ELAP - Application and Field of Testing (FOT) Forms

Application Forms

The ELAP 001 application form requests general information about the laboratory and personnel. It must be fully filled out, signed, and dated to be acceptable.

checkmark PLEASE NOTE: The ELAP application form appears with strikeouts and red editing marks. Please use the version with these marks. ELAP 001 is defined in regulation and content cannot be deleted until regulatory change is made. See our Regulations page for updates.

Field of Testing Forms


ELAP only accredits for analytical test methods approved for regulatory purpose. State Regulatory Agencies such as the Department of Toxic Substances Control and the State and Regional Water Quality Control Boards utilize ELAP accredited laboratory data for environmental and public health decisions and have final decision approval of ELAP’s accreditation offering listed in the Field of Testing (FOT) worksheets. 

If an analytical test method is not on the FOT sheet, ELAP does not offer the method for accreditation.

Contact your customer and discuss selection of methods which are appropriate for the tests it undertakes and request approval for intended use with the appropriate State Regulatory Agency.

The State Regulatory Agency will make a formal request to ELAP to update our accreditation offerings.

Please do not edit or manipulate the Excel worksheets. Keeping them in their current form allows ELAP to upload the requested subgroups directly to our accreditation database when we process an application. Simply enter a "Y" in the appropriate field next to the subgroups being requested.

Field of Testing forms are Excel file worksheets that identify which subgroups a laboratory is requesting accreditation.

These forms need to be submitted in two formats with every application:

  1. PDF. When printed, a signature and date field appear at the bottom of each form. Each page needs to be signed and dated, then scanned and submitted as a PDF.
  2. Excel file(s). Attach the saved Excel file (s) for each of your FOT forms to your application submission email.


  • FOT 101 - Microbiology of Drinking Water - revised April 2016
  • FOT 107 - Microbiology of Wastewater - revised May 2015
  • FOT 126 - Microbiology of Recreational Water - revised June 2014

Inorganic Chemistry

  • FOT 102 - Inorganic Chemistry of Drinking Water - revised Sept. 2014
  • FOT 103 - Toxic Chemical Elements of Drinking Water - revised June 2014
  • FOT 108 - Inorganic Chemistry of Wastewater - revised Sept. 2014
  • FOT 109 - Toxic Chemical Elements of Wastewater - revised June 2014
  • FOT 114/115/120 - Inorganic Chemistry & Toxic Chemical Elements of Hazardous Waste/Extraction Test/Physical Properties
    of Hazardous Waste - revised May 2006

Organic Chemistry

  • FOT 104 - Volatile Organic Chemistry of Drinking Water - revised January 2018
  • FOT 105 - Semi-volatile Organic Chemistry of Drinking Water - revised April 2019
  • FOT 110 - Volatile Organic Chemistry of Wastewater - revised June 2014
  • FOT 111 - Semi-Volatile Organic Chemistry of Wastewater - revised April 2019
  • FOT 116/117 - Volatile Organic Chemistry of Hazardous Waste/Semi-Volatile Organic Chemistry of Hazardous Waste - revised
    April 2019


  • FOT 113/119 - Whole Effluent Toxicity of Wastewater/Toxicity Bioassay of Hazardous Waste - revised March 2010


Bulk Asbestos

  • FOT 121 - Bulk Asbestos Analysis of Hazardous Waste - revised May 2002

Pesticide Residues in Food

  • FOT 124/125 - Organic Chemistry of Pesticide Residues in Food (measurements by MS techniques)/ Organic Chemistry of Pesticide
    Residues in Food (excluding measurements by MS techniques) - revised May 2002

Shellfish Sanitation

  • FOT 127 - Shellfish Sanitation - revised Aug. 2006


  • FOT 129 - Parasites in Potable Water - revised June 2014