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  • Best Practices & Model Legislation


  • Through AAMVA's Committees and Working Groups, AAMVA works with member jurisdictions to develop Best Practice documents and model legislation. These documents are designed for Chief Driver License Administrators and Law Enforcement personnel and staff.

    A "Best Practices Document" establishes the ideal approach for establishing and maintaining programs. A "Best Practices" is not mandated nor monitored for compliance. The guidelines provided in this document are recommended and provide a jurisdiction with details on optimal model programs. 

  • Just Released August 2014!

    Design Principles and Guidelines
    for Secure DL/ID Cards (SCDP)

    cover image Design Principles and Guidelines for Secure DLID - August 2014 

    The Secure Card Design Principles (SCDP) whitepaper is intended to lay out a set of principles, guidelines, and practices that can maximize the probability of developing and maintaining a DL/ID that will be resistant to compromise. Where the CDS provides the “building blocks” for designing a secure DL/ID card, this SCDP further describes a process for how to use those “blocks.” There are many considerations to keep in mind beyond just the physical document and the particular security features (see Annex A) that it may contain.

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