Key among AAMVA's goals is improving highway safety and identification security by promoting uniform standards for all areas related to driver licensing. AAMVA is committed to improving driver safety and to the "one driver, one record" driver's license concept.
The International Driver Examiner Certification (IDEC) program was designed as a result of the growing responsibilities being placed on driver licensing personnel. In 1980 AAMVA and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) began the development of an examiner certification program and in 1982, the Certified Driver Examiner (CDE) Program was approved and ready for jurisdictions to adopt.
In all, the following programs have been developed
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The Medical Examiner's Certification Integration (National Registry II) final rule requires certified Medical Examiners listed on the National Registry who perform physical examinations of CMV drivers to use a newly-developed Medical Examination Report (MER) Form, MCSA-5875 and the Medical Examiner's Certificate (MEC), Form MCSA-5876, originally scheduled to begin on December 22, 2015. However, FMCSA announced that MEs will be allowed to use both the current and new versions of the MER Form, MCSA-5875 and the MEC, Form MCSA-5876, until April 20, 2016. (Both forms have been posted on both the FMCSA website and the Nation Registry website). This action is being taken to ensure that Medical Examiners have sufficient time to become familiar with the new forms and to program electronic medical records systems.
View the full update from FMCSA, which includes links to the Federal Register Notice, the MEC and MER forms, and a sample CMV Driver Medical Examination Results Form, MCSA-5850.
Released August 2015
AAMVA's Ignition Interlock Program Best Practices Working Group developed this guide in order to fill in the gaps not addressed by NHTSA's Model Guideline to State Ignition Interlock Programs, and the Association of Ignition Interlock Programs Administrators’ (AIIPA) Standardized Vocabulary & Standardized Best Practice Recommendations, offer additional guidance to DMVs legislatively charged with administering ignition interlock programs. Using the three documents together, jurisdictions can find a complete set of best practices to help build or maintain effective ignition interlock programs. Accompanying the guide is a training video for law enforcement officers who may encounter a driver who is operating a vehicle equipped with an ignition interlock device. Learn what driver's license ignition interlock restriction codes mean, some ignition interlock device circumvention tactics, and other useful information.
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AAMVA’s Facial Recognition Working Group developed Facial Recognition Program Best Practices to offer recommendations to all DMVs having or beginning a facial recognition (FR) program. The document offers an overview of facial recognition technology, and DMVs with up and running programs can compare their business and operational practices against these best practice recommendations to improve their existing program. DMVs just starting a Facial Recognition program can use the best practices document as a blueprint to help them build a strong program from the ground-up.
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Driver Standing Committee
Driver Licensing for Undocumented Immigrants in 2014: Year-End Report
Driver Licensing Systems