The Environmental Laboratory Approval Program (ELAP) of the Wadsworth Center was established in 1984, under Section 502 of the Public Health Law and is responsible for the certification of laboratories performing environmental analyses on samples originating from New York State, thus ensuring the accuracy and reliability of these analyses.
Fields of Accreditation
ELAP currently grants certification to commercial, facility self-monitoring and government operated environmental laboratories, in the following fields of accreditation:
- Air and Emissions (as Certification Manual Item 180.4)
- Drinking Water (as Certification Manual Item 180.1)
- Non-Potable Water (as Certification Manual Item 180.2)
- Solid and Chemical Materials (Solid Waste and Soils) (as Certification Manual Item 180.3)
- Medical Marijuana (as Certification Manual Item 180.7)
Frequently Asked Questions
- ELAP Frequently Asked Questions
- Asbestos Frequently Asked Questions
- Legionella Frequently Asked Questions
- PFOA and PFOS Frequently Asked Questions
Proficiency Test Summaries are provided
Solicitation of Interest (SOI) for Laboratories to Perform Testing of Medical Marijuana Products in New York State
Potentially interested commercial laboratories have the opportunity to participate in testing of medical marijuana products in NYS.
Testing opportunities consist of medical marijuana products produced by Registered Organizations registered with the New York State Department of Health (...read more
Beginning April 2, 2018, application materials will be available for laboratories to apply for ELAP certification for Total Microcystins.
Certification for Total Microcystins will be offered in the Drinking Water and Non-Potable Water categories using Total Microcystins by Environmental...read more
Section 1112 of the Public Health Law (emergent contaminant monitoring), enacted by Part M of Chapter 57 of the laws of 2017, requires drinking water to be tested for the emerging contaminant, 1,4-Dioxane, by a laboratory certified by the Department’s Environmental Laboratory Approval Program (...read more