About ANSI/KCMA A161.1 Certification

Cabinets bearing the ANSI/KCMA 161.1 certification have been extensively tested according to rigorous standards developed, and periodically revised, by a committee operating under rules set by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and developed by the Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers Association (KCMA). 

Resources:

  • ANSI/KCMA 161.1 certification requirements can be found here
  • Click here to review the benefits of certification
  • Contact Chuck Arnold (carnold@kcma.org) for a copy of the ANSI/KCMA 161.1 standard
  • Questions or inquiries regarding certification training, should be directed to carnold@KCMA.org

ANSI/KCMA A161.1 FAQ

Who’s eligible to participate in the certification program?
The ANSI/KCMA A161.1 certification program is open to all cabinet manufacturers.  Manufacturers may certify one, several or all of their cabinet lines.
 
How can I find certified manufacturers?
KCMA’s certified cabinet manufacturer look up tool can be found here. The tool includes a filter to search only for certified manufacturers.   
How does KCMA ensure compliance with certification requirements?
Compliance with the ANSI/KCMA standard is verified by initial cabinet testing, periodic plant inspections and testing, and yearly retesting.  All testing is performed by accredited independent laboratories.
 
Companies not licensed with the KCMA Certification Program may not claim or imply conformance with these standards for their products.  KCMA, as the proprietary sponsor, reserves the right to question any claims of conformance and to test the products of any manufacturer making such claims.  Should KCMA discover that a manufacturer is falsely representing that his products meet these standards, KCMA will take appropriate legal action.
 
How do I know who manufactured my certified cabinet?
Below the certification seal, the name of the manufacturer or a code representing the manufacturer is included. You can use the KCMA’s search tool to find a manufacturer’s name by using the code.