SIDA Badges

How to Get a SIDA | Sterile Badge

NOTE: All applicants must be pre-authorized by a valid Authorized Signatory.

Find Your Invitation Email

Your Authorized Signatory Initiates The Process

STS uses AirBadge to manage badge-related tasks. Only invited individuals are authorized to log into AirBadge. When your Authorized Signatory authorizes your badge application, you will receive an email invitation from AirBadge to begin the process. For help logging into AirBadge, please review their welcome page. Each email from AirBadge includes your unique login address and link. Be sure to bookmark the page for easy future access.

Complete your Application in AirBadge

What You’ll Need

AirBadge will guide through gathering your documentation.

Follow the link in your invitation email to log into AirBadge. On your home screen follow the link to begin your badge application. AirBadge will prompt you to collect several documents depending on your badge type and citizenship status.

Continue with the process of filling your badge application. Be sure to digitally sign the badge application document and submit it.

Always bring your required identification documents to Badge Office appointments. Bring original ID; photocopies are not accepted.

NOTE: If you are not a US citizen born in the US with an unexpired US passport, you will need to bring additional forms of identification. AirBadge can help you determine the appropriate documents. An unexpired passport, Permanent Resident Card OR an unexpired foreign passport and an i-94(a) generally satisfy most needs. Your application cannot be processed without the appropriate documentation. 

Submit your SIDA Badge Application in AirBadge

What Happens After My SIDA Application is Submitted?

After you submit your SIDA application you can schedule your fingerprint and ID check appointment in AirBadge. This in-person appointment takes about 15 minutes to complete. After completing your appointment, the badge application will be submitted to TSA for review.

IMPORTANT: Please remember to bring your identification documents to the appointment.

Appointment Location:

STS Airport Manager’s Office
2290 Airport Boulevard
Santa Rosa, CA 95403


How Long is the Review Process?

This process takes TSA about a week to ten days to complete but can vary significantly depending on your citizenship and identification documents. You can check the status in AirBadge.

When Can I Pick Up My Badge?

After approval by TSA, you will be notified by email to schedule your training / pick up appointment in AirBadge.


Badge Pick Up and Training Appointment

Ready to Schedule Your Badge Pick Up & Training Appointment?

Schedule Your SIDA Badge Pick-Up and Training Appointment in AirBadge.

Be advised: This is a 60-minute appointment. Walk-ins are not accepted.

Be Prepared for Your Appointment

  1. You MUST bring a PHOTO ID to the appointment.
  2. You will be trained on security protocols at STS Airport and quizzed prior to the badge being issued.
  3. Your photo will be taken and your badge will be issued.

SIDA / Sterile Badge Fees

New SIDA / Sterile Badge Fee: $115

This fee must be paid during your appointment, unless you are an employee of a commercial tenant.

Renewal SIDA / Sterile Badge Fee: $70

This fee must be paid during your appointment, unless you are an employee of a commercial tenant.

Cash or Checks Only

No payment card option available. Make checks payable to: Sonoma County Airport. If paying with cash, exact change is preferred, as limited amount of cash is kept on hand.

Unable to complete your badge application in AirBadge?

Request accommodations if you are unable to submit your application electronically. Review the documentation carefully and bring your IDs and documents to every appointment.

To request a paper badge application by mail contact the badge office at (707) 565-4492.

  • SIDA / sterile badges: Walk-ins are not accepted. Call to request an accommodation and plan a 60-minute appointment process your application.

Authorized Signatories

An Authorized Signatory is a designated person authorized to sponsor individuals and request Airport Identification badges (AOA or SIDA) on behalf of their company, hangar, or agency.

Authorized Signatories:

  • Are affiliated with a business that has a current operating agreement with the Airport
  • Have received Authorized Signatory training
  • Have been designated as the Airport’s primary contact for that business

Authorized Signatories are required to maintain an up-to-date Sponsor List. Signatories should manage badges under their authorization in AirBadge.

Authorized Signers are required to complete an annual training. AirBadge notifies signers when it is time for their annual training. Signers can attend training and complete testing online in AirBadge.

Forms and Printouts

Form I-9

Reminder: Bring original ID to your appointment; photocopies are not accepted; Please see the I-9 for a list of all acceptable forms of documentation.

Learn STS SIDA Badge Rules

Be sure to stay informed on all badge rules, regulations, and possible penalties.

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