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.

Version AAMVA CDS Date
00 Before Adoption Before 2000
01 AAMVA DL/ID-2000 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