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​Security and Driver Training

New SIDA, AOA, AMA, Authorized Signatory, badge upgrades, and Security/Driver Citations Training 

Effective November 4, 2013: All renewal training appointments and badge renewal appointments are consolidated into one appointment and processed through the credential center.

Visit the credential center page to schedule your renewal training and badge appointment.

Training is required before the following badges can be issued:

  • SIDA (red badge) - SIDA training required every 24 months
  • AOA (blue badge) - SIDA and AOA training required every 24 months
  • AMA (blue badge with AMA designation) - SIDA and AOA training required every 24 months; AMA training required every 12 months
  • Authorized signatory - required every 24 months

Class Descriptions and Schedule

SIDA Only (Security Identification Display Area)

Required for all airport personnel who will be working in restricted areas.

​What to Bring ​Course Materials ​What's Covered?
New Employees:
Must present proof of fingerprinting and a government-issued photo ID.
Security Violations Handbook (PDF) Badge types, rules and responsibilities.

Access policies.​

Your role in keeping the airport safe and secure.​
 

Start Times for Class

Mondays, Wednesdays & Thursdays​ ​Tuesdays ​Fridays
8 a.m., 9 a.m., 10 a.m.,
11 a.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m.​
10 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m.,
2 p.m., 3 p.m., 4 p.m.
​6 a.m., 7 a.m., 8 a.m., 9 a.m.
SIDA/AOA Combined (Includes both SIDA and AOA (Air Operations Area) Training) 

SIDA is required for all airport personnel who will be working in restricted areas. AOA is required for driving on the ramp or non-movement area of the airfield.

​What to Bring ​Course Materials ​What's Covered?
New Employees:
Must present proof of fingerprinting and a valid driver's license.
AOA Driving Training Workbook​ Badge types, rules and responsibilities.

Access policies.

Your role in keeping the airport safe.

Basic airfield terms and definitions.

Procedures/regulations for driving on the AOA.

Driving in low visibility and inclement weather.

Layout of airfield surfaces.​
 

Start Times for Class

Mondays, Wednesdays & Thursdays​ ​Tuesdays ​Fridays
8 a.m., 10 a.m., 1 p.m.​ 10 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m. ​6 a.m., 8 a.m.
AOA Only (Air Operations Area) Driver Training, Non-Movement Area

Sign up for this course only when changing from red to blue badge.

​What to Bring ​Course Materials ​What's Covered?
Employees Upgrading to Driving Badge
Must present badge application showing approval for badge type upgrade and a valid driver's license.
AOA Driving Training Workbook (PDF)​ Basic airfield terms and definitions.

Procedures/regulations for driving on the AOA.

Driving in low visibility and inclement weather.

Layout of airfield surfaces. ​
 

Start Times for Class

Mondays, Wednesdays & Thursdays​ ​Tuesdays ​Fridays
9 a.m., 11 a.m., 2 p.m.​ 11 a.m., 2 p.m., 4 p.m. ​7 a.m., 9 a.m.
AMA Only (Air Movement Area) Driver Training Program

Class Prerequisite: SIDA/AOA Combined

For personnel needing access to runways, taxiways and/or who have a need to contact the FAA Air Traffic Control Tower or the ramp tower (Who Needs AMA Training?) (PDF)

Required for:

  • Employees who are due to retake the AMA training in order to meet the 12-month recurrent AMA training requirement, but who are not yet due to retake SIDA and AOA training, which must be taken every 24 months.
  • Employees upgrading from an AOA badge to an AMA badge. For more information see Who Needs AMA Training?
 
What to Bring​ ​Course Materials ​What's Covered?
Annual Recurrent Training: Must present current badge and a valid driver's license.

Employees Upgrading to AMA Badge: Must present badge application showing approval for badge type upgrade and a valid driver's license. ​

​AMA Drivers Training Study Guide (7 MB PDF)

AMA Cheat Sheet (PDF)

Procedures/regulations for operating on the AMA.

Radio communications.

