• IDEC Examiner of the Year

  • Annually, the International Driver Examiner Certification (IDEC) Board and AAMVA recognizes outstanding examiners through the IDEC Examiner of the Year award. Each member jurisdiction nominates one examiner for outstanding performance as a driver's license examiner. Examiners are selected for their excellence in adhering to the principles and recommended practices of driver examining (the Examiner's Code of Ethics) and for their high level of conduct in their profession.  

    Jurisdictions interested in nominating an Examiner may contact Denise Hanchulak

    Each jurisdiction's "Examiner of the Year" receives a certificate and a congratulatory letter from the IDEC Executive Board. To read more about these exceptional examiners, click on their names in the table below.

  • 2020 Outstanding Examiner of the Year 

    Patricia Nelson, Driver License Examiner, Wisconsin Bureau of Field Services

    Patricia Nelson
    Patricia Nelson, the 2020 IDEC Outstanding Examiner of the Year Award Winner, began her career as a driver license examiner with the Wisconsin Bureau of Motor Vehicles in 2002 where she quickly excelled at her job and became the manager of Wisconsin’s Northwest Region, responsible for 22 Service Centers with approximately 50 employees.  Patricia has been an essential and critical leader during the pandemic and exemplifies commitment, dedication and professionalism to all those around her.  At the start of the pandemic, she co-led a team to help put in place a way to assist customers in scheduling appointments and continued administering road tests while keeping her employees and customers safe during a very stressful time.  Her steady positive leadership and attitude has helped her develop and maintain strong working relationships with driving schools, driver education programs and driver examiners and consistently reminds them of their importance and impact on highway safety.  Patricia's tenure has provided insight and wisdom which she is always happy to share with her peers and always reminds both new and existing examiners their importance of being a driver examiner!

  • 2020 IDEC Examiner of the Year Award Winners

    Region 1 

    Region 2 

    Region 3 

    Region 4 

    District of Columbia
    Justin Day

    Maine Bureau of Motor
    Vehicles Staff

    New Jersey
    Vanessa Savinovich

    Amanda Carnovale

    Pamela Scully

    Marvin Bonilla

    Polisha Jenkins

    John Davis

    Charlise Kirk

    South Carolina
    Timothy Osenbaugh

    William Traylor

    West Virginia
    Margaret Beth Richards

    Philip Noonan

    Marcus McClannahan

    Vernon Nelson

    North Dakota
    Eric O'Toole

    Patricia Nelson

    British Columbia
    Mary Andrei

    Kyra Roskelley

    Laura Whalen-Steege



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