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1. NEW AND RENEWAL BADGE APPLICATIONS
  New and renewing badge applicants must complete the DFW Airport Access Badge Application online. If your company is new to DFW Airport and is not registered with the Access Control Office (ACO), please complete a Company Profile form and send it to the ACO via email to aco@dfwairport.com or via fax to 972 973 5113
2. COMPLETING THE BADGE APPLICATION.
 

The online badge application is designed to guide the applicant through the process of completing all the required information correctly, so the application must be completed online. Please remember these basic instructions when completing the application:

  1. An application is required for all new and renewing badge applicants and for the replacement of a lost or stolen badge.
     
  2. Applicants must meet the following minimum age requirements:
    1) SIDA badge applicants must be 18 years of age or older.
    2) Non-SIDA badge applicants must be 15 years of age or older.
    3) Employee/Contractor ID badge applicants must be 15 years of age or older.
     
  3. Applicant must use legal name on the application. No nicknames or alias names can be used at the top of the application.
     
  4. Application must be presented to the 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.
     
  5. 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.
     
  6. Applications that are folded or mutilated in any way will not be accepted. Please print applications double-sided to save on paper consumption.
     
  7. 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.
     
  8. Applicant must take the application to their employer for completion after completing the “Applicant” portion of the application, including “Applicant’s Signature.”
     
  9. 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.
     
  10. Applicant is 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.
     
  11. 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.
     
  12. 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.
     
  13. 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.
     
  14. Employers must complete every field in the “Employer” section of the application and must sign the application in all locations where the application indicates “Authorized Employer Representative’s Signature.” “Authorized Employer Representative”’ information and signature in the “Employer” section of the application must be a duly authorized representative of the company. The name, contact information and signature for the “Authorized Employer Representative” must all be for the same individual or the application will be voided and the applicant will be required to complete another badge application. 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.
     
  15. Employers must take the application to an ACO authorized Sponsoring Authority for signature after completing the “Employer” section of the application.
     
  16. Employers are responsible for notifying the ACO immediately whenever a badge holder no longer requires access privileges or whenever a badge is lost or stolen. During normal ACO office hours, complete a Badge Deletion Request form and submit it to the ACO at 972 973 5113. After normal ACO office hours, call the DPS non-emergency number at 972 973 3210 and ask to speak to a Police Supervisor and then complete a Badge Deletion Request form and submit it to the ACO.
     
  17. 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.
     
  18. 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/index.php.
3. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY – CUSTOMS & BORDER PROTECTION SECURITY ACCESS CLEARANCE.
  If your job responsibility requires you to access a Federal Inspection Services (FIS) area, aircraft deplaning and ramp area, or other restricted areas designated by the Customs & Border Protection (CBP) Port Director, additional clearance is required by CBP.  You will need to complete CBP Form 3078. Then you must present the form to CBP along with a letter on company letterhead that attests that a background check was conducted on the applicant to the extent allowable by law.  The letter must also contain a description of the duties that will be performed in the CBP area.

Applicants for Customs seals must keep track of the date the Customs application is accepted at the CBP Air Security Office as you will be required to know this information in order to know when your seal is ready for pick-up.

Each Friday, CBP will send a notification to point of contact for each stakeholder indicating the seals that are ready to be picked up for the applications that were accepted on a specific date.  This will also include applications accepted prior to the date specified.

Stakeholder Point of Contact Notification Example

a. Applications ready to be picked up:       11/07/2013 and prior
b. Application date CBP is working on:      11/12/2013 

Seals can only be dropped off and picked up in the CBP Air Security Office in Terminal D on the Arrivals Level in Room D29L118 during CBP Air Security Office hours. 

The CBP Air Security Office is open on Tuesday and Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. 

For more information about this process, please contact CBP Air Security during office hours at
dfwairportairsec@cbp.dhs.gov or at 972 973 9908.

 

4. TRAINING.
 

Applicants applying for SIDA badges will be required to submit to Security Training and Ramp Safety Training.

