For Relying Parties

AAMVA's mDL Digital Trust Service (DTS) provides relying parties with the single best source to confirm the veracity of an mDL. AAMVA's DTS provides trust to relying parties by ensuring only true issuing authority keys are added to the DTS, issuing authority mDL programs adhere to the ISO/IEC 18013-5 standard and AAMVA's Mobile Driver’s License Implementation Guidelines, Version 1.2, and industry best practices for key management are followed.

AAMVA uses secure methods of obtaining and updating the public keys to minimize the risk that invalid keys may be presented to the system. Once obtained, the DTS publishes the public keys to the DTS Verified Issuer Credentialing Authority List (VICAL). As AAMVA adds issuing authorities' public keys to the DTS, the VICAL is continuously updated, minimizing the level of effort required for relying parties to keep track of and update their readers to consumer compliant mDLs.

Below is a graphic that visually describes the flow of keys between the issuing authority, the DTS, and relying parties.

All relying parties can download the VICAL and load it in their mDL reader technologies. The download must take place prior to engaging with an mDL. Relying parties can gain free access the VICAL by clicking on the button below.

For a high-level summary on DTS and its benefits, see this document.

Important Notice

Please read the Terms and Conditions carefully before accessing or using AAMVA’s Digital Trust Service.

By clicking the “ACCESS VICAL” and or downloading and using the VICAL you affirm that you have read and agree to be bound by the Terms and Conditions for AAMVA’s DTS.

Among other things, the Terms and Conditions include significant limitations on the liability of AAMVA and any participating issuing authority of driver licenses or identification cards relating to AAMVA’s Digital Trust Service.

AAMVA encourages relying parties who retrieve public keys from the DTS to provide feedback about their experience to help enhance future versions of the DTS. Contact us using the form below to share your experiences with the DTS or to learn more about how the DTS works and how you can participate.

mDL Implementation and Digital Trust Service Participation

Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy

Review the documents below for the terms and conditions and privacy policy for the use of the VICAL.

Terms and Conditions for Relying Parties

Contain important information concerning the obligations of users of the DTS and this website, as well as limitations relating to the liability of...

Privacy Policy for Relying Parties

Explains how we collect, use, and protect your personal information when you use the DTS website

For questions or more information about the mDL Digital Trust Service, please contact us below.

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