Does your Washington state driver’s license meet new federal REAL ID requirements? If not, you may be left at the airport the next time you try to board a flight.
The federal REAL ID program requires travelers to show certain identification cards. State licensing offices can issue the identification cards that meet certain security standards – standards that were not previously part of the licensing process.
We sat down with Department of Licensing Director Teresa Berntsen and later with Rich Stolz, executive director of OneAmerica, for a Q&A to clarify upcoming ID regulations at airports. These regulations go into effect Oct. 1.