The Personal Identification Verification (PIV) credential is designed to enhance security, reduce identity fraud, and protect personal privacy by establishing a mandatory, government-wide standard for secure and reliable forms of identification.
Along with this process are the following requirements:
- All personnel issued a PIV Card/Credential must have a favorably adjudicated background investigation, including an FBI fingerprint check.
- All personnel must be "identity-proofed," that is, they must present two (2) forms of acceptable identification at their enrollment appointment.
Policies and Mandates
The following directives provide guidance and support for the implementation of the PIV Credential initiative.
- Guidelines for the Authorization of Personal Identity Verification Card Issuers (PCI) and Derived PIV Credential Issuers (DPCI)
- Homeland Security Presidential Directive/HSPD-12
- Federal Information Processing Standards 201 (FIPS 201-3)
- Enabling Mission Delivery through Improved Identity, Credential, and Access Management
- DOI information about HSPD-12
- Exit Clearance/Access Change Process - (Please follow your Bureau/Agency Exit Clearance Process)