I Need To Apply for a Badge
Applying for a new badge is a two-appointment process with the Airport Badging Office. For your first appointment,
please bring with you the following completed forms:
- Badge and Fingerprint / STA Application(This form will not be accepted unless it is signed by your Authorized Signer.)
- Privacy Act Notice
You will also need to provide in the Badging Office your two forms of ID from the List of Acceptable Documents. Copies are not accepted. For examples of acceptable forms of identification,
please visit the US Citizenship and Immigration Services website.
The Badge and Fingerprint / STA Application must be completed in its entirety. If you meet one of the following three conditions listed below,
you must provide those identifications used to complete the Badge and Fingerprint / STA Application.
The three conditions are:
- You are not a U.S. citizen
- You hold a non-immigrant visa
- You are a U.S. citizen born abroad or a naturalized U.S. citizen
All badge applicants will be fingerprinted unless:
a. You are an airline employee and were fingerprinted as a condition of your employment and you have not had a break in service of more than 30 days. Please bring with you a completed
CHRC Form for Airlines or provide the Badging Office with a Certification of Criminal History Investigation / Continual Employment on company letterhead.
b. You are applying for an AOA badge or ID card.
c. You are an employee of the Federal, state or local government (including a law enforcement officer) who, as a condition of employment, has been subjected to an employment investigation that includes a criminal records check.
The paperwork and fingerprinting process constitute the first appointment. The CHRC (Criminal History Records Check) and STA (Security Threat Assessment) clearances must occur before the individual proceeds any further in the process. Please note these checks and clearances can take up to two weeks.
Seven to ten (7 – 10) business days after your initial appointment, please contact the Badging Office at (850) 436-5113 to inquire about your clearances.
If all required information has been received, your second appointment will be made for you to take your training. For Secured Area badges (gold), SIDA
badges (blue), Sterile Area badges (white), AOA badges (red) and anyone who drives, security training is taken via the IET (Interactive Employee Training)
computer. There are security, Non-Movement Area Driving and Movement Area Driving components. Please allow about one hour for security training and 30 minutes
for each driving training component. In addition, depending on your particular access level, there may be an additional security brief to read and initial.
Further, for those individuals with a Public ID badge, a security awareness training module will also be completed on the IET computer. Once your training
or security briefs are successfully completed, the new badge is issued.
All identification badges issued by the Pensacola International Airport are the property of the Airport and must be returned immediately under the
1. Upon expiration of the badge (it is a serious security violation to display an expired badge)
2. Upon separation of employment (for any reason)
3. When job function no longer requires an airport-issued identification badge
4. Upon demand of the Pensacola International Airport
5. Upon conviction of any of the disqualifying crimes (see
CFR Title 49: Transportation § 1542.209
letter (d) for a list of disqualifying crimes).
All badges that are lost, stolen or otherwise unaccounted for must be reported
to the Airport Operations Center (AOC) at (850) 436-5000.