The Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) maintains a State program for the certification of laboratories conducting analyses of drinking water compliance samples. In order to be eligible to analyze compliance samples under the Safe Drinking Water Act, laboratories must meet the minimum criteria specified by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Manual for the Certification of Laboratories Analyzing Drinking Water, 5th edition, January 2005, and regulations put forth in the Code of Maryland Regulations (COMAR).
Laboratory Certification Program
Maryland Department of the Environment
Water Supply Program - WSA
1800 Washington Blvd., Suite 450
Baltimore, Maryland 21230-1708
Phone: (410) 537-3712
Fax: (410) 537-3157
Laboratory Certification Applications and Forms
- Applications for Drinking Water Lab Certification in the State of Maryland:
- New Laboratory Application
- Use for In-State Labs requesting initial certification for Maryland.
- Also use for In-State Labs that were previously dissolved and would like to reinstate drinking water certification in Maryland.
- In-State Renewal Application
- Use for In-State Labs requesting to maintain existing certification for Maryland (required annually).
- Out-of-State Renewal Application
- Use for Out-of-State Labs requesting to maintain existing certification for Maryland (required annually).
- Also use for Out-of-State Labs requesting initial/new certification for Maryland.
- Forms associated with the Lab Certification process above:
Laws and Regulations
Public Drinking Water Sampler Certification
the Safe Drinking Water Act compliance samples submitted to state certified laboratories.
Performing the required sampling and testing of public water systems is the primary means of
evaluating the safety of the drinking water supply.
This certification is primarily for laboratory personnel, municipal and private water system operators and superintendents, and county and state health department staff.