Products

Overhead Concealed Closers
Overhead Concealed Closers Grade 1 Grade 2 Grade 3
90 Series x    
700 Series   x  
800 Series   x  
608 Series   x  
Overhead Stops & Holders
Overhead Stops & Holders Grade 1 Grade 2 Grade 3
1 Series x    
1 ADJ Series x    
2 Series x    
5 Series x    
6 Series x    
6 ADJ Series x    
9 Series x    
9 ADJ Series x    
10 Series x    
55 Series x    
Electromagnetic Holders & Releases
Electromagnetic Holders & Releases Grade 1 Grade 2 Grade 3
Model 980M  x    
Model 981M  x    
Model 989 x    
Model 990M x    
Model 991M x    
Model 994M x    
Model 996M x    
Model 997M x    
Model 998M x    
Model 999M x    
Model 972 x    
Shallow Depth Floor Closers
Shallow Depth Floor Closers Grade 1 Grade 2 Grade 3
Model 51  x    
Model Q51/QT51  x    
Model HM51 x    
Model F35 / F5310 x    
Model 519 x    
Model 50 x 554 Arm x    
Model 50   x  
Model 5020   x  
Specialty Closers
Specialty Closers Grade 1 Grade 2 Grade 3
10 / 12 Duo Chek     x
15 / 16 Duo Chek     x
354 Gate Closer     x
355 Gate Closer     x
356 Gate Closer     x
357 Gate Closer     x
359 Gate Closer     x
Floor Closers
Floor Closers Grade 1 Grade 2 Grade 3
Model 27 x    
Model 127 x    
Model 427 x    
Model F327 x    
Model L27 x    
Model L27-180 x    
Model Q27 / QT27 x    
Model HM27 x    
Model 20   x