  1. New Badge Applicants:
    • A new applicant (Applicant) for a Security Identification Display Area (SIDA) badge is required to take the DFW SIDA Training and the Ramp Safety training after he/she has met the Criminal History Records Check (CHRC) and Security Threat Assessment (STA) requirements.
    • An Applicant must pass the DFW SIDA Training and Ramp Safety Training final assessments with a score of 100% on each training course before a SIDA badge will be issued.
    • An Applicant will be given a DFW SIDA Training Pocket Guide and Ramp Safety Pocket Guide as study material when he/she is fingerprinted in the ACO.
    • An Applicant may not use or have in his/her possession the DFW SIDA Training Pocket Guide, the Ramp Safety Pocket Guide, or any other materials, including cellular telephones, tablets, laptops, or other electronic devices, while taking the training courses or during the final assessments.  DFW, may, however, provide an Applicant with a DFW issued notepad and writing instrument for use during the training courses and/or final assessments.  Any violation of these policies may result in a SIDA badge not being issued until an Applicant repeats the badging process, including fingerprinting, without committing a policy violation.
    • An Applicant will not receive assistance of any kind during the training courses or during the final assessments except for assistance in the use of the computer equipment.
    • An Applicant may take the DFW SIDA Training and the Ramp Safety training on three (3) separate occasions within the thirty (30) days following the CHRC and STA approval date.  During each separate occasion, an Applicant has three (3) attempts to pass the DFW SIDA Training and Ramp Safety Training final assessments.
    • An Applicant that violates any of these policies, or who does not pass the DFW SIDA Training and the Ramp Safety Training final assessments by the third (3rd) separate occasion will be required to start the badging process from the beginning, including fingerprinting.
    • An Applicant’s employer is expected to train an Applicant prior to sending him/her back to the ACO to repeat the badging process.
    • An Applicant who applies after he/she has failed DFW SIDA Training on three (3) separate occasions, may take DFW SIDA Training on one (1) more occasion within the thirty (30) calendar days after he/she has met the Criminal History Records Check (CHRC) and Security Threat Assessment (STA) requirements; and if he/she does not pass the DFW SIDA Training, he/she will not be allowed to apply for another SIDA badge until thirty (30) calendar days have elapsed from the date of the fourth (4th) failure to pass the assessment, as applicable.
  2. Existing SIDA Badge Holders:
    • An existing SIDA Badge Holder (Badge Holder) is required to re-take the DFW SIDA Training after a determination is made by the ASC that he/she has committed a security violation.
    • A Badge Holder must pass the DFW SIDA Training final assessment with a score of 100% before a SIDA badge will be reactivated.
    • A Badge Holder can obtain a DFW SIDA Training Pocket Guide as study material from the ACO.
    • A Badge Holder may not use or have in his/her possession the DFW SIDA Training Pocket Guide, or any other materials, including cellular telephones, tablets, laptops, or other electronic devices, while taking the training course or during the final assessment.  DFW may, however, provide a Badge Holder with a DFW issued notepad and writing instrument for use during the training course and/or final assessment.  Any violation of these policies may result in a SIDA badge not being reinstated until a Badge Holder repeats the badging process, including fingerprinting, without committing a policy violation.
    • Badge Holders will not receive assistant of any king during the training course or during the final assessment except for assistance in the use of the computer equipment.
    • A Badge Holder may take the DFW SIDA Training course on two (2) separate occasions within the thirty (30) days following the date the badge is eligible for reactivation.  During each separate occasion, the Badge Holder has three (3) attempts to pass the DFW SIDA Training assessment.
    • A Badge Holder who violates any of these policies, or who does not pass the DFW SIDA Training assessment by the second (2nd) separate occasion, will not be allowed to apply for another SIDA badge until thirty (30) calendar days have elapsed from the date of the SIDA Training policy violation or the second (2nd) failure to pass the assessment, as applicable.  At such time, the Badge Holder must start the badging process form the beginning, including fingerprinting.
    • A Badge Holder’s employer is expected to train a Badge Holder prior to sending him/her back to the ACO to repeat the badging process.

Generally, the CHRC results are returned within one (1) to three (3) business days and the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Security Threat Assessment (STA) results are returned anywhere from four (4) business days up to two (2) weeks. Airport-sponsored applicants will be notified once clearance is received on the CHRC and the STA. Applicants have thirty (30) days from the notification date to return to the ACO and claim the badge. Airline-sponsored applicants will be notified of the CHRC clearance through the carrier and of the STA clearance by the Airport. Airline employees will be provided a certification letter to bring to the ACO authorizing badge issuance. The certification letters must be presented to the ACO with the application, unless the applicant is going to be fingerprinted by the ACO. Failure to return within these timeframes will cause the application to expire, forcing employees to re-apply and start the process over from the beginning.

5. SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT.
 

The Access Control Office is able to schedule appointments for new and renewal badge applicants. Please use the following instructions to schedule an appointment.

  1. To Schedule an Appointment:

    1. Call 972 973 5100
       
      • Monday through Friday - -7:00 am to 5:00 pm
         
      • Friday – 7:00 am to Noon.
         
    2. Let the Trusted Agent know if you are a new applicant or renewal applicant
    3. Select an appointment that fits your schedule!
       
  2. Arriving for a scheduled appointment

    1. Plan to arrive 5 to 10 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment time
       
    2. Go to the Appointment Only check-in line
       
    3. Trusted Agent will call you at your scheduled appointment time
       
  3. Late Arrivals for Scheduled Appointments

    1. You are considered late when you arrive more than 5 minutes after your scheduled appointment time
       
    2. Late arrivals may choose one of the following options:
       
      • Use the Walk-In Only line and wait, or
         
      • Call 972 973 5100 to make another appointment
         
  4. To Cancel an Appointment

    1. Please cancel appointments 1 business day prior to the scheduled appointment
       
    2. Call 972 973 5100 to cancel an appointment and reschedule
       

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