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 Who tests the armor to determine if it complies with NIJ Standards?

  • Only NIJ-approved independent testing laboratories are recognized as official testing facilities for compliance testing to NIJ Standards. A complete list of NIJ approved laboratories can be found on JUSTNET at , or call NLECTC at 800-248-2742 or 301-519-5060.

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       For immediate assistance, please call us toll-free at 1-877-758-3787. You may also reach us by email at vests@usdoj.gov