New Employee Badging and Fingerprinting

Visit 1 – Fingerprinting is the first step (Visit 1) in the badging process for new airport employees.

In order for new applicants to be fingerprinted at DEN, the online application must be submitted electronically one day before visiting the badging office.


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..

Avoid the wait and schedule an appointment. Appointments are offered for all badging services.

Customers with appointments are served before walk-in customers.

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Visit 1: Fingerprinting

During Visit #1 you will be photographed and fingerprinted, and your background checks will be submitted for processing– you will not test or receive your Airport ID badge on this visit.

Please allow AT LEAST ONE HOUR at the badging office for this visit.

Click here for more information on the fingerprinting and badging process.

Click here for instructions on completing Fingerprinting (Visit #1).

Click here to view instructions for Visit 1 Online Check-in.


The following original documents, or certified copies, are required to be presented for all fingerprinting applications. You must bring two forms of unexpired government-issued identification


  • One form of government-issued ID must include a photo to establish identity.
  • One form of government-issued photo ID must establish employment authorization.
  • If names on the documents do not match the name on the fingerprinting and badging application, all legal documents containing name changes are required.

PLEASE NOTE: Laminated Social Security cards cannot be accepted by the Badging Office. Per the Social Security Administration, Social Security cards must not be laminated because lamination prevents the detection of the security features in the card.

​Click here for examples of acceptable forms of government-issued Proof of Identity and Work Authorization documents.

Please allow at least one hour in the badging office for fingerprinting.

Authorized Signatories are the designated point of contact for background check clearance information. It may take up to 15 days for fingerprinting clearances to be received and cleared. Once this occurs, the Company Authorized Signatory is notified, and the applicant is required to return to either badging office within 30 days from the date of fingerprinting to complete the appropriate security training programs.

Visit 2: Training and Testing

Visit 2 - After your background checks have cleared (this may take several days), you will return to the Badging Office to complete security training and testing, and pick up your Airport ID badge.

NOTE: Visit #2 must take place after your background checks have cleared, but not more than 30 days after Visit #1.

Click here for instructions on completing Security Training and Badge Pickup (Visit #2).

For Visit #2, please allow AT LEAST one hour for initial security training and an additional hour for airfield driver training (if applicable).

Click here to view instructions for Visit 2 Online Check-in.

Appointments are available but are not required for Visit #1 or Visit #2.