Real ID Compliant Driver’s License
A Real ID license may be used for driving purposes and identification.
Real ID, in general terms, refers to new federal legislation intended to deter terrorism by implementing several new homeland security regulations. The rules establish the minimum standards, procedures, and requirements that must be met if a state-issued driver's license or identification card is to be accepted by the Federal government for official purposes. Visit the Real ID page for more information.
Enhanced Driver’s License (EDL)
An EDL is a Real ID Compliant License and a convenient border crossing document for U.S. citizens returning home from Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, or Bermuda by land or sea. Must be a Vermont resident and U.S. Citizen. Visit the Enhanced Driver's License (EDL) page for more information.
Driver Privilege Card (DPC)
A DPC is to be used solely for driving purposes. A DPC is marked “Not for Federal Identification” and is NOT Real ID compliant. Visit the Driver's Privilege Card (DPC) page for more information.
Commercial Driver’s License (CDL)
Generally, if the vehicle you drive has a gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of 26,001 pounds or more or is designed to carry 16 or more passengers (including the driver), or you transport hazardous material in an amount that must be placarded, then you are required to have a Commercial Driver License (CDL) to operate that vehicle. Visit the Commercial Driver's License (CDL) page for more information.
Non-Driver Identification (NDR)
A Non-Driver ID is an identification card without driving privileges. Any Vermont resident, regardless of age, can get a Non-Driver ID. If you have a valid license in any other state, you cannot have a Vermont Non-Driver Identification Card. Visit the Non-Driver Identification page for more information.