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New and Renewing Badges

New Badge Process - Security Access Badge

The following steps outline the process to obtain an RNO security access badge:

1.  Complete an RNO Badge Application:

  • Be sure one of your company’s Authorized Signatories completes and signs the “Authorized Signatory” section on page two of the badge application

2.  Bring the completed application and identification to the Badging Office:  You are required to submit original, unexpired identification documents to prove identity and employment eligibility (see Acceptable Documents for a list of acceptable documents) at the time you present your completed badge application.   Please note that individuals born outside of the U.S. have specific identification requirements.

3.  Get fingerprinted:  The fingerprint process takes approximately 10 minutes.  Your fingerprints are electronically captured by Badging Office personnel and then sent to the FBI where they are checked against a national database to ensure there are no disqualifying crimes in your background. 

4.  Undergo a Security Threat Assessment:  A Security Threat Assessment (STA) is an evaluation performed by the TSA which involves the comparison of an individual’s identifying information against a number of national databases that contain identifying information of persons of interest to the US Government.   RNO’s Badging Office must collect the required information from each badge, verify the identification documents produced and submit the information to the TSA via a secure website.  The TSA then conducts its assessment and notifies RNO’s Badging Office whether or not the applicant is cleared to become a badge holder.   This evaluation can take from two to five days to complete.

5.  Undergo computer based training:  Applicants for access to secured areas must also successfully complete any training required as a result of their access level designation.  Applicants who are assigned driving authority must also successfully complete computer based training.

New Badge Process - AOA ID

The following steps outline the process to obtain an RNO AOA ID:

1.  Complete an RNO AOA ID Application:

  • Be sure “Authorized Signatory” section on page two of the badge application is completed by an authorized signer for your company or FBO.

2.  Bring the completed application and identification to the Badging Office:  You are required to submit original, unexpired identification documents to prove identity and employment eligibility (see Acceptable Documents for a list of acceptable documents) at the time you present your completed badge application.   Please note that individuals born outside of the U.S. have specific identification requirements.

3.  Undergo a Security Threat Assessment:  A Security Threat Assessment (STA) is an evaluation performed by the TSA which involves the comparison of an individual’s identifying information against a number of national databases that contain identifying information of persons of interest to the US Government.   RNO’s Badging Office must collect the required information from each badge, verify the identification documents produced and submit the information to the TSA via a secure website.  The TSA then conducts its assessment and notifies RNO’s Badging  Office whether or not the applicant is cleared to become a badge holder.   This evaluation can take from two to five days to complete.

Badging Fees

For initial, renewal, and lost badging fees, click here.

Fingerprint Based Criminal History Records Check Info

Fingerprinting is required for a security access badge.  The fingerprint takes approximately 10 minutes.  Your fingerprints are electronically captured by Badging Office personnel when you submit your application and then sent to the FBI where they are checked against a national database to ensure there are no disqualifying crimes in your background.

Disqualifying Crimes

Individuals who have been convicted, or found not guilty of by reason of insanity, of any of the disqualifying crimes listed in any jurisdiction during 10 years before the date of the individual's application are ineligible for a security access badge.

Badge Renewal

The date on the front of the badge is the expiration date.  Badges expire one minute after midnight on the last date of the month shown.  It is the employee’s responsibility to renew his/her badge before it expires.   Sponsoring companies receive a list of expiring badges each month so that those up for renewal may be reminded.  A badge may be renewed any time during the month it is expiring or the month previous to its expiration.  All employees renewing a badge must complete the training required for their badge’s access level.

All individuals renewing an RNO ID badge must present identification documents (same as those presented for initial badge application, see Acceptable Documents for list) at the time of renewal.  A badge may not be renewed without this documentation.   Individuals will also be asked to re-verify the biographical data provided in their original badge application.  Individuals with access to secured areas and/or driving authority will undergo computer training. 

If a badge has expired or been deactivated for a period of more than 30 days, another fingerprint criminal history records check and threat assessment must be conducted before the badge can be reissued.

Lost or Stolen Badge Info

For more information on reporting your lost or stolen badge, click here.

Acceptable Forms of ID

Click here for acceptable forms of identification.