Motor Vehicle Record Check / Driver's Abstract
Driver's Abstract (DA) - CA
A Driver's Abstract check includes discovering traffic citations, vehicular crimes, accidents, driving under the influence convictions and the number of points on the applicant’s driver’s license.
Motor Vehicle Record Check (MVR) - US
A Motor Vehicle Record report shows a copy of a candidate's driving record which includes license status, traffic citations and accident history through a state's Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). Additional state fees apply.

Availability

This check is available in Canada
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and the US
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This check is available for a quickscreen
in some provinces and states
Canada
US
Industry
Availability
Endpoints
Human Resources
Yes
Property Management
No
  • Quickscreen
  • Invite

Limitations

Quick screen is not available for the following province:
  • British Colombia (BC)
    • Applicants must initiate the request themselves via the BC portal while completing the process with Certn.
We currently do not offer driver's abstracts for the following provinces:
Industry
Availability
Endpoints
Human Resources
Yes
Property Management
No
  • Quickscreen
  • Invite

Limitations

Some states have special requirements on MVRs. Complete the following steps prior to running those checks:
  • Pennsylvania (PA)
    • Applicants must sign a release form for Certn to run the check. Sign our provided affidavit if you anticipate a large number of requests from that state.
  • Utah (UT)
    • Your organization must register with the state to run MVRs. Once done, add Certn as an authorized vendor and contact us with your Vendor ID.
  • Washington (WA)
    • Both you and your applicant must sign a release form for Certn to run the check. Provide the signed copy to our customer support team when required.

Parameters

Get your applicant's consent: Disclosure

Request flag

Include this flag in the body of your request:

Invite parameters

To invite an applicant to complete a screen, include this parameter in the body of your request:
  • email
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Quickscreen parameters

To complete a quickscreen, include these parameters in the body of your request:

Example request

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{
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"request_motor_vehicle_records": true,
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"information": {
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"first_name": "Andrew",
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"last_name": "McLeod",
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"date_of_birth": "1970-06-28",
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"addresses": [{
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"address": "4412 King Alfred Court",
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"city": "Victoria",
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"province_state": "BC",
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"country": "CA"
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}
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],
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"license_number": "1234567",
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"license_prov_state": "BC"
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}
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}
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Test data

British Columbia, Canada
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Send Driver's Abstract requests with the following sets of data on our demo environment to retrieve our pre-filled reports for BC applicants.
First name
Last name
Andrew
McLeod
Will
Nettke
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