AIRPORT SECURITY BADGING
Policies for securing and maintaining your airport badge
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has mandated Security Directives for all Part 139 airports. Under this directive, all individuals having unescorted access to the Airport Operations Area (AOA) will be required to have airport identification badges. The AOA is defined as all areas within the fenced portion of the airport.
To issue identification badges, the airport must complete the following steps: collect information, perform a security check, and provide training. In some cases individuals may be required to pass a fingerprint-based criminal history records check.
ACCEPTED FORMS OF IDENTIFICATION: In order for your application to be processed, you must bring two of the following documents: valid drivers license, passport, Social Security card, or an original birth certificate (with a raised seal).
For U.S. Citizens born abroad:
In addition to the required documents above bring one of the following: U.S. passport, Certificate of Naturalization Number, Certification of Birth Abroad.
For non U.S. Citizens:
In addition to the required documents above bring one of the following: Alien Registration Card, I-94 Form, Non-Immigration Visa.
AOA Training classes are held on the second and fourth Wednesday of every month at 10:00 am by appointment only. Call Airport Administration at (805) 781-5205 to register for the training.
*Evening and/or weekend classes may be offered if there is sufficient demand.
DUE TO FACILITY AND TIME CONSTRAINTS, PLEASE ENSURE YOUR APPLICATION IS COMPLETED AND YOU HAVE THE APPROPRIATE FORMS OF IDENTIFICATION WHEN ARRIVING FOR TRAINING. AN INCOMPLETE FORM OR LACK OF PROPER ID WILL RESULT IN DELAYS AND MAY RESULT IN BEING REQUIRED TO RETURN AT A LATER DATE TO COMPLETE THE TRAINING PROCESS.
New Badge Pick-up Schedule: Badges will be available for pick-up Monday through Friday between 8:00am and 5:00pm in the Airport Administrative Office. You will be contacted when your badge is ready to be picked up. Applicable badge fees will be due at the time of pick-up.
Badge Expiration and Renewal: Badges expire on your birthday, typically two years from the issue date. The expiration date is clearly printed on the front of the badge. Airport staff will not provide notice of approaching expiration dates. Badge renewal hours are Wednesdays between 10:00am to 2:00pm. If you can not make it into the operations office between this time, please leave your badge with the administration office located inside of the new terminal and we will notify you when you can pick up your badge. Our office can be contacted at (805) 781-5205 during business hours (8:00am to 5:00pm Monday through Friday except holidays).
You may renew your badge no sooner than 30 days prior to the expiration date. Your badge will be turned off on the expiration date, but you still have a chance to renew the badge for up to 30 days after the expiration date. Failure to contact airport administration within the 30 days will result in your badge being turned off and the badging process beginning again. Background check fees will need to be repaid if the badging process has to restart.
Notices Regarding Airport IDs and Airport Security Issues: As a badge holder you are responsible for maintaining correct and current contact information with the airport. Included in your contact information is your email address. Occasionally we will send out notices regarding changes to the Airport ID Badge or other security issues. We no longer send notices via US Mail but only by email.