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  • AAMVA events offer unparalleled opportunities for updates, communication, and education among members. From legislative news, current jurisdiction practices, and industry advances, our events and meeting provide year-round insight to help members conduct business effectively and efficiently. Learn from colleagues, share successes, and capitalize on large and small group settings at AAMVA events.

    For additional information regarding AAMVA events, please contact the Conference Services Department, (703) 522-4200.        


    The International Driver Examiner Certification (IDEC) program was designed as a result of the growing responsibilities being placed on driver exam personnel. The American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators (AAMVA) membership, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), determined it was necessary to create programs that encouraged driver examiners to increase their knowledge and competence, upgrade the level of training and to provide an avenue for both state and third-party examiners to meet the same level of requirements.  

    The IDEC Program provides jurisdictions uniformity in training and driver licensing examination practices which in turn promotes highway safety and protects the public interest by accrediting driver licensing examiner training programs and certifying examiners who meet the programs standards.  It is the intent of the AAMVA IDEC Board to assist jurisdictions in meeting these goals!
    The Certification Program is designed to encompass the following areas: certified driver (CDE), certified commercial (CCE), certified commercial knowledge examiner (CCKE), Certified Air-Brake Tester (CAT) and certified motorcycle (CME) . The AAMVA IDEC training materials provide unit lesson plans for all areas, instructor guides and visuals, quizzes, videos, student workbooks and activities for teaching the AAMVA IDEC training course and an end of course exam.

    Annually, all active participating jurisdictions are asked to recognize one outstanding driver examiner/tester from their jurisdictions by nominating them for the IDEC Examiner of the Year award.  Examiner nominations are based on the exemplary professionalism the examiner/tester brings to their job.  After all nominations are submitted, the AAMVA IDEC Board will select one examiner of the year's "Outstanding Examiner of the Year" award.  All nominees are pictured at the AAMVA conferences and in MOVE magazine.      

    **AAMVA does not certify examiners directly.  AAMVA provides the certification avenue for jurisdictions to certify their jurisdictional and third-party testers. All third-party testers need to contact their State Driver License Agencies directly for additional details. 

    Jurisdictions interested in becoming accredited in any of the program areas may contact Denise Hanchulak


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