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BIFMA Performance Mark

We offer the first and only program that certifies a product meets BIFMA performance standards. Now, you can demonstrate that your office furniture products meet industry performance and durability requirements, backed by a third-party certification.

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With our BIFMA Performance Certification Program, products are carefully selected and subjected to durability and strength testing efforts in only accredited laboratories. This results in a well-recognized certification Mark, along with annual follow-up testing that helps detect changes in your supply chain that could affect product performance. Our certification program allows for testing over and above BIFMA standards, up to 25 percent more, enabling you to demonstrate greater product strength and build trust among your international customers and purchasing representatives.


  • Demonstration that products imported into the U.S. and Canada comply with BIFMA standards
  • Demonstration of compliance with a variety of specification and purchasing requirements, including GSA requirements
  • Third-party proof of your testing for performance and durability

In addition, the UL enhanced mark will be featured on your products and promotional materials, and your products will be listed in UL Product iQ, our free certification directory.

By achieving the BIFMA Performance Certification for products, you can:

  • Gain a competitive edge in the marketplace
  • Certify continued adherence to industry standards
  • Eliminate the challenges of how to comply with durability and strength requirements

We can certify BIFMA performance for a wide range of product standards, including:

  • ANSI/BIFMA X5.5-2014 Desk Products
  • ANSI/BIFMA X5.9-2019 Storage Units
  • ANSI/BIFMA X5.1-2017 Office Seating
  • ANSI/BIFMA X5.4-2012 Lounge and Public Seating
  • ANSI/BIFMA X5.6-2016 Panel Systems
  • ANSI/BIFMA X6.1-2018 Educational Seating
  • ANSI/BIFMA S6.5-2008 Small Office/Home Furniture
  • ANSI/BIFMA X5.11-2015 Large Occupant Office Chair

Why UL Solutions

To help differentiate your products in the marketplace, the UL enhanced Mark will be featured on your products and promotional materials. Plus, your products will be listed in UL Product iQTM, UL Solutions’ free certification directory.

Modernizing Individual Commercial Office Furnishings Safety Requirements

Office furnishings have undergone many innovations. UL has helped develop new requirements to keep up with this wave of innovation the result of which is a single streamlined standard with modernized requirements, UL 2999.

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