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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 Columbia (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

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
See all available Application parameters

Quickscreen parameters

To complete a quickscreen, include these parameters in the body of your request:
Make sure to obtain the proof of consent from your applicant before running the quickscreen.

Example request

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

Report

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