What to Look for on the Label
NIJ strongly encourages purchasers of body armor to ensure the armor they are considering is NIJ compliant. To determine this, check the body armor label for the model designation and then go to the NIJ Compliant Product List (CPL) to make sure it is listed. Only armor that has been tested through the Compliance Testing Program and has been determined to meet the requirements of NIJ Standard 0101.06 is included on the CPL.
To ensure that a product is in compliance, check the label and cross check it on the CPL.