Security and Badging
Learn more about how to apply for a SIDA badge at Hanscom Field.
The ID badge process entails several steps: the application completion and submission, a Criminal Offender Record Information check performed by the Massachusetts State Police, Security Identification Display Area (SIDA) training, and ID badge issuance. The mandatory security training will explain the Hanscom Field SIDA badge program and should answer any questions you may have.
Contact Hanscom Field Security Badge Office (SBO)
SBO Office Hours
Monday and Thursdays 8:00 AM-1:00 PM
Wednesdays 12:00 PM-5:00 PM
Apply for a Badge at Hanscom Field
To apply for a SIDA badge at Hanscom Field, please perform the following steps, which are further detailed in the application:
Step 1: Application Package Completion
Complete the two-page SIDA application (type or print legibly).
Email applications are not accepted
Step 2: Application Package Submission
Application fees are non-refundable and are subject to change at any time at the sole discretion of the Members of the Authority.
- Submit complete application, with ID copies, to the Massport Security Badge Office. Email applications are not accepted.
- Submit a check or credit card (Visa/MC) payment for $81.00, payable to the Massachusetts Port Authority, for each applicant.
Application fees are non-refundable and are subject to change at any time at the sole discretion of the Members of the Authority. Cash payments are not accepted.
Step 3: Schedule and Complete Training
Once your CORI check is approved and confirmed by the Massachusetts State Police, the Massport Security Badge Office will contact you via email with instructions to schedule interactive computer based SIDA training. When the security badge office is open you must make an appointment in order to use the badge training room computers. When the security badge office is not open, the training computers are available on a first come, first serve basis, available 24 hours a day. A valid SIDA badge or escort by your Authorized Signatory is required for entry into the secure training room, located on the 2nd floor of the Civil Air Terminal.
Step 4: Badge Issuance
It is imperative that you complete this application process in a timely fashion. Applications older than 90 days will be void and you will be required to submit another application and fee.
If you have any questions on the SIDA badge process, please contact our office at 781-869-8020 or BEDSBO@massport.com.