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 for a printable PDF list of required documents for badging services.

​Click here for more information and details on required Identity and Work Authorization documents from the US Citizenship and Immigration Services.

If an applicant has, or will have, a driving endorsement on the DEN Airport ID badge, they must present a valid driver's license at the Badging Office.

NOTE: If names are not matching on all documents, the employee must bring in supporting documentation showing the legal name change.


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.

Click here to view the list of Disqualifying Criminal Offenses that will prevent an applicant from receiving a DEN Airport ID Badge.

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).

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

Click here to view the list of Disqualifying Criminal Offenses that will prevent an applicant from receiving a DEN Airport ID Badge.