BHMA Certification Program

BHMA

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 certification program to help ensure products like door closers 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 that the product fully meets the criteria of its ANSI/BHMA standard. Testing occurs regularly as an audit to ensure compliance with the standard and 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 Norton's BHMA Certified Products

Light Duty Surface Door Closers
Light Duty Surface Door Closers Grade 1 Grade 2 Grade 3
9300BC Series     x
1700 Series     x
78B/F Series     x
210 Series x    
160 Series x    
Medium Duty Surface Door Closers
Medium Duty Surface Door Closers Grade 1 Grade 2 Grade 3
8000 Series x    
1600 Series x    
410 Series x    
Heavy Duty Surface Door Closers

Norton Certified Products

Heavy Duty Surface Door Closers Grade 1 Grade 2 Grade 3
9500 Series x    
9540 Series x    
7500 Series x    
7570 Series x    
Cam Action Closers

Cam Action Closers Grade 1 Grade 2 Grade 3
2800ST Series x    
Overhead Concealed Closers

Overhead Concealed Closers Grade 1 Grade 2 Grade 3
7900 Series x