Yes there is a standard for kitchen & bathroom cabinets!
The CKCA Certification Program is a national voluntary standard, the only one of its kind in Canada for the kitchen cabinet industry. This standard was designed by the industry for the industry and ultimately for the customer who can be assured of the quality product they purchase.
The standard is *Performance-Based.
People spend as much, if not more, on their kitchens than they do on the purchase of a car, it makes sense to have a standard that measures the performance of the kitchen cabinets they purchase.
Manufacturers who are certified can carry the logo above on their certified product line to build consumer confidence with the promise of consistent quality products that their customers can trust.
Like other well-established certification programs, such as ENERGY STAR, Canadian Standards Association (CSA), and LEED Rating Systems Certification, this voluntary standard demonstrates leadership within the industry by meeting the standards set out by the CKCA. If you are building quality products, now you can gain this additional credential that gives third party validation. Process takes about 6 weeks. Start today!
Want more information? Click on any of the links below to access further details.
- Construction and Material Standards Document (2017) – This is the standards document
- Program Information and FAQ
- Guidelines, Criteria and Fees
- Testing and Certification Registration Form
The CKCA Certification Program (2017) is your tool to:
- strengthen consumer confidence
- differentiate yourself from the competition
- provides transparency in manufacturing
- sets a benchmark of quality that can unify the industry
- test and affirm the quality and performance of the kitchen and bathroom cabinets that you build.
*Performance-based: This refreshed standard, started in 2009, recognizes current construction methods and materials. It measures quality based on the performance of the cabinet using a series of rigorous tests designed and conducted at Element, an ISO17025 testing facility that is one of the world’s leading laboratory-based testing groups.
This standard celebrates Canadian quality, Canadian built, Canadian tested.
Join us, get certified and show Canadian consumers that buying Canadian built is the best decision they can make.
Certification for Kitchen Cabinets and Vanities is available to all active CKCA members in Canada. For details on membership please visit our membership page.
If you have questions, or would like to become certified please contact us.