Badging Services

Individuals who require unescorted access to the Air Operations Area (AOA), Security Identification Display Area, Secured Area, or Sterile Area must possess an airport photo ID Badge.  Application for an ID Badge is made on the ID Badge Application Form.  This form (found below) must be completely filled out, properly signed, and presented to the Airport Security Office for processing.  Only fully completed application forms with original signatures will be accepted.  Do not submit a photo or faxed copy; it will not be accepted for processing.

Badge holders that need to renew their badges must complete a renewal application form and have it signed by their organization’s Authorized Signatory.  If the badge holder is a direct tenant of the airport they can see the Airport Security Office for the signatory portion.  Those requesting badge renewals must do so within 30 days of the expiration date indicated on their current badge.

Applicants for new badges and badge renewals must present acceptable forms of identification or documentation when applying for and each time they renew an airport ID Badge (these must be originals, no copies).  TSA requires that the documents satisfy the requirements found in the link below.

Badging Process

  1. When a need is identified for an individual to have access to the airport, the individual will need to apply for an airport identification card.
  2. The applicant can access the proper forms through the links below.  If the applicant is a direct tenant of the airport, the Security Office will act as the Authorized Signatory.  The applicant should completely fill out the application and have the Authorized Signatory review and sign. If applicant has a need to access the hangar of a direct tenant, applicant must provide signed letter from the direct tenant allowing hangar access and permission to sign the direct tenant’s “Exhibit A” lease form.
  3. NOTE: All information requested in the paperwork must be provided.  Incomplete applications will be returned to the applicant.
  4. After review and signing by the Authorized Signatory, the applicant must take the application and originals of identity documents to the Security Office at the airport.  Security office hours are listed below.  The Security Office confirms the legitimacy of the identity documents, copies them, initials the paperwork appropriately and forwards it to the Airport Security Coordinator for processing.  If the level of access requires a criminal history background check, fingerprints will be taken at this time.  Applicant must bring originals of the required identity documents outlined through the link above; no copies will be accepted.

NOTE: No hospital generated birth certificates will be accepted.

  1. The application will then be submitted for appropriate background checks.
  2. NOTE: The badge fee must also be paid at the time the application is submitted.
  3. After final approval of the application, the Security Office will notify the applicant that they are cleared to attend the training and receive an airport badge
  4. The applicant must attend badge training within 30 days of being notified that they are eligible or Airport Administration will consider the application to be withdrawn.  NOTE: Badge fees are not returned due to costs incurred in processing of the applications.

 

Time Frame

Generally speaking, the following time frames may be anticipated for new badges:

  • Fingerprint results: 1-2 business days
  • TSA Approval: 2 days to 2 weeks (TSA estimates)
  • Final approval of application: within 2 business days of receipt of TSA Approval.
  • Applicant notification: within 2 business days of the time the application receives final approval.
  • Badging Classes are scheduled by the Security Office. If no contact has been made three weeks after submitting an application, this number may be called during normal business hours to follow up: (269) 447-4424

 

Contact Information

  • The Airport Security Office is located in the center lower level of the airport.
  • To contact the Security Office during operating hours with badging questions, call 269-447-4424.

 

New Badge Forms

To fill out an electric copy of a New Badge Application, click on the PDF link below.  Please acknowledge all fill in the blank text boxes are clearly marked.  The signature must be signed, not copied in electronically.  Do not attempt to change the document in any way besides filling in the information clearly marked on the form.  The form can then be printed out and signed in black/blue pen.

If you choose not to fill it out electronically, you can print the packet and fill it out with a black or blue pen.

NOTE: All signatures on the forms must be originals.

New Badge Application Form


Badge Renewal Forms

To fill out an electric copy of a Badge Renewal Application, click on the PDF link below.  Please acknowledge all fill in the blank text boxes are clearly marked.  The signature must be signed, not copied in electronically.  Do not attempt to change the document in anyway besides filling in the information clearly marked on the form.  The form can then be printed out and signed in black/blue pen.

If you choose not to fill it out electronically, you can print the packet and fill it out with a black or blue pen.

NOTE: All signatures on the forms must be originals.

Badge Renewal Application Form

Badge/Service Fees

NEW BADGE

SIDA (Security Identification Display Area)/Sterile- $60.00

SIDA Driver- $75.00

AOA (Air Operations Area)- $35.00

AOA/Driver- $50.00

 

BADGE RENEWAL

SIDA/Sterile- $25.00

SIDA/AOA Driver- $45.00

AOA- $25.00

AOA/Driver- $45.00

EMPLOYEE TRANSFER

SIDA/Sterile- $25.00

AOA- $15.00

LOST BADGE

1st Occurrence- $150.00

2nd Occurrence- $250.00

 

Badge Replacements

If a badge is lost, stolen or destroyed to a point where it can’t be used, contact the Security Office.  Any charges incurred must be paid at the time a new badge is issued.  Individuals should notify the Security Office immediately if your ID Badge is lost or stolen. The Badge holder is responsible for the badge replacement fee at the time of issuance.  Payment can be made by cash or check (payable to Kalamazoo County Treasurer). NOTE: There is no charge for worn out/destroyed badges if exchanged.


Expiring Badges

Anyone no longer needing a badge or deciding to allow their badge to expire without renewal must return the badge to Airport Administration.  Individuals with badges that are not renewed for 6 months after expiration will be removed from the records and the paperwork will be destroyed.  If one of these individuals applies for airport access and has never returned the previous badge, the cost for the new badge will be the current cost for a lost badge replacement.

 

Hours

Application, I.D. Document, and Fingerprinting services are available at the Security office at the following times:

Tuesday – Thursday: 9:00am-3:00pm

**Please call for an appointment: (269) 447-4424

 

Class Times By Appointment

Classes will normally take an hour, including testing and printing of the badge.

Classes are by invitation only; Applicants will be contacted after final approval of the application.

Driving classes (when applicable) will be held after the normal badge training and will take around four hours- this includes Badge training, Driver training, Written test, and Airfield orientation/Practical test.