Standards

NOCSAE develops performance standards for protective equipment used in a variety of sports. In addition to the sport-specific standards listed below, the standards found under the General link on the Standards page also apply to this equipment. Refer to the standards on the General page for the additional applicable standards. All NOCSAE standards, proposed standards, and laboratory guides are listed on this site for download in PDF format.

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CERTIFICATION OF NEW EQUIPMENT
DescriptionDownload
Equipment Calibration Procedures
ND101-00m14a
Standard Performance Specification for Newly Manufactured Baseball/Softball Batter’s Helmets
ND022-10m15
Standard Performance Specification for Newly Manufactured Baseball/Softball Fielder’s Headgear
ND029-12m15a
Standard Performance Specification for Newly Manufactured Football Helmets
ND002-13m15
Standard Test Method and Performance Specification for Newly Manufactured Football Players Hand Coverings
ND019-10m15a
Standard Performance Specification for Newly Manufactured Lacrosse Helmets with Faceguard
ND041-11m15
Standard Performance Specification for Newly Manufactured Lacrosse Face Protectors
ND045-09m15
Standard Performance Specification for Newly Manufactured Polo Helmets
ND050-11m15
Standard Performance Specification for Helmet Mounted Polo Eye Protection
ND055-11m15
Laboratory Procedural Guide for Certifying Newly Manufactured Football Players Gloves
ND020-09m15
Standard Performance Specification for Newly Manufactured Ice Hockey Helmets
ND030-11m16
Standard Performance Specification for Newly Manufactured Ice Hockey Face Protectors
ND035-11m16
Laboratory Procedural Guide for Certifying Newly Manufactured Ice Hockey Helmets
ND031-04m16
Standard Linear Impactor Test Method and Equipment Used in Evaluating the Performance Characteristics of Protective Headgear and Faceguards
ND081-14m15
Manufacturers Procedural Guide for The Control of Quality and Sample Selection for Testing to NOCSAE Standards
ND011-13m16
Standard Test Method and Performance Specification Used in Evaluating the Performance Characteristics of Chest Protectors for Commotio Cordis
(Effective January 31, 2018)
ND200-17m17
Standard Performance Specification for Newly Manufactured Lacrosse Helmets with Faceguard
(Effective January 31, 2018)
ND041-15m17
Standard Projectile Impact Test Method and Equipment Used in Evaluating the Performance Characteristics of Protective Headgear, Faceguards or Projectiles
ND021-12m17
Standard Performance Specification for Newly Manufactured Lacrosse Balls
(Effective June 2017)
ND049-15m17
Standard Performance Specification for Newly Manufactured Lacrosse Balls
(Effective June 2018)
ND049-17m17a
Standard Method of Impact Test and Performance Requirements for Football Faceguards
(Effective January 2018)
ND087-17m17c
Standard Performance Specification for Newly Manufactured Football Helmets
(Modified July 2017; Effective November 1, 2018)
ND002-17m17a
Standard Performance Specification for Newly Manufactured Baseball/Softball Catcher’s Helmets With Faceguard
ND024-11m17
Standard Performance Specification for Newly Manufactured Baseball/Softball Batter’s Helmet Mounted Face Protector
ND072-04m17
Standard Performance Specification for Newly Manufactured Baseballs
(Modified July 2017)
ND027-12m17a
Standard Performance Specification For Newly Manufactured Field Hockey Balls
(Modified November 2017)
ND069-14m17
Standard Performance Specification For Newly Manufactured Lacrosse Face Protectors
(Modified December 2017)
ND045-17m17b
Standard Test Method And Specification Used In Evaluating The Corrosion Characteristics And Effects On Metallic Hardware Disassembly
ND015-15m17
Laboratory Procedural Guide For Certifying Newly Manufactured Baseballs
ND127-18
Laboratory Procedural Guide For Certifying Newly Manufactured Chest Protectors For Commotio Cordis
ND201-18
Standard Test Method and Equipment Used in Evaluating the Performance Characteristics of Headgear/Equipment
(Effective January 2018)
ND001-17m17b
Standard Performance Specification For Newly Manufactured Field Hockey Headgear
ND061-14
Standard Test Method and Performance Specification Used in Evaluating the Performance Characteristics of Chest Protectors for Commotio Cordis
(Effective June 2018)
ND200-17a m18
Standard Projectile Impact Test Method and Equipment Used in Evaluating the Performance Characteristics of Protective Headgear, Faceguards or Projectiles
(Revised February 2018; Effective February 2019)
ND021-18
Standard Linear Impactor Test Method and Equipment Used in Evaluating the Performance Characteristics of Protective Headgear and Faceguards
(Revised February 2018; Effective February 2019)
ND081-18
Standard Test Method and Performance Specification for Newly Manufactured Soccer Shin Guards
ND090-06m18
Standard Performance Specification for Newly Manufactured Baseball/Softball Batter’s Helmets
(Revised February 2018; Effective February 2019)
ND022-18
Standard Performance Specification for Newly Manufactured Baseball/Softball Catcher’s Helmets
(Revised February 2018; Effective February 2019)
ND024-18
Standard Performance Specification for Newly Manufactured Baseballs
(Revised February 2018; Effective February 2019)
ND027-18
Standard Performance Specification for Newly Manufactured Baseball/Softball Fielder’s Headgear
(Revised February 2018; Effective February 2019)
ND029-18
Standard Performance Specification for Newly Manufactured Baseball/Softball Batter’s Helmet Mounted Face Protector
(Revised February 2018; Effective February 2019)
ND072-18
Standard Test Method and Performance Specification Used in Evaluating the Performance Characteristics of Chest Protectors for Commotio Cordis
(Revised February 2018; Effective February 2019)
ND200-18
Standard Method of Impact Test and Performance Requirements for Football Faceguards
(Revised February 2018; Effective February 2019)
ND087-18
RECERTIFICATION OF EQUIPMENT
DescriptionDownload
Standard Performance Specification for Recertified Baseball/Softball Batter’s and Catcher’s Helmets
ND026-11m15a
Standard Performance Specification for Recertified Football Helmets
ND004-11m15
Laboratory Procedural Guide for Recertifying Ice Hockey Helmets
ND033-04m16
Standard Performance Specification for Recertified Ice Hockey Helmets
ND032-11m16
Standard Performance Specification for Recertified Lacrosse Helmets
ND043-11m16
Laboratory Procedural Guide for Recertifying Lacrosse Helmets
ND044-04m16