Badging at Corpus Christi International Airport (CCIA) is a very important part of our efforts to keep things safe and secure for passengers, tenants, employees, and visitors. While every airport is set up to manage badging a little differently, we like to keep things simple for all who need to communicate with us and for those who will be coming in to complete the process. The information provided here is designed to help with planning.
Every new employee or contractor employee who is applying for a badge for the first time, must go through the classroom training. The Security Identification Display Area (SIDA) training takes about an hour. In addition, any person who will need driving privileges on the airfield or on the Aircraft Operating Area (AOA) will need to stay an additional hour for that specialized training. Click Badging Training Calendar 2020 (Sept 2020 - Dec 2020) for the classroom training schedule. Badge renewal each year requires another round of training. In some cases, the training can be completed online at the CCIA Badging office.
Hours of Operation
The Badging office at CCIA is generally open during regular business hours from 8am – 5pm, Monday – Friday. There may be times when badging staff members are not available. So it’s always a good idea to make an appointment before going to the office. Typically, the badging process is driven by the established Signatory Authority for each company. New hires should always coordinate with their Signatory Authority prior to contacting the CCIA Badging office.
TSA – Acceptable Documents
CCIA must meet all requirements of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) when it comes to the badging process. This includes a formal application, background check, fingerprinting, and identity and employment verification. A key part of the badging process is to present the appropriate documents for verifying identity and employment. Follow the link Badging Acceptable ID, for detailed information on what documents are required. These documents will need to be presented at the Badging office during a scheduled appointment for a badge application to be processed.
Contractor – Procedures for badge application
Contractors who are doing business with CCIA and who propose to have employees working in secured areas of the airport property, will need to establish a Signatory Authority and follow the procedures outlined in this document Badging Contractor Procedures. A new Signatory Authority must make an appointment with the Badging office to complete the appropriate training. All other employees who will need a SIDA badge will be asked to follow the lead of their Signatory Authority.