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New Company Orientation & Authorized Signatory Information

New companies, Authorized Signatory replacements and Secondary Authorized Signatories are required to attend the New Company Orientation held on Wednesdays at 2 p.m. in the Security Division – no appointments are needed. Please ensure you have the following information available at the time you attend the orientation (documents must be originals; no copies will be accepted).

New Companies:
   - Sponsorship Letter printed on the sponsor’s company letterhead
The letter must list activities to be performed at the airport and the duration/location of the project. All sub-contractors must have a letter from the contractor and tenant.
Link to Sponsorship Letter Sample

     - Authorized Signatory Appointment Letter printed on the company’s letterhead
The letter must be signed by company management and list the individual that will serve as the Authorized Signatory.

    - Certificate of Insurance
All companies must have a minimum General Liability in the amount of $1 million. If vehicle access is needed, Automobile Liability in the amount of $10 million is required (Excess Liability/Umbrella can reflect a portion of the required amount). The expiration dates MUST be current, and the City of Atlanta must be listed as an additional certificate holder.

    - Airside Operating Permit (AOP)
New companies desiring to do business at the airport and requiring airside access, but do not have an executed lease or contract with the City of Atlanta, shall first apply for an Airside Operating Permit prior to the new company orientation briefing. Information provided on the application shall be accurate and include but not limited to general company information; a list of company sponsor(s); nature of work being performed; location of work; and Federal Tax ID. An administrative fee of $50 will be collected during the new company orientation briefing in order to activate the AOP. Apply online at: .

For more information, see the City of Atlanta Ordinance Section 22-70 Airside Operating Permit (AOP) link below: .

Authorized Signatory Replacements and Secondary Authorized Signatories:
   - An Authorized Signatory Appointment Letter is needed.
   - Please ensure that the Sponsorship Letter and Certificate of Insurance are current and up-to-date.

Orientations are held on Wednesdays at 2:00pm

Authorized Signatory & New Company Information Presentation

Security Services Fees

Effective May 2, 2011

SIDA and Non SIDA Badges: Current Fees
New or Renewal $60
Upgrades/Downgrades $60
Lost/Stolen or Replacement $60
Non-Returned $200
Vehicle Access Permits:
New or Renewal $50
Replacement for Lost/Stolen $50
Non-Returned $200
Airside Operating Permit (AOP):
New or Renewal $50
New or Renewal $50
Interactive Employee (IET) Training Free

Methods of Payments

The Security Division currently accepts the following methods of payment:

• Credit Cards (Effective May 2, 2011)
o Visa or MasterCard

• Bank Checks
o Written out to “City of Atlanta”

• Certified Money Orders
o Written out to “City of Atlanta”

• Company Checks
o Written out to “City of Atlanta”

• Pre-paid Accounts
o Accounts may be opened for Badging and Fingerprinting Services
o Minimum $1,000

Note: We do not accept personal checks or cash.



Welcome to the Department of Aviation’s Security Fingerprinting Section. Our administrative hours of operation are 8:15 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily, except Wednesdays, when the office closes at 3 p.m. for training.

The hours for fingerprinting services are listed below:

Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri
8:30 a.m. - 11 a.m.
1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Individuals who wish to be fingerprinted must present two forms of identification per Security Directive 1542-04-08C. If presenting a birth certificate, it must have an original certification seal on the document.

The cost for the fingerprint is $50, per person. This fee may be paid in the form of money order or company check made out to the City of Atlanta. This is a non-refundable fingerprint-processing fee. Companies may maintain an account balance on file to reduce check writing.

Fingerprint results are normally returned within three (3) business days.

Disposition Reviews
Individuals who fail to meet the Criminal History Background Check, who receive a letter from the Airport Security Office within 30 days may come in between the hours of 3 p.m. – 4 p.m., except Wednesday, to discuss the results of their fingerprint submission. There is no need to call for an appointment, as it’s on a first-come, first-served basis. Failure to comply will result in a final access decision being made in reference to your fingerprint results without your input.

Fingerprinting Disposition Reviews are held Mon, Tues, Thurs & Fri from 3 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Customs Seal Fingerprint Procedures
Individuals who wish to be fingerprinted for a customs seal may begin the badge application process 60 days prior to receiving their security identification access media. This will only apply to customs seal applicants!

The fingerprint date (for customs seal only) and/or Security Identification Badge Application Form date are good for 60 days.

Individuals who seek to renew their security identification badge and customs seal may begin the fingerprinting and application process 60 days prior to their badge expiration date.


Interactive Employee Training (IET)

Effective November 15, 2010

The Security Division’s Interactive Employee Training (IET) Room, located on the third floor (North Terminal), is equipped with thirty (30) interactive computer stations that allow employees to electronically complete the required training needed to obtain their security identification badge. Employees have the opportunity to complete the following courses:

  • Security Awareness (SIDA) Training
  • Drivers Training (reservations are required for after-hour classes)
  • Authorized Signatory (AS) Refresher Training (for renewals only)
  • Employee Orientation/Customer Service Training

The new interactive computer equipment has eliminated the need for scheduled classes; therefore, employees will have the opportunity to complete required courses during the following timeframes (depending on station availability):

IET Courses Available Hours of Operation
Interactive Employee Training (IET)
All Training Courses

  • Security Awareness (SIDA) Training
  • Drivers Training
  • Authorized Signatory (AS) Refresher Training (for renewals only)
  • Employee Orientation/Customer Service Training
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 8:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Wednesday 8:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Employees will not be admitted into the training room before/after these hours!

Security Awareness (SIDA) Training Information
After a person has been approved unescorted access, a Security Awareness (SIDA) Training class must be successfully completed. Security trains over 1,300 customers a month on the operations and procedures of the airport, prior to issuing access media. The training is required at each renewal as well. Airlines are responsible for training their employees. Proof of training is required prior to receiving a badge from the security office.


Badge/Vehicle Access Permits and Decals.

Welcome to the Department of Aviation Security Identification Section at the world’s busiest airport. Our service hours of operation are 8:15 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. daily, except Wednesdays, when the office closes at 12 p.m. for training and administration. We process 300-500 customers daily who are seeking security identification media.

Individuals will only be issued a badge after they have met all necessary security and training requirements. The Security Identification Badge Application must be completed and signed by the company’s designated authorizing agent and also include the appropriate certifications of the fingerprint-based criminal history records check (CHRC), Security Threat Assessment (STA), Security Awareness Training (SIDA), Airport Driver Safety Training (ADST), Escort and U.S. Customs Seal, if applicable.

The security division issues all vehicle access permits and decals to companies who have proven, through documentation, to have an official need to access the Air Operations Area (AOA) by vehicle. The appropriate documentation, insurance, and markings must be authenticated prior to issuing the vehicle media. Security staff processes approximately 160 vehicle media monthly.

The hours for Badge/Permit/Decals are:

Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri
8:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
1 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.

You can access the required forms by clicking the appropriate link below

Authorized Signatory & New Company Information Presentation
Link to list of Acceptable Documents– printable pdf
Link to Fingerprint-based Criminal History Records Check Application– fillable pdf
Link to Company Information/Authorization Form – printable doc
Link to Security Badge Return Form – printable doc
Link to Authorized Signatory Quick Sheet – printable pdf
Link to List of Acceptable Documents– printable pdf
Link to Security Identification Badge Application Form– fillable pdf
Link to SIDA Vehicle Access Permit Request Form– printable pdf