The California DMV uses ID.me for the following:
1) Secure online DMV accounts with multi factor authentication (MFA) (also known as 2FA).
2) Pre-screen documents for REAL ID applications. All California residents who apply for a new driver’s license online must secure their account with MFA to ensure the account is only accessed by its owner.
Residents seeking a REAL ID-compliant driver’s license have the option to pre-screen their identity documents. This optional process allows residents to take advantage of the Express Experience when they attend their REAL ID appointment at a DMV field office.