The Commercial Skills Test Information Management System (CSTIMS) is an Internet-based tool that provides a consistent way to track the scheduling and entry of test results for commercial skills tests by jurisdiction and third-party examiners.
CSTIMS enforces jurisdiction-defined rules to manage commercial driver's license (CDL) skills testing and alerts various parties when circumstances are encountered that may require investigation to determine if fraud has occurred. Additionally, CSTIMS produces reports that can be reviewed for patterns of potential fraud.
To provide context on the intricacies of CSTIMS, AAMVA recommends that people new to CSTIMS begin by reviewing the following overview document before going through the other presentations which provide a much more detailed description of the CSTIMS functionality.
AAMVA releases updated versions of the software and documentation quarterly. In September 2012, AAMVA released version 3.4. The following documentation reflects the functionality in version 3.4.
Many current and potential CSTIMS users have requested the capability to reduce manual entry by interfacing CSTIMS with jurisdiction driver records. Specifically, the abilities to extract Applicant information from jurisdiction databases and import test results.
On December 13, 2012, AAMVA presented a webinar on AAMVA’s concept for doing this including the data elements to be imported/exported to solicit feedback and ensure no data was missing. NOTE: the presentation provided below includes the data identified during the call that should have been included. Click the link below to view AAMVA’s proposal for reducing data entry and maintaining consistency between jurisdiction records and CSTIMS.
The "Final Permit Rule" (commercial driver's license testing and commercial learner's permit standards) issued May 9, 2011, includes many requirements that can best be satisfied by an automated system. On June 14 and June 17, 2012, AAMVA presented webinars on CSTIMS, a web-based system that helps jurisdictions monitor CDL skills test and identify potential incidences of fraud. CSTIMS can assist jurisdictions in satisfying some of the provisions from the "Final Permit Rule". The webinars highlight CSTIMS' flexibility to incorporate jurisdictions defined business rules. Click the link below to learn of the benefits of using CSTIMS and how it can assist jurisdictions in moving towards the compliance date of July 8, 2014.
Jurisdictions participating in CSTIMS:
Driver Licensing Systems