Our Certifications


At ARA, we are steadfast in our commitment to keep up to date with the most currently recognized industry guidelines, standards, approved methodologies, required certifications and training. This sets our staff apart as the some of the most competent professionals in this industry. Our personnel maintain multiple certifications, licenses and affiliations. While these qualifications are not required for every project, our customers can rest assured that our quality system meets or exceeds very stringent industry requirements.

Absolute Resource Associates has attained DoD ELAP and ISO/IEC 17025 accreditations, is a certified small disadvantaged business (SDB).and has been recognized by the Department of Transportation (DOT) as a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) in NH, ME, MA, RI and VT. In 2008 ARA was certified by the US Small Business Administration (SBA) as a participant in the 8a Business Development Program, and graduated from that program in November of 2017.


In January, 2018, ARA became certified as a women’s business enterprise by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), the nation’s largest third-party certifier of the businesses owned and operated by women in the U.S. In addition to our environmental lab certifications, we are proud of these designations which certify that we are approved to partner with firms who aim to meet their various diversity goals. 


For your reference, the following are some codes, designations and certifications that ARA maintains. (To download this information as a double-sided PDF document, click here.)  If you are looking for a particular certification not listed here, please ask, many certifications offer easy reciprocity between states and organizations. 


Business Certifications


Laboratory Certifications

  • Department of Defense Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program:  DoD/ELAP
  • New Hampshire Environmental Laboratory Approval Program:   NELAC/NELAP/TNI Certificate #1732
  • State of Maine Laboratory Certification Program NH00902
  • State of Vermont Department of Health: Certificate # VT173204
  • Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection M-NH902
  • Rhode Island Department of Health Certification 173213
  • Army Corps of Engineers New England, Laboratory QAPP Approved (RIM)
  • International Organization for Standardization ISO / IEC 17025


Air Quality Certifications
Board Certified American Council for Accredited Certification (ACAC)
Certified Microbial Consultant CMC                          
Certified Indoor Environmental Consultant CIEC                  
Certified Environmental Thermography Consultant CETC          
Certified Indoor Environmentalist CIE                     
Certified Microbial Investigator CMI

Certified Lead Inspector: NH, ME, VT

Asbestos Inspector, Asbestos Consultant, Asbestos Project Monitor

Matrices Investigated
Environmental Samples, Drinking Water, Waste Water, Soils, Sediments, Sludge, Cement, Construction Debris, Hazardous Waste, Storm Water, Tissue, Air, Filters, Wipes, Building Materials, Paint, Bulk Material, Dust, Particles and more!

USEPA SW 846, US EPA 600 Series, US EPA 500 Series, Standard Methods, ASTM, NIOSH, and other industry recognized standards and guidelines.

Indoor Air Capabilities
Occupant Consultations, Asbestos Inspections, Mold Inspections, Indoor Air Quality Investigations, Air and Surface Sample Collection and Analysis, Water Damage and Water Source Identification, Remediation Planning, Follow Up & Clearance Testing, Building Envelope/Siding Failure Inspections, Moisture Surveys, Lead XRF Surveys, HVAC Performance, Insulation Checks, Infrared Imaging, Services to the Healthcare Industry, Facility Evaluations for Health & Safety and more!

Asbestos Licenses
Asbestos Inspector
Asbestos Consultant
Asbestos Monitor
Asbestos Analyst


541380-Testing Laboratories                        
541620-Environmental Consulting Services                         
541690-Other Scientific & Technical Consulting                
561210-Facilities Support                        
541710-R&D Physical, Engineering, Life Sciences                       
562112- Hazardous Waste Collection                    
541350- Building Inspection Services                    
562998- Other Waste Management Services

Product Service Codes
B502 Study/Air, Quality
B504 Study/Chemical-Bio
B510 Study/Environmental
B532 Study/Soils
B533 Study/Water, Quality
H999 Misc Test & Inspect
Q999 Other Medical Svcs
R799 Other Management

SIC  Codes
8734- Testing Laboratories
8748- Business Consulting, NEC
8999- Miscellaneous Services
R799- Other Management

9511- Air & Water Resource & Solid Waste

Duns Number

Cage Code