Driving in low visibility and inclement weather.

Preventing runway incursions.

Navigational aids, pavement markings. airfield signs.​
 

Start Times for Class

Mondays, Wednesdays & Thursdays​ ​Tuesdays ​Fridays
8 a.m., 10 a.m., 1 p.m.​ 10 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m. ​6 a.m., 8 a.m.
SIDA / AOA / AMA Combined (includes SIDA, AOA, and AMA Training

​For personnel needing access to runways, taxiways and/or who have a need to contact the FAA Air Traffic Control Tower or the ramp tower. ("Who Needs AMA Training?") (PDF)

Required for:

  • New employees requiring an AMA badge
  • Current employees whose AMA badge is expiring and who are due to retake the SIDA and AOA training. For more information see "Who Needs AMA Training?"
What to Bring​ ​Course Materials ​What's Covered?

New Employees:
Must present proof of fingerprinting and a valid driver's license.

 

​AMA Drivers Training Study Guide (7 MB PDF)

AMA Cheat Sheet (PDF)

See SIDA/AOA Combined and AMA Only courses for descriptions of what is covered in this combined class.​
 

Start Times for Class

Mondays, Wednesdays & Thursdays​ ​Tuesdays ​Fridays
9 a.m. 1 p.m. ​6 a.m.
Authorized Signatory Training
SIDA is required for all Authorized Signers and airport personnel who will be working in restricted areas.
​What to bring ​Prerequisite ​What's covered?

New Employees:
Completed authorized signatory request form

Valid form of identification

 

SIDA​ ​Your responsibilities as an authorized signer.

Start times for class

 
​Mondays, Wednesdays & Thursday ​Tuesdays ​Fridays
​Space available on walk-in only basis ​Walk-in only ​Walk-in only
  
 

Who Needs What Class?​

If you are obtaining a new RED badge, please register for the SIDA ONLY (Security Identification Display Area) class to complete the required security training.
  • SIDA training is required every 24 months, within the month of your badge renewal. Renewals are processed through the credential center. Visit the credential center page to schedule your renewal training and badge appointment.
If you are obtaining a new BLUE badge (without AMA designation), please register for the SIDA/AOA class to complete your required training. 
  • AOA training is required every 24 months, within the month of your badge renewal. Renewals are processed through the credential center. Visit the credential center page to schedule your renewal training and badge appointment.
If you are obtaining a new BLUE badge (with AMA designation), please register for the SIDA/AOA/AMA class to complete your required training. 

If you only need AMA training, please register for the AMA class to complete your required training.  If you are unsure what you need, please contact the Training Center at (206)-787-6862 or email AirportTraining@portseattle.org for assistance. 
  • AMA training is required every 12 months, within the month of your badge renewal. Renewals are processed through the airport badge training center. Visit the credential center page to schedule your renewal training and badge appointment.
Authorized signatory classes are offered for employees that are authorized to sign badge applications.
  • Authorized signatory classes are offered on a "walk-in" basis only.
  • Authorized signatory training is required every 24 months. Renewals are processed through the credential center. Visit the credential center page to schedule your renewal training and badge appointment. 
Renewals are processed through the credential center, in one appointment, effective November 4, 2013. Visit the credential center page to schedule your renewal training and badge appointment.
 

Contact Us

If you are unable to register yourself or your employees for classes, or need further information about SIDA/AOA/AMA/Authorized signatory, please contact the Port of Seattle Training Center.
Phone: (206) 787-6862  

training

Location

Airport Badge
Training Center
Room #M6020, Mezzanine, Main Terminal at Sea-Tac Airport, above the Central Security Checkpoint, north of the ID Access Office.
Click the links below for specific training:
(NEW BADGES ONLY)
  • SIDA only
  • SIDA/AOA
  • SIDA/AOA/AMA
  • AOA Only
  • AMA only
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    esl-Sida & aoa

    Class Prep

    Classes for employees who speak English as a second language are available for new and current employees. To refer employees to this free two-hour test prep class, call (206) 835-7505.