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Badging and Security for Current Employees


Hours of Operation

The Badging Offices are open from 6:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday

Please plan to arrive early. Depending on customer volume and transaction type, lines may close earlier than 4:30 p.m.

Training and testing for all employees is available only until 3 p.m. (latest arrival is 3 p.m.). Walk-in lines may close earlier than 3 p.m. depending on customer traffic in the Badging Offices.

Walk-in wait times are highest each day starting at 11 a.m. Due to high levels of customer volume, walk-in service may not be available after 1 p.m. Customers with appointments are served before walk-in customers.

The Badging Offices will be closed on the following dates/times:

  • Jan. 15, 2024 – Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • Feb. 19, 2024 – President’s Day
  • Mar. 25, 2024 – Cesar Chavez Day (observed)
Schedule an Appointment

Required Documents for Badging


One form of government-issued ID must include a photo to establish identity.

These can include a passport, a driver’s license or any other government-issued ID that includes a photo. Digital driver’s licenses cannot be accepted by the Badging Office.


One form of a government-issued ID must establish employment authorization.

This document can be a Social Security Card, birth certificate, Certificate of Naturalization or Form I-197.


Names on the documents must match the name on the fingerprinting and badging application.

If names do not match, all legal documents containing name changes are required. Digital driver’s licenses cannot be accepted by the Badging Office.

Renewal Locations and Lost Badges

Don’t let your badge expire! Employee badges must be renewed on a regular basis. You must renew your Airport ID Badge prior to the expiration date printed on your badge. You also need to immediately replace your badge if it’s lost. Find all the tools you need to renew and replace here.

FAQs about Badging and Security

Rules and Regulations for Governing DEN Badgeholders

A DEN badge is a privilege and comes with specific rules and responsibilities. Read about the regulations associated with a DEN badge below.

Badging Contact Information

Have questions about your DEN badge? Find all the contacts you need below for details about the badging process, access and more.

Authorized Signatory Information

New Companies/Participant Classes

Participant Sponsorship

Violation Notice Program

Vehicle Permits

[email protected]

Certificate of Insurance: [email protected]

Background Checks, Criminal History Records Checks (CHRC) and Security Threat Assessments (STA) inquiries

Lost or Stolen Badge

(303) 342-4300
8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday

(303) 342-4210
After hours, Communications Center


8500 Peña Blvd

Denver, Colorado 80249

Customer Service

About DEN

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