Please note: This page is for instructional purposes only and is not to be turned in as part of the badge application.
An application is required for all new and renewing badge applicants and for the replacement of a lost or stolen badge.
Applicant must use legal name on the application. No nicknames or alias names can be used at the top of the application.
Application must be presented to the Access Control Office (ACO) for the first time within thirty (30) days from the date of the "Sponsoring Authority's Signature" or the application will not be accepted.
Applicant must complete every field on the application and must sign and date their signature on the application in all locations where the application indicates "Applicant's Signature." Applications presented to the ACO must contain original signatures and signature dates. All others will be voided and the applicant will be required to complete another badge application.
It is strongly recommended that the application be completed online. If applicant chooses not to complete the application online, the information on the application must be hand-printed, must be legible and must be completed using black or dark blue ink only. If the application is not legible or if the application is completed using a colored ink that is not black or dark blue, the application will be voided and the applicant will be required to complete another badge application.
Applications that are folded or mutilated in any way will not be accepted. Please print applications double-sided to save on paper consumption.
Correction tapes or fluids are prohibited. Applications containing correction tapes or fluids will be voided and the applicant will be required to complete another application.
Applicant must take the application to their employer for completion after completing the "Applicant" portion of the application, including "Applicant's Signature."
Applicant is required to bring proof of identity and proof of employment authorization documents from the List of Acceptable Documents to the ACO when arriving for fingerprinting and for badge issuance. The List of Acceptable Documents can be found on the Airport's web-site at www.dfwairport.com/badge.
Applicant is also required to bring a document to verify the "Current Street Address" listed on the application that contains the applicant's name and current street address. Some examples of documents that may be used to verify the "Current Street Address" are a valid driver's license or state ID card, a bill, a credit card statement, a lease/rental agreement, etc.
Applicant's employer will be notified via email to send the applicant to the ACO for security training and/or badge issuance after the applicant has successfully met the Criminal History Records Check (CHRC) and Security Threat Assessment (STA) requirements.
Applicants should check with their employer before returning to the ACO. Applicants are not to contact the ACO regarding the status of their application and should have their employer check on the status of the application.
Security Identification Display Area (SIDA) applicant may take the security and ramp safety training after the applicant has met the CHRC and STA requirements and must pass the security training course before a badge will be issued.
All badges are the sole property of the DFW International Airport Board and must be returned to the Airport Board upon request or upon termination of an employee's access privileges or employment. The badge must be returned to the employer or to the ACO as soon as possible, but not later than ten (10) business days from the date the ACO receives notification to deactivate the badge. If applicant applies for a badge for another employer and the badge from the previous employer has not been returned to the ACO, the ACO will not issue another badge until the previous badge is returned to the ACO or the applicant pays a non-refundable fee in accordance with the DFW Airport Board Schedule of Charges, as may be amended from time to time.
The fees collected for ACO services are collected in accordance with the DFW Airport Board Schedule of Charges, as may be amended from time to time. To review the current fees charged for ACO services, please visit http://www.dfwairport.com/about/financials.php.