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AAMA Accredited Full-Service Laboratories

Product testing of windows, doors and skylights for certification through the AAMA program must be conducted at an AAMA-accredited laboratory. The laboratory conducts the tests on prototype samples of the particular product type, class and grade according to methods specified in AAMA/WDMA/CSA 101/I.S.2/A440 and other applicable standards. Upon completion, the test report is submitted by the lab directly to the Administrator/Validator, who reviews it to verify that the proper procedures were followed and that all testing and performance information is included.

To qualify as an AAMA accredited testing facility, the laboratory must:

  • Be AAMA-inspected and accredited to specific ASTM International and AAMA test protocols
  • Formally apply for accreditation with AAMA
  • Contract with AAMA that it will properly and responsibly maintain the accreditation
  • Allow periodic lab inspections, quality and document control, calibration confirmations of testing apparatus and technician evaluations by the Program Validator

In addition, all accredited labs can have no business affiliation with the window and door manufacturers except for contracts for testing services.

These requirements allow the testing to be unbiased and independent.

Only AAMA Accredited Full-Service Laboratories are accredited by AAMA for performing field testing.

AAMA Accredited Component Laboratories

To establish a total quality management system tying together the network of component suppliers and fenestration system fabricators, key component suppliers must assure window and door manufacturers that their products meet appropriate AAMA standards for painted finishes, weatherstrip, sealants, and hardware as referenced in AAMA/WDMA/CSA 101/I.S.2/A440. To do this, they must have product samples tested for compliance with the appropriate standard at an AAMA Accredited Full-Service Laboratory or an AAMA Accredited Component Laboratory, and supply a documented test report indicating compliance. If a component supplier cannot demonstrate that its product complies with applicable AAMA standards via testing at an AAMA Accredited or Accredited Laboratory, the component may not be used in products approved to bear the AAMA Gold Certification Label.

To qualify as an AAMA Accredited Component Laboratory, the laboratory must:

  • Formally apply for accreditation with AAMA
  • Contract with AAMA that it will properly and responsibly maintain the accreditation

Allow periodic lab inspections, quality and document control, calibration confirmations of testing apparatus and technician evaluations by the Program Validator.

AAMA Accredited Labs Search Options

There are several options for locating an AAMA Accredited Lab.

Search now based on the following criteria:

  • Search by keyword (does not include company nameor AAMA, ANSI, ASTM, CPSC or CAWM publication number (i.e., NAFS, static, AAMA 501.6, AAMA 613, ASTM E 330, etc.)
  • Search by keyword and publication number or by multiple publication numbers (i.e., static+AAMA 502 or AAMA 2605+ASTM E 330, etc.) Note: Do not add spaces in between each search term and the + sign.
  • Select a State or Province to narrow your search results

When “submit” is clicked, a new tab will open with the listing of standards that match your search criteria. A direct link is included for each publication to either the AAMA Publication Store or to the appropriate outside organization website. If a publication link takes you to the Contact AAMA page, the document is not current, and a request will need to be sent for more information.

Labs that appear in the results with an asterisk (*) at the end of their name are not accredited for AAMA air-water-structural testing.