AAMVA CDS Versions
The American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators (AAMVA) DL/ID Card Design Standards document provides a standard for the design of driver licenses (DL) and identification (ID) cards issued by AAMVA member jurisdictions. The intent of the standard is to improve the security of the DL/ID cards issued by AAMVA’s members and to improve the level of interoperability among cards issued by all jurisdictions. AAMVA respects the fact that each jurisdiction’s laws and regulations determine its driver license issuance process and its associated card requirements. As a result, the intent of this document is to provide jurisdictions with guidance on the driver license/ID card design standards in order to provide a reliable source of identification and, at the same time, reduce a cardholder’s exposure to identity theft and fraud.
AAMVA Barcode Version
This is a decimal value between 00 and 99 that specifies the version level of the PDF417 barcode format. Should a need arise requiring major revision to the format, this field provides the means to accommodate additional revisions.
|00||Before Adoption||Before 2000|
|02||AAMVA DL/ID CDS version 1.0||09-2003|
|03||AAMVA DL/ID CDS version 2.0||03-2005|
|04||AAMVA DL/ID CDS version 3.0||07-2009|
|05||AAMVA DL/ID CDS version 4.0||07-2010|
|06||AAMVA DL/ID CDS version 5.0||07-2011|
|07||AAMVA DL/ID CDS version 6.0||06-2012|
|08||AAMVA DL/ID CDS version 7.0||08-2013|
|09||AAMVA DL/ID CDS version 8.0||09-2016|
|10||AAMVA DL/ID CDS version 9.0||10-2020|