New Applicant (Fingerprinting)

Chapter 49 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) part 1542 requires an applicant to successfully undergo a fingerprint-based Criminal History Records Check (CHRC) before receiving an ID Badge or otherwise obtaining unescorted access to controlled areas. The Badging Office will not issue an ID badge to any applicant who does not qualify as a result of the CHRC.

These fingerprint based CHRCs are an integral part of the Chicago Department of Aviation’s screening process for individuals who require unescorted access to security areas. The fingerprinting offices are located in the ID Badging Offices at O’Hare and Midway Airports. Please direct all new applicants to the ORD or MDW Badging Offices.​​