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The Access Control Office (ACO) is responsible for the issuance of airport security identification badges to employees who work and require access to the San Diego International Airport (SAN). Individuals who work and require unescorted access to the Security Identification Display Area (SIDA) and Sterile Areas must possess an airport issued SAN ID badge. Badge issuance is limited to those individuals who have cleared the FBI-based Criminal History Records Check (CHRC) as well as the TSA-based Security Threat Assessment (STA) and have frequent and reoccurring need for access.

Office Hours

The Access Control Office (ACO) is open from 
7:30am – 11:30am Monday - Friday,
1:30pm – 4:30pm Monday -Thursday.
Closed Friday afternoons.

Background Investigation

The documents to start the background investigation process for a SAN ID badge are provided below. Complete and print all documentation required. All signatures must be in original ink (black or blue). In addition, all badge applicants or current badge holders must present two (2) forms of identification or documentation when applying for or renewing a SAN ID badge. Required Identification and/or documentation must establish identity and employment eligibility. See List of Acceptable Documents. Additionally, for fingerprint requirements, see Fingerprint Instructions. Please contact the Access Control Office (ACO) at (619) 400-2765 or acocustomerservice@san.org for any further questions or information that you may need.

All application and form links are found below:


 

Security Threat Assessment (STA) and reporting Requirements related to individuals with Airport-Issued Identification Media. The Transportation Security Administration (TSA)/San Diego County Regional Airport Authority (SDCRAA) require the following for renewal of Airport SAN ID badge:

STEP ONE:

A. Complete auto fillable form and print the TSA application for Security Threat Assessment with Privacy Act Notice and the FBI Criminal History Records Check (CHRC) and Fingerprint Application: Do not leave ANY blank spaces. If the information does not apply to you indicate “N/A” in that box (Forms may not be handwritten).

B. Please be prepared to present up to two (2) forms of identification (see list of acceptable documents) that establish:

i. Identity Verification: i.e. a valid State issued Identification card or State Driver’s License.
ii. Work Authorization: prove US Citizenship or work authorization (i.e. US Passport, Resident Card, Social Security card). Please Note: In the event the individual’s name is different from the document(s) used, additional documentation to substantiate the name change is required.
iii. Driver's license required for all AOA drivers.

C. Attend SAN ID badge renewal training.

i. You must have your completed TSA application for Security Threat Assessment with Privacy Act Notice, the FBI Criminal History Records Check (CHRC) and Fingerprint Application, and acceptable forms of identification (see list of acceptable documents) to check-in to SAN ID badge renewal training.

Training hours are:

Monday-Thursday
7:30am – 10:00 am
1:15pm – 3:00 pm

Location:

SDCRAA Administrative Building
Aviation Security Training Room, Located on the 1St floor, East End
3225 North Harbor Drive
San Diego, California 92101

Please Note: SAN ID badge renewal training may not be taken earlier than 60 days of your SAN ID badge expiration date.  You must renew your SAN ID badge within 48 hours of completing SAN ID Badge renewal training.

STEP TWO:

After SAN ID badge renewal training, immediately proceed to the Access Control Office to renew your SAN ID badge. The requirements to renew your SAN ID badge are below:

i. Payment of $27.00 for Re-fingerprint (Debit / Credit Only - Non SDCRAA employees)
ii. Completed TSA application for Security Threat Assessment with Privacy Act Notice
iii. Completed FBI Criminal History Records Check (CHRC) and Fingerprint Application
iv. Up to two (2) forms of acceptable identification
v. Current SAN ID badge

Please Note: SAN ID badge renewal appointments may be available at ACOcustomerservice@san.org.


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Entering this page you acknowledge as a condition of employment you are an EXEMPT employee of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) or Law Enforcement Officer (LEO).

Airport SAN ID Renewal Information for Exempt Employees (Law Enforcement & TSA Only)

The following information is required for renewal of all Law Enforcement & TSA SAN ID badges:

Step One

  1. Complete auto fillable form and print, Renewal ApplicationDo not leave ANY blank spaces. Provide updated biographical information (full legal name, aliases, current mailing address, emergency contact, etc.).  If information does not apply use "N/A".    

Step Two

Please be prepared to present up to two (2) forms of identification (see list of acceptable documents) that establish:

  1. Identity Verification: i.e. a valid State issued Identification card or State Driver’s License.

  2. Work Authorization: DHS Federal Credential or LEO Credential

    Please Note: In the event the individual’s name is different from the document(s) used, additional documentation to substantiate the name change is required.


Listed below are the instructions for completing any or all of the Airport Authority's vehicle permitting documents. Please review these instructions before submitting your documents. The documents can be found at the bottom of this page.

