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Safety & Security Training

Computer-Based Training (CBT)

SFO's computer based training facility allows applicants for airport I.D. badges to meet various airport training requirements through the use of interactive training modules. All modules are self-paced, user-friendly and allow users as much time as they need to learn and understand each section.

Please note that there is a zero tolerance policy in regards to cheating. Anybody caught cheating will have their badge or badge application permanently revoked.

Computer based training is available for the following courses.

Active Shooter Training

Required for: All Badges
Training time: 5-10 minutes

Security Identification Display Area (SIDA) Training

Required for: All New Badges
Training time: 30-45 minutes

Security Awareness

Required for: Renewal Sterile/Terminal Badges
Training time: 30-45 minutes

Non-Movement Driver Training

Required for: New AOA Badges needing Non-Movement Area Driving Privileges
Training Time: 30-45 minutes

Escort Training

Required for: New and Renewal AOA badges needing Escort Privileges
Training Time: 15-25 minutes

SFO Recurrent Safety and Security Training

Required for: Renewal AOA Badges
Training Time: 30-45 minutes

Fueling (Test Only)

Required for: New and renewal AOA Badges needing Fueling Privileges
Training Time: 10-15 minutes

Authorized Signatory Training

Required for: New and renewal Authorized Signatories
Training Time: 30-45 minutes



Prior to training, applicants must successfully pass a Criminal History Records Check (CHRC) and Security Threat Assessment (STA). Applicants must take and pass computer based training(s) and obtain their badge within 30 business days of the CHRC clearance notification. In the event this deadline is exceeded, the applicant will need to reapply for the CHRC and pay a fee.

Applicants must bring a valid government issued ID or their Airport ID Badge to their CBT appointment. If the applicant plans to pick up their badge after passing their computer based training, they must bring in the same two forms of government issued identification presented when they were fingerprinted.

All training modules include a test which must be passed before a badge can be issued. If a test is not passed, retesting is scheduled at the first available appointment.

Training Location

Training is held at the Computer Based Training (CBT) facility, located at the Security Access Office.

Security Access Office Map


Training is held by appointments or through a standby process.  Standby is first come, first served and applicants must come to the SAO to check in with the front desk.  Training appointments are available Monday through Friday, every hour, starting at 6:00am, with the last class at 3:00pm.

To schedule an appointment, please use the online CBT Appointment Scheduler.

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