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Application Process

Step 1: Application

If your company does not currently have active badges you will need to submit a written request to badging@dsmairport.com. The Badging Office will follow up with your request within 48 hours and will advise you of the next steps.

Please include the following:

  • Company Name/Address
  • Contact Name/Phone/Email
  • Billing Info. - please indicate if you would like to set up an account or pay-as-you-go.
  • Reason for requesting badges
  • Approximate number of badges needed

Step 2:Pre-Enrollment

Authorized Signatory must enroll new applicant and book a fingerprint appointment through the Authorized Signatory Badging Portal.

Step 3: Fingerprinting

1. All applicants must submit to a Security Threat Assessment (STA), and a Criminal History Record Check (CHRC). *General Aviation badge applicants require only an STA*

2. You must provide 2 valid forms of identification as required by the Identity and Employment Verification Chart.

  • Applicants born outside of the United States must provide proof of United States Citizenship or authorization to work in the United States.
  • If your job requires you to drive or operate equipment on the ramp, you will be required to provide a valid driver’s license.

3. Please do not be late for your fingerprint appointment or you will have to reschedule. Allow 10-20 minutes for fingerprinting.

4. Authorized Signatory will notify applicant and schedule a badge training appointment when the CHRC and STA security checks have been completed. Please allow 5-15 days for clearance.

Step 4: Badge Training

Badge Training must be completed within 30 days of completed security clearance. A new security clearance must be initiated after 30 days have passed.

  • Please do not be late for your badge training appointment or you will have to reschedule. Allow 30-45 minutes for badge training.