State of Washington reveals new ID and drivers licences
15 March 2017 15:44 GMT

The Washington State Department of Licensing (DOL) has deployed its new State Identification (IDs) and Driver License (DLs) system with its partner Valid USA based in Lisle, IL.

The system includes back office functions and pilot sites at DOL Shelton and Lacey offices.

The new ID/DL central issuance system (CIS) provides licensing offices efficient biographic data capture of photo and signature images. The innovative solution utilizes real-time, one-to-one facial recognition during applicant enrollment; one-to-many facial recognition matching with industry-leading algorithms; case management and image investigation tools; remote issuance; and much improved card security.

The new card contains security enhancements and is compliant with current AAMVA (American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators) Card Design Standards and includes durable, tamper-resistant/evident features. The new document exceeds mandated security feature requirements for all WA card types and formats, and the ID/DL cards are manufactured and personalized in redundant, secure Valid facilities.

"Our project to deliver highly secure, well-designed driver licenses and ID cards to Washington residents has been a highly focused team effort between our dedicated DOL staff and our vendor, Valid USA," said DOL Director Pat Kohler. "We are very proud of the result."

The Washington Department of Licensing will deploy its solution to all License Services Offices across the state in the next four months. "Valid has been privileged to partner with WA DOL in the design, production and delivery of the new ID/DL solution," stated Mike Fox, Valid Vice President of Identity Solutions.