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Procedures for Obtaining Credentials

All persons seeking unescorted access to ASPA port facilities must obtain an ASPA issued photo ID badge to gain such access. Applicants for ASPA credentials must have a Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) in their possession in order to apply for an ASPA ID or renew an existing ID. Information about the Transportation Workers Identification Credential is available online at or by calling 1-855-347-8371. The local TWIC Enrollment Center is located in the office of the IdentoGO, 3069 Dauphin St., Mobile, AL 36606-4040.

Employers who wish to request ASPA credentials for their employees must submit the following information on a company letterhead: 1) The purpose for entering the port and the locations for which access is requested, 2) The name, social security number, date of birth, driver's license number and race of persons applying for credentials. Fax this information to ASPA CREDENTIALS REQUEST at (251) 4417662 or email to

Persons who have been convicted of, pled guilty to (including 'no contest'), or found not guilty by reason of insanity to a felony involving violence, theft or drug related crimes within one (1) year of the date of the application; OR were released from prison after conviction within one (1) years of the date of the application will not be eligible to receive an ASPA identification badge or vehicle decal.

Security awareness training is required for all persons requesting access to ASPA facilities in accordance with 33 CFR 105.215. To complete the required training, come to our ASPA Police Department Credential's Office located just inside the main gate at the Port Authority. The training will be held on demand from 8:00 am until 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday.

We also have online training that is available for an additional fee paid to an outside vendor. You will need to register for the training at: You will then need to register your company. Once you have completed the training and obtained a completion certificate, you can bring that to our badge office to receive your credential. Please contact our credential office if you have any questions at (251) 441-7002.

The cost of the ASPA ID badge, background check and security class is $25.00. All fees must be paid at the Credential's Office before a credential will be issued. Vehicle decals are $25.00 ($12.50 after July 1) and may also be purchased at the Credential's Office. Applicants for vehicle decals must present a current driver's license, current vehicle registration and current proof of insurance (in applicants name). Additionally, the vehicle must meet all mandatory requirements for vehicle equipment including window tinting. Payment may only be made by money order, business check or credit card (Discover, MasterCard or Visa). For additional information, please contact the Port Authority Police Department's Credential's Office at (251) 441-7002.

Spanish language classes can also be held at the Port Credential's office. Send your request for the Spanish class to or call (251) 441-7002. Applicants must confirm their immigration status at the Port Police Credential's Office prior to the class.

Revised: 10/2019

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