BIFMA Compliant Program


In 2019, The Business and Institutional Furniture Manufacturers Association (BIFMA) announced that it will officially launch BIFMA Compliant, a branded conformance program, in October 2020. All testing done to support this program must be conducted by an ISO/IEC 17025 accredited testing laboratory with the relevant BIFMA standards listed on their Scope of Accreditation. Accreditation to these BIFMA standards is a specialty program, covered under A2LA’s mechanical field of testing and available to both BIFMA members and non-members.

The BIFMA Compliant program will provide documented rules and a publicly accessible registry of products that comply with BIFMA Compliant standards. Organizations that become accredited through this A2LA program will meet the standards required by BIFMA to have their products registered on this site. The program will cover nine mechanical standards that focus on safety and durability:

  1. ANSI/BIFMA X5.1 Office Seating
  2. ANSI/BIFMA X5.11 Large Occupant Office Seating
  3. ANSI/BIFMA X6.1 Educational Seating
  4. ANSI/BIFMA X5.4 Lounge and Public Seating
  5. BIFMA X6.4 Occasional-Use Seating
  6. ANSI/BIFMA X5.5 Desk / Table Products
  7. ANSI/SOHO S6.5 Small Office/Home Office
  8. ANSI/BIFMA X5.6 Panel Systems
  9. ANSI/BIFMA X5.9 Storage Units


A2LA Program Requirements

  • ISO/IEC 17025 Requirements for the Competence of Testing and Calibration Laboratories


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