Active NIJ Standards and Comparative Test Methods

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The following table presents active NIJ standards.[1]

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
Offender Tracking SystemsNIJ Standard-1004.00NIJActive July 2016
Standard on Respiratory Protection Equipment for Tactical and Technical Operations[2]NFPA 1986 NFPAActiveFebruary 2017
Public Safety Bomb Suit StandardNIJ Standard-0117.01Supersedes NIJ Standard 0117.00NIJActive April 2016
Criminal Justice Restraints Standard
See also Minimum Scheme Requirements to Certify Criminal Justice Restraints Described in NIJ Standard 1001.00

NIJ Standard 1001.00
Standard Practice for Measurement of Body Armor Wearers[3]
ASTM E2902ASTMActive2012
CBRN Protective EnsembleNIJ Standard-0116.00NIJActive,
revision underway
November 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 2000NIJActive July 2008
Body Armor — Stab ResistanceSee list of compliant armorNIJ Standard-0115.00
selection guide update underway
September 2000
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-0603.01NIJActiveDecember 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 99-114NIJActiveJune 1999
Autoloading PistolsNIJ Standard-0112.03, Revision A
Supersedes NIJ Standard-0112.02, January 1995 and NIJ Standard-0112.01, May 1989.
NIJActiveJuly 1999 
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
NIJActiveSeptember 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-0110.00NIJActiveSeptember 1985
Barrier-Penetrating Tear Gas Munitions (pdf, 18 pages)NIJ Standard-0111.00NIJActiveSeptember 1985
Vehicle Tracking Devices (pdf, 28 pages)NIJ Standard-0223.00MNIJActiveMay 1986
Rechargeable Batteries for Personal and Portable Transceivers (pdf, 15 pages)NIJ Standard-0211.01
Supersedes NILECJ-STD-0211.00, June 1975
NIJActiveSeptember 1995
Hearing Protectors for Use on Firing Ranges (pdf, 18 pages)NILECJ-STD-0102.00NIJActiveMarch 1973
Drug Reagent Test Kits (pdf, 26 pages)NIJ Standard-0604.01 Supersedes NILECJ-STD-0604.00, December 1978NIJActiveJuly 2000
Direct Connect Police Annunciator Panels (pdf, 22 pages)NIJ Standard-0320.00NIJActiveApril 1986


[note 1] Standards published by other organizations are included in this list if NIJ played a role in their development.

[note 2] This standard was produced by NFPA and is available for purchase form their website. Brian Montgomery, an Engineer in the NIJ Office of Science and Technology, served as Chair for the Tactical and Technical Operations Respiratory Protection Equipment Technical Committee.

[note 3] This standard was produced by ASTM and is available for purchase from their website. NIJ staff served on the developing subcommittee.

Date Modified: August 18, 2017