Airport Badging

Airport ID Badging and Fingerprinting

Willard Airport is required by federal regulation to issue identification badges to airport employees and contractors whose job responsibilities require them to have unescorted access to secured areas of the airport.

All individuals applying for an Airport Operations Area (AOA), Security Identification Display Area (SIDA), or Sterile Area ID Badge must undergo a Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Security Threat Assessment (STA) as part of the Badge issuance.

In addition to the STA, all individuals applying for an airport ID Badge for SIDA or Sterile Areas must undergo an FBI fingerprint-based criminal history check. The airport will deny issuance of the airport ID Badge to any employee who is currently being charged with or is convicted of one of the TSA disqualifying criminal offenses (listed on the Willard Airport badge application) within the last ten years. The airport reserves the right to deny issuance to any badge applicant based on their criminal history.

Badge Application

All ID Badge applicants must complete the Willard Airport badge application form. This form must be printed, signed, and turned into the Airport Administration Office. The application must also be signed by an Authorized Signatory (manager, group representative). No photocopies will be accepted, documents must be original.

Acceptable Forms of Identification for Airport Badging

All ID Badge applicants must present acceptable forms of identification/documentation when applying for or renewing an airport ID Badge. The documentation must be able to verify the applicant’s identity. For your reference, please see the link below for a list of acceptable identification documents. Photocopies or scanned documents will not be accepted, all documents must be original and presented in person.

List of acceptable forms of identification

Badge Fees

Badge fees are charged to offset the cost of badging and credentialing.
SIDA/STERILE AREA (10 Year FBI Background Check & TSA STA)   $50
AOA (TSA STA only)   $25

Fees are being adjusted effective April 1, 2024: Airport ID Badge Fees Adjustment

Scheduling Appointments

Initial applicants should note that the badging process requires two (2) separate visits to Airport Administration. At the first visit, you will submit your acceptable IDs, badge application, undergo fingerprinting (as applicable), and complete training/testing. At the second visit after all security clearances are verified, you will sign for and receive your Airport ID Badge.

Individuals who have a current ID Badge must renew their Badge before the expiration date. For your convenience, you may renew your ID Badge up to 30 (thirty) days in advance of the expiration date. Only one appointment is needed for ID Badge renewals within the 30 days of expiration.