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Directory of State and Local Government Laboratory Accreditation/Designation Programs



C W. Hyer


This directory is a guide to laboratory accreditation and similar types of programs conducted by state and local government agencies. These programs accredit or designate laboratories or other entities to conduct testing to assist the agencies in carrying out their responsibilities. This accreditation or designation is based on some type of assessment regarding the capability of the laboratory to conduct the testing. However, the nature of such assessments varies considerably from agency to agency.Entries in this directory are based primarily on information provided by each state and local government agency and reflect the agency's view of its activities. Parties interested in this area may also wish to review NIST SP 808, Directory of Federal Government Laboratory Accreditation/Designation Programs, which contains information on similar programs conducted at the federal level.The publication of this directory is part of ongoing NIST efforts to establish and maintain comprehensive information on standards, regulations, laboratory accreditation and certification programs and related information. This material answers the needs of government, industry, and the public for information on state and local government laboratory accreditation and related programs.
Special Publication (NIST SP) - 815
Report Number


accreditation, certification, designation, laboratory accreditation, laboratory designation, listing proficiency testing, qualified laboratories, quality systems, standards


Hyer, C. (2003), Directory of State and Local Government Laboratory Accreditation/Designation Programs, Special Publication (NIST SP), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD (Accessed May 27, 2024)


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Created February 1, 2003, Updated October 16, 2008