Accreditation/Certification Program Profile

Iowa Department of Natural Resources
502 E. 9th Street
PO Box 14573
Des Moines, IA 50306-3573
Accreditation/Certification Program Type
Other: x
Recognizes accreditation from NELAP ABs: No
Accredtation required: Y
Labs required to obtain accreditation: Laboratories reporting environmental data to the IDNR must be certified.
Reciprocity agreements: Reciprocal certification may be granted to non-resident laboratories for environmental analysis provided they meet the same criteria as resident laboratories.
Accreditation Program Contact:   Laboratory Contact:
Joe Zerfas
Joe Zerfas
Fields of Accreditation
DW NPW SCM Air Tissue
Other: N
Fees range from $400 - $2800 + onsite visit fees for out-of-state labs. Additional fees of $400/analyte may apply. There is a discount for multiple program certification. Fee coomplete list of fees see: IAC 56783.3(455B) Application for laboratory certification.
Related Websites:
The University of Iowa Hygienic Laboratory (UHL) provides technical support as the laboratory appraisal authority. Personnel from the UHL evaluate information submitted by laboratories requesting certification in Iowa and perform on-site laboratory evaluations. The UHL makes a recommendation for certification to the IDNR. University Hygienic Laboratory Lee Friell Appraisal Officer/Coordinator Environmental Laboratory Certification 2220 S. Ankeny Blvd. Ankeny, IA 50023-9093 The Manual for the Certification of Laboratories Analyzing Environmental Samples for the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (2003) provides the procedures and criteria used for evaluation of laboratories seeking environmental laboratory certification in Iowa. The manual consists of three chapters. The first chapter of the manual pertains to certification of laboratories analyzing drinking water and incorporates by reference the "Manual for the Certification of Laboratories Analyzing Drinking Water: Criteria and Procedures, Quality Assurance, Fourth edition, EPA 815-B-97-001, March 1997". Chapter 2 pertains to laboratories analyzing samples for the underground storage tank program. Chapter 3 pertains to laboratories analyzing samples for the departments wastewater and sewage sludge disposal programs. Chapter #4 pertains to laboratories analyzing samples for the and Solid Waste of Contaminated Sites (SW/CS). Chapters 2 and 3 of the manual are modified from EPA's drinking water manual as appropriate for the fields of testing covered.