Drinking water lab certification

Laboratories testing Colorado public drinking water must be certified. To begin the certification process, complete the laboratory certification application, save, and email to thomas.lill@state.co.us 

Certification program staff conduct on-site inspections of environmental testing laboratories every two years to evaluate compliance with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Manual for the Certification of Laboratories Analyzing Drinking Water. Approved laboratory testing may include chemistry, radiochemistry and/or microbiology.

Environmental laboratories may be accredited following the laboratory criteria set forth by the United States Environmental Protection Agency
(
​EPA drinking water laboratory certification).

Laboratory certifications

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Laboratory fees
Program Fee Name FY21 Fee
Certification - SDWA In-State Laboratory - Annual Certification, per specialty, includes 1 method $ 350
Certification - SDWA In-State Laboratory - Additional Methods $ 150 ea.
Certification - SDWA In-State Laboratory - On-site Assessment, per specialty $ 300
Certification - SDWA In-State Laboratory - New Method Review $ 150 ea.
Certification - SDWA In-State Laboratory - On-site Assessment, Applicable Travel Costs Actual Costs
Certification - SDWA Out-of-State Laboratory - Annual Certification, per specialty, includes 1 method $ 500
Certification - SDWA Out-of-State Laboratory - Additional Methods $ 150 ea.
Certification - SDWA Out-of-State Laboratory - On-site Assessment $ 500
Certification - SDWA Out-of-State Laboratory - New Method Review $ 150 ea.
Certification - SDWA Out-of-State Laboratory - On-site Assessment, Applicable Travel Costs Actual Costs