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DFW Airport Driver Certification

DFW Airport Driver Certification 

DFW airport provides a free training program for all drivers on the Air Operations Area (AOA) of the airport. The driver training and certification program is a part of DFW Airport Operations Technical Training (TechTrain) program and is offered to all drivers with access to the AOA free of charge. We offer certification for a number of different driver types.  

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DFW airport provides a free training program for all drivers on the Air Operations Area (AOA) of the airport.

The AOA is divided into two parts:
  • The Aircraft Movement Area (AMA), commonly referred to as simply the Movement Area 
  • The Non-Movement Area. 
The Movement Area is heavily regulated by the FAA. It consists of the areas outside of the Non-Movement Area Boundary Marking and includes the taxiways and runways. All vehicle operators seeking unescorted access to the Movement Area must be authorized by the Vice President of Operations and must complete training prior to entering the Movement Area unescorted. The Non-Movement Area consists of those areas within the Non-Movement Area Boundary Marking and includes the ramps around the central terminal buildings and also the ramps around the hangars and cargo facilities.

The driver training and certification program is a part of DFW Airport Operations Technical Training (TechTrain) program and is offered to all drivers with access to the AOA free of charge. We offer certification for a number of different driver types. 
 

SIDA Badges

While we do work closely with the ACO (Access Control Office) for certain driver requirements, our office is not part of the process for obtaining your SIDA (Security Identification Display Area) badge. If you need more information or are looking to obtain a SIDA badge, please visit  the Badge page to find out how you can begin that process.
Badging at DFW

Vehicle Permits

The ACO is also responsible for permitting vehicles that will be entering the AOA without an escort. AOA permits, including AOA Vehicle Access Permits, Temporary AOA Vehicle Access Permits and AOA Equipment Permits, are the means by which motor vehicles and ground handling equipment are authorized to enter and/or be on the AOA. Vehicles and ground handling equipment entering security gates, commonly referred to as “AOA gates,” must display valid, unexpired AOA permits or be under escort by an agent of the Airport Board, or a representative of the airlines or a tenant responsible for the AOA gate through which the vehicle or ground handling equipment is entering. All vehicles entering through an AOA gate and ground handling equipment being brought into the AOA are subject to inspection by security personnel.

More information can be found on our Badging page. 

West Cargo Access

Users needing Code 136 added to their SIDA badges must complete the driver certification as described on this site. Once training is complete, your badge sponsor will need to request that the code 136 be added to your badge through the SAFE system.  Any questions regarding that process should be directed to the badging office.
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