Environmental Microbiology Laboratory Accreditation Program (EMLAP)
(ISO/IEC 17025:2017 Accreditation)
The Environmental Microbiology Laboratory Accreditation Program (EMLAP) is specifically for labs identifying microorganisms commonly detected in air, fluids, and bulk samples during indoor quality studies.
Please review Policy Module 3 for more information before applying for AIHA LAP Accreditation Programs.
Why Participate in EMLAP?
When a laboratory is accredited by AIHA LAP, the laboratory and its clients have the assurance that the laboratory has met defined standards for performance based on examination of a variety of criteria. When a laboratory is accredited by AIHA LAP, it becomes part of an elite group of laboratories achieving and maintaining a high level of professional performance.
Who Should Participate in the Program?
The program is specifically designed for microbiology laboratories specializing in analysis for microorganisms commonly detected in air, fluids, and bulk samples collected from schools, offices, hospitals, industrial, agricultural and other work environments. Since results of these analyses are used to determine the magnitude or presence of a problem in the workplace environment, it is vital that the laboratory analyzing the samples be proficient in producing high quality data on which important health decisions will be based. Accreditation from AIHA LAP is a mark of that capability. Participation in an AIHA LAP approved Proficiency Testing program is required.