Motor Vehicle Record Checks

The following drivers must submit a request for a motor vehicle record (MVR) check and receive approval prior to driving for university travel:­

  • Undergraduate and graduate students
  • Anyone driving on behalf of student organizations
  • Non-employee volunteers while acting in their volunteer role on behalf of the university
  • Seasonal/XH employees
  • CDL Operators 
  • Members of eligible affiliate organizations


NOTE: MVR checks are now processed through HireRight, Iowa State’s background check provider. After you submit your request, you will receive an email confirmation of your submission from along with a link and instructions on how to submit the required information to HireRight. If you are unable to use the link to submit your information to HireRight, please email Your MVR check cannot be completed until you provide your information to HireRight.

Requests will be processed as quickly as possible; however, we cannot guarantee a specific completion timeline. Some states have additional requirements that may extend processing by days or weeks. Drivers are encouraged to submit an MVR check annually, in advance of expected travel dates.
 Please see the Iowa State University Fleet Safety and Vehicle Use/Rental for additional information about driving for ISU.

If you have questions, please contact the Office of Risk Management at or 515-294-7711.