“The reason that we certified years ago was to give our customers a bench mark of quality assurance. It wasn’t just our sales staff saying “we make great sturdy cabinets” but rather an independent lab telling our customers that they should be rest assured that what they were getting would be top quality. There are many local and imported cabinet manufacturers that could never pass this certification test, so we see this as a great sales tool and a way for our customers to have great confidence in us.”
“When we read what was involved with some of the testing, we had our doubts if our cabinets could pass that test as it seemed like an over the top strength test for a cabinet. We did our own testing to our cabinets using the same guidelines that the CKCA specified before we sent them to the lab, and our cabinets passed no problem!”
Harvey Boehlig, President, Rosehill Woodcrafters Co.
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.
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 Exova, an ISO17025 testing facility that is one of the world’s leading laboratory-based testing groups.
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. 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.
This standard celebrates Canadian quality, Canadian built, Canadian tested.
Because Canada builds better!
Like other well-established certification programs, such as ENERGY STAR, Canadian Standards Association (CSA), and LEED Rating Systems Certification, Canadian cabinet manufacturers have the opportunity to build consumer confidence with the promise of consistent quality products they can trust. CKCA inspires progress and innovation and believe this standard promotes excellence and continuous improvement.
Want more information? Click on any of the links below to access further details.
- Program Information and FAQ
- Guidelines, Criteria and Fees
- Construction and Material Standards Document (2017)
- Testing and Certification Registration Form
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.