  • All vehicle permits are the property of the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority and must be returned upon completion of contract, project or if there is no longer an operational need.
  • An applicant requesting a permit must provide a current copy of the vehicle registration before the permit will be issued. If the registration is expiring the month the application is being submitted, a receipt of payment with current registration will be accepted. Once the applicant receives registration, a copy must be submitted to the Access Control Office (ACO) via fax (619) 400-2772 or email to acocustomerservice@san.org. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that the ACO has a current copy of the vehicle registration.
  • A current copy of the company’s Certificate of Liability Insurance referencing automobile coverage must be emailed to certificates@san.org. This pertains to the primary insurance as well as the Owner Controlled Insurance Program (OCIP), if applicable.
    • When submitting company’s Certificate of Liability Insurance include the following:
      • Subject line must read – ACO
      • Include the following information in the body of the email:
        • Full Name of the applicant requesting Permit
        • Company Name
        • Phone Number
        • Mailing Address
        • Email Address

Risk Management Department
San Diego County Regional Airport Authority
619-400-2845

  • The company name on the application should match the name on the registration and be referenced on the insurance. If the vehicle is a rental, a copy of the rental agreement should be provided.
  • The required automobile insurance coverage must total $10,000,000. This can either be all auto liability or a combination of auto and excess/umbrella coverage. Insurance must be maintained current at all times. If there is primary insurance coverage, and OCIP and one expires before the other, full coverage is not in effect.
  • Certificate Holder should be referenced as:
    San Diego County Regional Airport Authority 
    P.O. Box 82776 San Diego, CA
    92138-2776
  • Make sure that all regulations and procedures set forth in the AOA training class while driving on the AOA are followed. Any violation could be cause for a permit to be revoked.
  • Any lost or destroyed permits will incur a $15 lost permit fee.
  • It is the applicant’s responsibility (driver or not of the vehicle being permitted) to make sure this information is relayed to all drivers.
  • VISITOR VEHICLE PLACARDS: Visitor vehicle placards are used for escorting vehicles onto the AOA within a 24-hour period only. Visitor Vehicles must be escorted by an AOA permitted vehicle. Visitor placards must be logged in/out. AOA permitted vehicles must ensure escorted vehicles have company markings, current registration and insurance requirements. AOA permitted vehicles must comply with all escort requirements.

WHAT ARE YOUR OFFICE HOURS?
The Access Control Office (ACO) is open from 7:30am – 11:30am Monday - Friday,
1:30pm – 4:30pm Monday -Thursday.
Closed Friday afternoons.
WHERE IS YOUR OFFICE LOCATED?
The ACO is located in the offices of the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority, at 3225 N. Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101, 3rd Floor, Commuter Terminal.
WHAT IS THE COST TO GET A SAN ID BADGE?
There is a Fingerprint/Security Threat Assessment fee required to receive your SAN ID badge. Here are the fees below:

  • Non-Airline/Contractor: $38.00
  • Airline using airline SON#: $17.00
  • Airline using airport SON#: $44.00
WHAT IF YOU LOSE YOUR SAN ID BADGE?
You must stop its access immediately by calling the ACO at 619-400-2765.  If SAN ID is lost after hours, contact Airport Operations at 619-400-2710. You will be required to come to the ACO to replace your lost SAN ID badge. The fees for replacing a lost badge are:

  • SIDA ID badge: $75.00
  • Sterile ID Badge: $15.00
WHAT IS REQUIRED TO RENEW YOUR SAN ID BADGE?
  1. For non-exempt employees, complete the Application for STA with Privacy Act Notice and FBI Criminal Records Check-Fingerprint Application.
  2. For exempt employees (law enforcement & TSA only), complete the Renewal Application.
  3. Provide two forms of ID (see List of Acceptable Documents)
  4. Re-fingerprint payment (if applicable)
WHO CAN MAKE AN APPOINTMENT?
Only Authorized Agents can make appointments. SAN ID badge holders can make appointments for renewal of their badge only.
WHEN CAN YOU RENEW YOUR SAN ID BADGE?
You can renew your SAN ID badge the month before or current month of expiration.
HOW LONG DO YOU HAVE TO RENEW YOUR SAN ID BADGE ONCE IT EXPIRES?
If you let your badge expire, you must immediately return it to the Access Control Office and will be required to start the badge process again (fees will apply if applicable).
WHAT IF YOUR EMPLOYMENT ENDS AT THE AIRPORT AND YOU NO LONGER REQUIRE ACCESS?
If your employment ends at the airport for any reason, you must promptly return your SAN ID badge to your employer or the ACO.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO REPLACE A LOST BADGE?
SIDA badge: $75.00 Sterile badge: $15.00 (debit/credit card payments only).
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Mailing Address:
San Diego County Regional Airport Authority
P.O. Box 82776
San Diego, CA 92138-2776

Physical Address:
3225 N. Harbor Drive
San Diego, CA 92101 

Main Line:
619-400-2765

Fax Number:
619-400-2772

E-mail address:
acocustomerservice@san.org   

Other Resources
TSA Website:
https://www.tsa.gov/travel/security-screening               

SDIA Airlines:
http://san.org/Flights/Airlines  

List of Acceptable Documents:
https://www.uscis.gov/i-9-central/acceptable-documents

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