Access Control / Badging

Airport ID Badges/ Secure Identification Display Area (SIDA) Badge 

All employees of companies conducting business at Jacksonville International Airport (JAX) must be authorized to work on airport property. This authorization is obtained by completing security training and receiving a security badge issued by the Jacksonville Aviation Authority (JAA) before beginning work at the airport. 

Once issued, badges must be renewed annually up to 30 days prior to its expiration date.

Badging Classes

To obtain an airport-issued badge, employees must complete an application and make an appointment to attend a security training class. The JAA holds computer-based training classes every Monday through Thursday from 7:20 a.m. to 3:40 p.m., and classes take about an hour to complete. 

Contact the badging office at, or (904) 741 – 2016, to make an appointment.

Badging Office/Training Room

The badging office and training room are located in the lower level of the airport. Elevator and stairs are located in the hallway between Sam Sneed’s and Insight in the central courtyard. Once on the lower level, simply follow the appropriate signage to the Access Control Office. 


New hires attending security training for the first time may park for free, except in valet parking. The hourly and daily garages are closest to the terminal. A full list of parking options can be found on the JAX website. Bring the parking ticket to the badging office for validation.

New Employee Parking Payment Options

The Jacksonville Aviation Authority provides many parking options for employees of airlines and tenants working at Jacksonville International Airport. 

We are pleased to announce to offer employees the ability to make payments using an online portal. Currently, no service fees, convenience fees or surcharges will be charged for this service. 

Pay your employee parking by credit card, personal check or business check
Print a copy of your receipt for your records
Complete your Parking Application online

For more information about permits offered, click here

If you have further questions, you may contact our Parking Office at 904-741-2277.

Certifying Officials

All companies conducting business on the airport are required to designate a Certifying Official per TSA Directive 1542-04-08J and SD 1542-04-08M. The Certifying Official confirms the employee is authorized to work at the airport. Training for certifying officials is held  Fridays at 10:00 a.m. and needs to be scheduled in advance with the Access Control Manager.

Contact the badging office at, or (904) 741 – 2016, to make an appointment.

Contact Information


Phone: (904)741 - 2016 

All JAX photo ID badge holders and Certifying Officials authorizing such badges must be in compliance with Transportation Security Regulations Part 1542 and Part 1544.  The procedures and requirements for such are governed and monitored by the Transportation Security Administration.  Failure to meet these requirements can result in citations and fines for the company/agency and Jacksonville International Airport.

Forms Available to Download

• JAA Badge Application
• Badge Renewal / Address Verification
• Contractor Sponsorship
• New Certifying Official
• Terms of Acceptance 
• Badging Office Fees 
• Acceptable Forms of ID 
• New Application Checklist 
• ID Badge Application Process