Airport Badging

The Aspen/Pitkin County Airport Credentialing Program issues and manages airport security credentials of ASE staff, airline employees, concessionaires, vendors, stakeholders, emergency responders and general aviation tenants that require access to airport properties.

Badging Office Location, Hours and Contact Information

Airport Operations Center

1001 Owl Creek Road

Aspen CO 81611


Tuesday – Thursday 9am - 12pm - closed - 1pm - 4:30pm



Please contact your designated Authorized Signer.

For General Aviation badge requests, please contact Atlantic Aviation (970) 920 2016.


Portal for Authorized Signer staff management

Authorized Signatory Portal


Badging FAQs

What is required to start the badging process?

1) A request from your Authorized Signer.

2) Aspen Airport requires TWO (2) forms of ID as outlined in Federal Form I-9.  Examples: Drivers License AND one of the following - Social Security Card, original or certified copy of your Birth Certificate, unexpired Passport.  If you were born outside of the United States, you will need to provide other documentation as outline in Federal Form I-9.  Please contact your Authorized Signer for details.  


How long will the badging process take?

1st appointment for New Applicants: During your first appointment, expect around 30 minutes for ID Check, Fingerprinting, and Photo.

2nd appointment for Security and Badge Training: 45 minutes to 3 hours depending on type of badge and position. Ask you Authorized Signer for details on your specific training requirements.


What kind of testing do we have to take?  Can we study for the tests?

Training videos are assigned to you dependant upon airport areas in which you need access.   

You will watch a series of films and answer questions pertaining to each section after.  Notepads and pens are supplied to you for notetaking.  There is no need to study before your appointment. 

The Badging Administrator and Security Trainer will be happy to answer all questions you have during this training session.


For how long are badges valid?

Badges are valid for up to two years


What kind of clearance does my badge provide?

Your badge will give you clearance to the locations required to perform your job duties. If you are a GA tenant, you will have access to Atlantic Aviation and the designated GA Area ONLY.