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Environmental Laboratory Approval Program

Application Forms and Related Information

Dear Laboratory Director:

Listed below you will find the Environmental Laboratory Approval Program's (ELAP) corresponding application forms and related accreditation information. On a separate webpage, you will find ELAP's Certification Manual.

You should return your completed application (Form 107 - Application Form). Please be advised that an inspection by an ELAP Environmental Laboratory Consultant may also be required prior to your laboratory's certification.

If you are applying for Secondary NELAP accreditation in New York, you need to complete and return Form 107 - Application Form. Your labortory should also submit copies of the following for ELAP's records:

  1. Primary Accrediting Body's (AB) NELAP Certifcate(s)and
  2. Most recent on-site assessment report performed by Primary AB and your laboratory's corrective action responses.

In order to become ELAP certified, your laboratory must first demonstrate capability on all the requested fields of proficiency testing (FoPT) analytes. You must achieve passing scores in at least two (2) of three (3) consecutive proficiency tests performed at least fifteen (15) days apart. The 15-day separation is based on the analysis date. At least one of the scores must be less than six (6) months old. Therefore, you may take any combination of the following actions:

  1. Submit your laboratory's proficiency test scores from analyses performed within the previous eighteen (18) months on samples from any of the NELAC/TNI accredited PT providers.
  2. Purchase samples of each requested FoPT compound from one of the NELAC/TNI accredited PT providers and have the provider submit your scores to the ELAP Office.
  3. Wait until the analytes are tested in the next regularly scheduled NYS DOH Wadsworth Center's studies. Certification Manual Item 310 contains the current PT Schedule. Scores and certification data are released twenty-one (21) days after the study's close date.

At the time of certification (approval), your ELAP laboratory identification number (ELAP ID) will be assigned, certificate(s) will be issued, and a $500 approval fee will be requested. The check must be payable to "NYS Department of Health".

The forms below are available as Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) files unless otherwise indicated. The Adobe Acrobat Reader software is required to view and print most forms. The software is free and can be downloaded from the Adobe website directly.

If you have trouble opening any of the files, or have questions in regards to laboratory certification, please contact the program office at (518) 485-5570 or by E-mail ELAP@health.ny.gov. If you have questions in regards to NYSDOH Wadsworth Center's proficiency testing program, please contact that program office at (518) 473-3383 or by E-mail dehspt@health.ny.gov.

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