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Getting Certified by EPA

A substantial number of our offices manage programs that certify technicians, service locations, laboratories or products.  Sometimes rather than performing the certifications ourselves, we will authorize specific independent organizations to perform these certifications.  We've created this page to help visitors find information about these programs.

Below is an automatically-generated list of EPA web pages that include “certification” in the title.  Entries are listed by when they were last updated; most recently updated pages appear at the top.   

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Information about EPA Certifications

Contact Information for Certification Programs and Certified Laboratories for Drinking Water

Obtain certification program information and a list of certified laboratories by choosing a state or territory from the map or list.

How to Apply for Applicator Certification under the EPA Plan

This page provides information to help interested persons apply for certification to apply restricted use pesticides in Indian Country, under the federal plan.

Certification for Marine Compression-Ignition (CI) Engines

Steps for certifying marine vessels with EPA.

Section 608 Technician Certification Programs

Provides links to companies that are EPA-approved Section 608 technician certification testing organizations.

Outreach and Engagement on Section 401 Certification

Planned outreach and engagement information for states and tribes

Basic Information on Section 401 Certification

Provide background information on section 401

Clean Water Act Section 401: State Certification of Water Quality

Federal license or permit to conduct any activity which may result in any discharge into the navigable waters shall comply with applicable State effluent limitations

Applying Section 401 Certification to Protect Wetlands

How EPA can assist States and Tribes in taking more active roles in making wetland decisions and how States and Tribes can use their water quality standards in Section 401 certifications to protect wetlands.

Certification and Recertification of WIPP

View certification and recertification information and links to documents pertaining to the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) in New Mexico.

GreenChill Store Certifications

The stores listed here reflect the stores that had earned their one-year GreenChill certification, as of December 31, 2017