Body Armor Safety Initiative
Updated: March 20, 2006
This web site provides a listing of all body armor models that have been tested by the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center (NLECTC) and found to comply with the NIJ 2005 Interim Requirements for Bullet-Resistant Body Armor or NIJ Standard-0115.00, Stab Resistance of Personal Body Armor. The manufacturer is responsible for ensuring that all subsequent production units of a tested model are manufactured in the same manner.
Special Note: The 2005 Interim Requirements for Bullet-Resistant Body Armor went into effect on September 26, 2005. Body armor models are being added to the compliance list on an ongoing basis.
Under the 2005 Interim Requirements, manufacturers must declare to NIJ the warranty period for each body armor model. This information is included in the list of compliant armor models. In certain cases, a manufacturer has up to 90 days to declare the warranty period for the armor model and submit a certification with respect to maintenance of ballistic performance over the warranty period. In those cases, the list of compliant models indicates that the warranty period is "not yet declared."