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​Security and Driver Training

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

Airport badge training center will be closed October 31 – November 7, 2014
to accommodate a new system upgrade.

New Airport Badge Training Center Hours Beginning November 10, 2014

Effective November 10, 2014 the Airport Badge Training Center operates under the following new hours: Monday-Thursday, 8:00am-4:00pm.

This change affects those requiring New Badges, New Authorized Signers, Badge Upgrades, Security & Driver Citation Remedial Training. Badge Renewal appointments will remain the same.

 
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

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.