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FIPS 201-3

Personal Identity Verification (PIV) of Federal Employees and Contractors

Date Published: January 2022

Supersedes: FIPS 201-2 (09/05/2013)

Planning Note (3/23/2022): Some potential updates have been identified. These are not official changes but may be corrected in a future errata update or revision of the publication.


National Institute of Standards and Technology



authentication; authenticator; biometrics; credential; cryptography; derived PIV credentials; digital identity; Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS); HSPD-12; federation; identification; identity proofing; integrated circuit card; Personal Identity Verification; PIV; PIV identity account; public key infrastructure; verification
Control Families

Access Control; Identification and Authentication; Planning; System and Communications Protection