Leadership Academy

AAMVA's popular Leadership Academy provides professional development opportunities for future leaders in the AAMVA community. The program is designed for jurisdiction employees who have demonstrated leadership potential and the ability to succeed in positions of greater responsibility within their agencies. The week-long academy takes place each year in the spring and includes modules on defining leadership, team work and collaboration, organizational performance management, and more. It is an intense training opportunity focused on the unique characteristics of leading and managing a motor vehicle or law enforcement agency. Participants should be prepared to actively participate in this interactive learning. Selection for participation is competitive, each year AAMVA receives numerous applications for a small cohort.

Please note that the application process for the April 2023 Academy has ended. Information about the 2024 Academy will be available on this page in October 2023. In the meantime, we invite you to check out the photos, wrap up video, and a participant interview from our most recent Academy below.

2022 Leadership Academy Photo Album

2022 Leadership Academy Wrap Up Video

2022 Leadership Academy Participant Interview

2022 AAMVA Leadership Academy


Leadership Academy Graduates


View the full list of our Academy graduates, including our new class of 2022.


Below are currently scheduled Leadership Academies. If none are listed, please check back later. The application process for the April 2023 Academy has ended. The application for the 2024 Academy will be available on this page in October 2023.



Apr 17 - 20, 2023

AAMVA Headquarters - 4401 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 700, Arlington, VA 22203

2023 Leadership Academy


For questions about our Leadership Academy, please contact us and select Leadership Academy from the drop-down menu of subjects.

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