How To Obtain An Airport Credential
Please visit the Airport Badging Office, located in the main terminal adjacent to American Airlines ticket counter.
4000 International Lane
Madison, WI 53704
Phone: (608) 661-6444
Hours of Operation
Monday through Thursday - 8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
All badging related operations require an appointment.
Secure Identification Display Area (SIDA) Badges
In compliance with 49 CFR, Part 1542, all employees must have the proper security and identification credentials to work on airport properties.
To begin the badge application process, download and complete the SIDA Application, and contact the badging office to schedule a fingerprint appointment. Drop-in appointments are not allowed. Please call the badging office to schedule your appointment.
After a Criminal History Records Check (CHRC) and a Security Threat Assessment (STA) have been completed, badge applicants will be allowed to attend Security and Driver's training. Classes are scheduled every Tuesday and Thursday at 10:00 AM and Wednesday at 1:00 PM – advance registration is required.
**Two forms of ID will be required for processing, please review Form I-9 for a list of all acceptable documents.**
General Aviation Badges
General aviation users requiring regular access to the Airport Operations Area must have an MSN issued AOA badge. To begin the badge application process, download and complete the AOA Application, and contact the badging office to complete a Security Threat Assessment (STA). Appointments are required for scheduling purposes. When this check is finished, badge applicants will be allowed to attend AOA Security training. Classes will be scheduled by appointment only, based on availability.
Signatory Authority is granted to company representatives who are authorized to request fingerprinting and the issuance of DCRA identification badges for their employees. Signatory authority holders are company supervisory personnel who are entrusted to verify employment background and work authorization documents. The number of signatory authority holders for each company varies, but is limited to a maximum of two (2) per company. Requests to amend signatory authority must be made in writing by company leadership on company letterhead. Individuals designated as authorized signatories, must receive initial authorized signatory training as well as annual recurrent training. Classes are by appointment. Please call the badging office to schedule this class.
NOTE: All signatories must first be badged at DCRA before given authorization to sign for others in their respective company or organization.