How can I certify my lab?

Please complete the Participation Form

How long does it take to receive participation confirmation?

You will be contacted via email.  This may take a few weeks.

Who decides whether my lab can participate?

The certifying centre in charge of the Round.

What happens if there are no more spaces available?

Your lab will be included in the next available Round.

Is Certification free?

Yes it is. All courier costs are covered by ERIC.

How many certification rounds are there per year and when will the next one be?

Normally 2 per year. Certification is open all year round. 


When will the samples be sent?

You will be informed via email.

How many samples will be sent?

You will receive five samples.

Which type of samples will be sent?

DNA samples.

Which techniques are being certified?

Next Generation Sequencing and Sanger Sequencing.

Can my lab certify for more than one technique?



How long does the lab have to analyse the samples?

Normally two months. Deadlines will be outlined.

How long for results to be sent after submitting the results?

Deadline will be provided.

How should the results be submitted?

Via an online personalised form that you will be sent.

Who should I contact if I need assistance?

Please email the ERIC Office.


How long is the certification valid for?

Three years.

How can I renew my certification?

You will need to reapply.

How can I request a duplicate certificate?

Please contact the ERIC Office.

Which type of certification exists?

Standard and GLP (Good Laboratory Practice).

How many times can my lab reapply if unsuccessful?

There is no limit.

How can I find out more about certified labs?

Please click on the Certified centres and Certification Round sections on the website.