Airport Badging

The Aspen/Pitkin County Airport Credentialing Program issues and manages airport security credentials of ASE staff, airline employees, concessionaires, vendors, stakeholders, emergency responders and general aviation tenants that require access to airport properties.

Badging Office Location, Hours and Contact Information

Airport Operations Center

1001 Owl Creek Road

Aspen CO 81611


Monday – Friday 9am - 12pm - closed - 1pm - 4:30pm



Please contact your designated Authorized Signer.

For General Aviation badge requests, please contact Atlantic Aviation (970) 920 2016.


Portal for Authorized Signer staff management

Authorized Signatory Portal


Badging FAQs

What is required to start the badging process?

1) A request from your Authorized Signer.

2) Aspen Airport requires TWO (2) forms of ID as outlined in Federal Form I-9.  Examples: Drivers License AND one of the following - Social Security Card, original or certified copy of your Birth Certificate, unexpired Passport.  If you were born outside of the United States, you will need to provide other documentation.  

3) An Airport badge is NOT an approved form of identification.  Airport badges are Access Control Cards, NOT a document approved by the federal government to confirm your identification. Other ID's NOT approved: Pilot's license, Airline employment card, healthcare insurance cards, expired documents - Please feel free to download Federal Form I-9 from the web for reference.


How long will the badging process take?

1st appointment for Application: expect up to an hour.

2nd appointment for Training: 45 minutes to 3 hours depending on type of badge and position.


What kind of testing do we have to take?  Can we study for the tests?

Tests assigned to you are dependant upon airport areas in which you need access.  You cannot study for the tests. You will see sections of video and then answer questions pertaining to each section.


For how long are badges valid?

Badges are valid for up to two years


What kind of clearance does my badge provide?

Your badge will give you clearance to the locations required to perform your job duties. If you are a GA tenant, you will have access to Atlantic Aviation ONLY.