For new badge holders, the security badging process takes place through two appointments:
Applicant fills out and submits application, brings two forms of identification for submittal of Security Threat Assessment (STA) and is fingerprinted.
Employee completes Computer Module Training and badge is issued (upon clearing all background checks).
Appointment 1: Applicant Record Building/Fingerprinting
To expedite the process, please fill out the Airport Badging Application and sign page one. When filling out the application, please remember these basic instructions:
Type or print information legibly
ALL correction tapes/fluids are prohibited – if you make a mistake, please print and complete a new form
All sections must include original signatures by the necessary parties – stamped signatures are not accepted
Applications must be presented to the Security Badging Office within 30 days of a sponsor’s signature
Do not fold or staple the application
Page 2 of the badge application must be completed by your Authorized Signatory.
After application sign-off, schedule an appointment for New Application/Fingerprinting.
During your appointment, turn in your completed application forms with proper signatures to the Badging Office Staff. You will be fingerprinted (if required) at this time. First time SIDA, SIDA Non-Secure and Sterile applicants are required to clear an electronic, fingerprint-based criminal history records check before a badge can be issued. In addition to the application materials, you are required to submit two forms of identification for the Security Threat Assessment (STA). Please refer to the List of Acceptable Documents for the proper forms of identification to bring with you to your appointment. Although the processing time should take 15-30 minutes, please allow extra time for heavier volumes of Badging Office customers.
Appointment 2: Training and Badge Issuance
Generally, the Criminal History Record Check (CHRC) and the Security Threat Assessment (STA) results are returned within seven to ten business days. The company will be notified once the Security Threat Assessment and Criminal History Records Check clearances are received. To check on the status of your background clearance, please contact your Authorized Signatory. Applicants have 30 business days from notification date by the Airport to return to the Badging Office to complete training and to claim their badge. Failure to return within the 30-day time frame will cause the application to expire and the applicant will need to reapply and restart the badging process, with additional fees.
Security Training – there is mandatory training for all applicants based on job responsibilities determined by your Authorized Signatory. Security Training must be successfully completed before a badge can be issued. SJC uses an Interactive Computer-Based Training Program for the following:
Basic Security Awareness
Physical Vehicle Inspections (PVI) Test
Ramp Drivers Training
Movement Area Operations (MAOP) Test
Sterile Training is provided via written documentation
Please allot enough time in order to complete all of the testing and to obtain your badge.
Mineta San Jose International Airport | 1701 Airport Blvd. | San Jose, CA 95110 | 408.392.3600 | 530 AM
City of San Jose Department of Aviation
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