OTTAWA, Ont.- The Canadian Kitchen Cabinet Association is relaunching its certification program in March 2017, according to Dawn Wilson, CKCA executive director. The CKCA Certification Program was originally launched in 2009.

"Since then, construction methods, and materials have evolved. We have reviewed all aspects of this program to ensure it is current and applicable to all manufacturers," said Wilson. "We have also designed new brochures and collateral to support the program, and new forms to simplify the application process."

The CKCA Certification Testing Program is based on the CKCA Construction and Material Standards for Kitchen Cabinet and Vanities, (2009, revised 2015). The standard was developed by a technical committee that was composed of various stakeholders within the Canadian Kitchen Cabinet Industry including manufacturers, suppliers, housing authorities, environmental agencies, consultants and other industry experts.

All tests are performed by an independent third-party testing agency – Exova. The standard is reviewed every five years to ensure market trends are considered, and manufacturing processes are up to date.

Wilson said the CKCA will deliver a presentation about the certification program at WMS 2017 during the event's educational session devoted to cabinet manufacturing and design.  Click here for more information about the CKCA cabinetry certification program.

The Canadian Kitchen Cabinet Association, established in 1972, is a national association that strives to promote the interests and conserves the rights of manufacturers of kitchen cabinets, bathroom vanities, and related millwork, as well as their suppliers and dealers, throughout Canada.