Active NIJ Standards and Comparative Test Methods

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The following are active NIJ standards. Standards are revised on an as-needed basis. You also may review a list of inactive standards, which are no longer supported, updated or revised; and a list of standards under development

Active NIJ Standards and Test Protocols
Criminal Justice Restraints Standard​NIJ Standard 1001.00​Active2014​
Standard Practice for Measurement of Body Armor Wearers Exit Notice
This standard was produced by ASTM and is available for purchase from their website. NIJ staff served on the developing subcommittee.
ASTM E2902Active2012
Public Safety Bomb SuitNIJ Standard-0117.00Active,
revision underway.
March 2012
CBRN Protective EnsembleNIJ Standard-0116.00ActiveNovember 2010
Body Armor — Ballistic Resistance

See also: List of compliant armorSelection and application guide
NIJ Standard-0101.06 Supersedes 2005 Interim Requirements and NIJ Standard-0101.04, September 2000Active July 2008
Body Armor — Stab ResistanceSee list of compliant armorNIJ Standard-0115.00Active,
selection guide update underway
September 2000
Metallic Handcuffs (pdf, 10 pages)NIJ Standard-0307.01Active,
will be superseded by ​NIJ Standard 1001.00
March 1982
Ballistic Helmets (pdf, 15 pages)NIJ Standard-0106.01
Supersedes NILECJ-STD-0106.00, September 1975
revision underway
December 1981
Portable Bomb X-RayNIJ Standard-0603.01ActiveDecember 2007
Handheld Metal DetectorsNIJ Standard-0602.02
Supersedes 0602.01, September 2000
revision underway
November 2003
Walk-Through Metal DetectorsNIJ Standard-0601.02
Supersedes NIJ Standard-0601.01, September 2000 and NILECJ-STD-0601.00, June 1974
revision underway
January 2003
Protective Gloves (pdf, 16 pages)See comparison evaluation resultsNIJ Test Protocol 99-114ActiveJune 1999
Autoloading PistolsNIJ Standard-0112.03
Supersedes NIJ Standard-0112.02, January 1995 and NIJ Standard-0112.01, May 1989.
ActiveNovember 1998
Ballistic Resistant Protective Materials (pdf, 16 pages)NIJ Standard-0108.01
Supersedes NILECJ-STD-0103.00, Portable Ballistic Shields, May 1974, and NIJ Standard-0108.00, December 1981
ActiveSeptember 1985
Riot Helmets and Face Shields (pdf, 19 pages)NIJ Standard-0104.02
Supersedes NIJ Standard-0104.01, August 1980
revision underway 
October 1984
Handheld Tear Gas Weapons (pdf, 16 pages)NIJ Standard-0110.00ActiveSeptember 1985
Barrier-Penetrating Tear Gas Munitions (pdf, 18 pages)NIJ Standard-0111.00ActiveSeptember 1985
Vehicle Tracking Devices (pdf, 28 pages)NIJ Standard-0223.00MActiveMay 1986
Rechargeable Batteries for Personal and Portable Transceivers (pdf, 15 pages)NIJ Standard-0211.01
Supersedes NILECJ-STD-0211.00, June 1975
ActiveSeptember 1995
Hearing Protectors for Use on Firing Ranges (pdf, 18 pages)NILECJ-STD-0102.00ActiveMarch 1973
Drug Reagent Test Kits (pdf, 26 pages)NIJ Standard-0604.01 Supersedes NILECJ-STD-0604.00, December 1978ActiveJuly 2000
Direct Connect Police Annunciator Panels (pdf, 22 pages)NIJ Standard-0320.00ActiveApril 1986
Date Modified: June 29, 2015