Effective July 21, 2014, under the REAL ID Act of 2005, federal agencies, including NIST, can only accept a state-issued driver's license or identification card for access to federal facilities if issued by states that are REAL ID compliant or have an extension. Driver's licenses from seven states and territories are not compliant with the Real ID Act of 2005 and will not be accepted as identification. These states and territories include Arizona, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Maine, and American Samoa.
NIST will accept only enhanced driver's licenses (identified by the American Flag on the face of the card) from three additional states: Minnesota, New York, and Washington State.
Driver's licenses from all other states and territories are Real ID-compliant.
Click here for a list of alternative identification and further details.