Certification Sampling


Certifying bodies

Certifying Body in Denmark

Agern Allé 5
DK-2970 Hørsholm
Contact Jette Bjerre Hansen
Tel. +45 4516 9200
Mail jbh  @  dhigroup.com
Web www.dhigroup.com

Scope Groundwater, soil and solid waste 

Certifying Body in Sweden 

Campus Gräsvik 1
SE-371 75 Karlskrona
Contact Magnus Jerlmark
Tel +46 (0) 455 305600 
email  office  @ swedcert.se
Web www.swedcert.se

Scope: bottom sediment, groundwater, soil, solid waste, solid sludge and waste water





Nordtest Technical Group (NTG)

The NTG will convene once a year in a participating country. 
The responsibilities of the NTG are:

• to advice the NICe board on all issues related to the Nordtest Sampler Certification Scheme
• to perform simple maintenance of the scheme
• to suggest required maintenance and development of the scheme, including the scheme handbook, to the NICe board
• to promote international collaboration for the scheme
• to suggest appointments of new members of the NTG to the NICe board
• to initiate regular (normally annually) joint Nordic Baltic seminars for the course units and certifying bodies as applies.



Certification sampling scheme

Certification of environmental samplers

Quality sampling is a prerequisite for accurate environmental monitoring and control. Sampling variability is generally much higher than the analytical variability, often by a factor of 100 or more for environmental monitoring and control. Certification of samplers is one way to ensure and prove quality sampling.


Sampling Scheme Handbook

Scheme principles

The procedures of this handbook describe the principles of the Nordtest personnel certification scheme for samplers. The scheme is available for operation in all Nordic and Baltic countries.

The certification scheme is established according to the globally accepted process of assessment, subsequent surveillance and periodic reassessment of the competences for certified persons. The certification scheme and the certification bodies connected to this scheme shall meet the requirements of ISO/IEC 17024.

This scheme handbook presents the organisation and framework of the scheme. A collection of supporting documents related to competence, performance and sampling requirements and to the certification process is included as appendix normative with the same status as the handbook.

The handbook kan be downloaded for free here.


Nordtest is a trademark of Nordic cooperation in conformity assessment. The emphasis of Nordtest is to develop, promote and innovate Nordic test methods and pre-normative activity. Nordtest endeavours to remove technical barriers to trade and promotes the concept: “Approved once, accepted everywhere”.