• 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.

  • 2019 Outstanding Examiner of the Year 

    John Mathieu, Driver License Examiner I, Florida Department of Highway Safety & Motor Vehicles
    John Mathieu Headshot
    IDEC Outstanding Examiner of the Year Award Winner John Mathieu has been a driver license examiner with the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles for 10 years and during that time he has been an exemplary examiner. His spirit of teamwork has earned him the respect of all his co-workers. In addition to serving as a driver license examiner, Mathieu volunteers with the Document Validation Unit Project. This project was created to allow examiners from field offices to assist the unit with approximately 8,000 lawful presence cases monthly which need additional verification prior to issuance. Mathieu has shared his knowledge from an examiner’s perspective and the unit staff have been able to better comprehend the issuance process from the field offices. For this volunteer work, Mathieu travels from Miami to Tallahassee every week and in addition he works half days on Saturdays, all without complaint and with full commitment and a positive attitude.

    Mathieu has long been considered a lead examiner in his office and he has trained and mentored many of the new and seasoned members in his office. He takes his job responsibilities very seriously and goes above and beyond to ensure that his customers are served efficiently and promptly If a customer issue arises, he takes the time to explain and makes sure the customer’s needs are met. Mathieu also displays a high level of initiative, effort, and commitment toward completing any assignment he is given. In both his job and his volunteer work, he is a team player and always represents his department professionally. When the department asked for volunteers for Hurricane Maria relief he gladly assisted the Florida Licensing on Wheels units. Mathieu is a dedicated employee who adheres to the principles and recommended practices of a driver license 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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