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

Mailing Address
0233 E. Airport Road, Suite A
Aspen, CO  81611


Office Location

Main Terminal, south of Baggage claim.  Enter in through baggage claim (Arrivals) and hang a left.  You will see a door that has a doorbell/camera.  Please ring the button and we will buzz you in.



Monday, Wednesday and Thursday
7 AM to 4 PM

7 AM to 3 PM

Friday – CLOSED

*Please schedule for a badging appointment.






Please contact your designated Authorized Signer to initiate the process for a new badge or renewal.

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

Schedule Your Badging Appointment


Badging Fees


Badge Application Process

The badging process starts with the company’s Authorized Signatory (AS) who submits the new employee’s information into the system via the AS portal.  Once the badging application is complete, the applicant can then schedule their first appointment with the badging office.  Each employee should utilize their Authorized Signatory as the primary point of contact on the badging process.


Acceptable Documentation (Identity and Employment Authorization Documents)

Due to federal regulations to verify that you are who you say you are, and that you are eligible to work in the U.S.  Please bring the right document(s).  If you do not, we cannot issue a badge.  Please help us avoid that by reading the information below.

List of Acceptable Documents from Form I-9, published by USCIS.


Portal for Authorized Signer staff management

Authorized Signatory Portal

Frequently Asked Questions

Badging FAQs

What is required to start the badging process?

1) You must meet with your designated Authorized Signer first to start the process.

2) Aspen Airport requires TWO (2) forms of unexpired and original ID’s (no copies) as outlined in Federal Form I-9.  Examples: Current Drivers License, 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 outlined in Federal Form I-9.  Please contact your Authorized Signer for details.

How long will the badging process take?

  • 1st appointment for New Applicants: Expect 30 minutes for ID check, paperwork, fingerprinting, a picture, and other biometrics to be submitted for your background check.
  • 2nd appointment for badge training: Anywhere from 1 hour to 3 hours.

1st appointment for New Applicants: During your first appointment, expect around 30 minutes for ID Check, Fingerprinting, Photo and other biometrics to submit to TSA (for your Security Threat Assessment – STA) and FBI (or your Criminal History Records Check – CHRC).  STA and CHRC results generally take 48-72 hours for approval, but can take up to 30-45 days if you are foreign-born or more information is needed.

2nd appointment for Security and Badge Training: 45 minutes to 3 hours depending on type of badge and position. Please contact your 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 dependent 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 for note-taking.  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.

What are your escorting procedures?

You may escort up to six (6) people or two (2) vehicles.  They must remain under your positive control (sight and audible) while under your escort at all times.

What are the current fees for badging?

Badging Fees
AOA / GA $20
SIDA / Sterile $50
Employee Parking Fee $25
Unreturned Badge $200
1st Security Violation $50
2nd Security Violation $200


Current Airport Fees
First Lost Badge $50
Second Lost Badge $100

What are the operating hours for badging appointment?

Mondays – Fridays


Where is the Badging office located?

Main Terminal south of Baggage claim.

What do I do if I lost my badge?

Contact Airport Badging Office or Airport Operations as soon as possible for the badge to be disabled.

  • 1st lost badge fee – $50.00
  • 2nd lost badge fee – $100.00
  • 3rd lost badge fee – Subject to review committee

What do I do if my badge no longer works?

Contact Airport Badging Office or Airport Operations

970-429-2852 or