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BIFMA Certification

BIFMA Certification

BIFMA-Certification

BIFMA is the trade association for business and institutional furniture manufacturers. Since 1973, BIFMA has been the voice of the commercial furniture industry.


BIFMA sponsors the development of safety and performance standards, provides industry statistics and forecasts, advocates for regulatory conditions that foster value and innovation, and serves as a forum for member cooperation and collaboration.


Furniture Comfort, Safety, Sustainability, and Durability Standards


Americans can take the comfort, safety, and durability of their workplace furniture for granted in large part because of the voluntary standards adopted by the business and institutional furniture industry. Chairs that support us securely day after day, casters that roll smoothly year after year, drawers that retain their shape even when jam-packed — these are some of the foundation stones of a safe and civilized workplace. BIFMA sponsors the development and maintenance of the standards behind these quiet achievements.


BIFMA Product Safety and Performance Standards and Guidelines:

  • ANSI/BIFMA X5.1 Office Seating
  • ANSI/BIFMA X5.3 Vertical Files
  • ANSI/BIFMA X5.4 Lounge and Public Seating
  • ANSI/BIFMA X5.5 Desk Products
  • ANSI/BIFMA X5.6 Panel Systems
  • ANSI/BIFMA X5.9 Storage
  • ANSI/BIFMA X5.11 Large Occupant Office Seating
  • ANSI/BIFMA X6.1 Educational Seating
  • ANSI/SOHO S6.5 Small Office/Home Office
  • ANSI/BIFMA M7.1 Standard Test Method for Determining VOC Emissions
  • ANSI/BIFMA X7.1 Standard for Formaldehyde and TVOC Emissions
  • ANSI/BIFMA e3 Furniture Sustainability Standard