Drinking Water Laboratory Certification Details

Drinking Water Laboratory Certification

General Info - Statewide Certification

This Maryland certification assures the reliability of the Safe Drinking Water Act compliance samples analyzed by state-certified laboratories. Providing high-quality data is critical to evaluating public water systems and is the primary means of evaluating the safety of the drinking water supplies. The certification is for both in-state and out-of-state laboratories that analyze drinking water samples for water systems in Maryland. Laboratories may by either government-owned or privately owned.    

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Obtaining the Certification

Ready to get your certification? - Steps, Requirements, and Documents

  1. New laboratories must pass performance testing for each parameter and have approved standard operating procedures and quality assurance procedures.

  2. In addition an on-site evaluation must be completed by the Department or an approved third party agency for in-state laboratories.

  3. An out-of-state laboratory that is requesting certification in Maryland must hold certification in their home state or from the EPA in order to receive reciprocal certification.

Apply for the Certification

  • Online Application

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Certification Issuer - Information

Who issues the certification?

Maryland Department of Environment

Contact Information

Linda Ames

Email: Linda.Ames@maryland.gov

Tel: (410) 537-3729

Legal Authority

What laws and regulations give Maryland Department of Environment the legal authority to issue this approval?