Apply for Laboratory Accreditation

Laboratory accreditation is the gold standard in electrodiagnostic excellence. Learn more about the Federation of Electrodiagnostic Laboratory Accreditation and how it can supercharge your physical therapy practice.

Complete the following steps to apply for lab accreditation

  1. Download and complete the application.
  2. Download and review the evaluative criteria.
  3. Complete the evaluative criteria by commenting as directed under each criterion.
    by following the link at the bottom of this page.:
  4. Main lab and up to three satellite facilities:  $500
    Main lab and up to ten satellite facilities:  $750
    Main lab and more than ten satellite facilities:  $1000
  5. Put together an organized Word Document with a table of contents for the requested appendices.
  6. E-mail the following to
    • Completed application
    • Organized and labeled appendices
    • EMG/NCV Lab policy and procedure manual
    • Any other documents needed to satisfy the evaluative criteria
  7. Pay the appropriate fee. (50% discount for all ACEWM EDX SIG members – call us to get your coupon code)
  8. Once payment and all documents are received, we will initiate the review process of your application.

Application for Laboratory Accreditation and Evaluation Criteria

What is the Federation of Electrodiagnostic Laboratory Accreditation?

The Benchmark for Excellence and Safety in Electrodiagnostic Exams

The Federation of Electrodiagnostic Laboratory Accreditation (FELA) is an organization that was initiated by three leading organizations in clinical electrophysiology: the American Academy of Clinical Electrodiagnosis (AACE), The American Physical Therapy Association’s Academy of Clinical Electrophysiology and Wound Management (ACEWM), and the ACEWM Electrodiagnostics SIG.

The Value of EDX Lab Accreditation

The FELA was formed to recognize electrodiagnostic labs that meet high levels of quality, patient safety, and follow accepted standards of care in electrodiagnostics. The process of electrodiagnostic laboratory accreditation is voluntary but strongly encouraged. Accredited labs demonstrate to the public, referral sources, and to third party payers that electrodiagnostic studies are performed with the highest standards and patient safety in mind.

More Specifically the FELA:

  • Demonstrates clinical excellence in EDX medicine.
  • Proves a laboratory’s commitment to providing the highest quality health care and a safe environment for patients.
  • Provides patients, referral sources, and payers with a credible measure to differentiate the laboratory’s quality of care.
  • Demonstrates to electrodiagnostic trainees (residents and fellows) that your laboratories provide the best quality electrodiagnostic environment in which to learn.

Why Should Payers Consider EDX Laboratory Accreditation?

Private and public payers need a tool to identify quality EDX studies. FELA’s program helps payers to be sure their payments are made to providers trained to perform EDX testing and who use the appropriate equipment, are onsite, and provide real-time diagnosis. This ensures patient safety, best quality, lowest cost, and helps payers avoid paying for fraudulent services.