Airport Badging

Badging Services

Individuals who require unescorted access to the Air Operations Area (AOA) must possess an airport issued or airport approved photo ID Badge.  Application for an airport issued ID Badge is made on the AOA Security Badge Application Form.  This form must be completely filled out, properly signed, and presented to the Airport Administration Office for processing.  Only fully completed application forms with original signatures will be accepted.  Do not submit a photo or faxed copy; it will not be accepted for processing.

For badge pick-up, contact Airport Administrative Coordinator at 269-966-3470 or [email protected] to schedule an appointment.

Badging Process

1. When a need is identified for an individual to have unescorted access to the airport, the individual will need to coordinate with the Airport Administration Office to determine the level of access that is required and the operational need.

NOTE: All Individuals requesting unescorted access to the movement and safety areas of the AOA must possess authorization from the Battle Creek Executive Airport Administration before proceeding on movement and safety areas of the AOA.

2. Depending on the access level needed applicant’s may need to register with Digicast to complete the required training process.  This requires a valid email address.

3. The applicant must completely fill out the AOA Security Badge Application and sign. If an applicant has a need to access the hangar of a T-Hangar tenant, tenant must provide a written request to allow hangar access to the applicant.  Written requests should be submitted to [email protected].

NOTE: All information requested in the paperwork must be provided.  Incomplete applications will be returned to the applicant.  Applicants must present a valid Driver’s License when completing the AOA Security Badge Application.  The Airport Administration Office confirms the legitimacy of the identity documents.  Applicant must bring originals of the required identity documents; no copies will be accepted.

4. The applicant must complete all assigned and required training within 30 days of being notified to register for Digicast or Airport Administration will consider the application to be withdrawn.  NOTE: Badge fees are non-refundable due to costs incurred in processing of the applications.  Badge fees are established in the City’s Fee, Bond, and Insurance Schedule (see pages for Battle Creek Executive Airport at Kellogg Field).


Training for T-Hangar tenants will be conducted at the Airport Administration Office upon finalizing the lease.

Training for receiving an airport-issued badge for operating in specified non-movement areas and unescorted in movement and safety areas is completed through the online training platform Digicast. Ensure you have been instructed by your employer or by Airport Administration prior to setting up a Digicast account. Proceed to the Digicast home page by using the link below. Once you fill in the registration information and click “Register” you will receive an email from Digicast when your registration has been approved and when you have been added to the appropriate training group containing the assigned training. Airport Administration approves and assigns users to the appropriate training group as soon as practical, based on availability and work load, but typically within 72 hours, please be patient.

Any assigned training with be found in Assignments in the upper right corner of the page. Each video must be watched entirely for the test to become available. For training to be considered complete you must watch each assigned video and complete each test. The tests require a 100% to pass.

The Digicast Trainee User Manual, containing instructions for creating an account, signing in, accessing assignments, updating your profile, updating your password, locating training records history, and printing/downloading user results, is available at the link below.

Google Chrome is the recommended browser for watching Digicast training videos.

Badge Renewals

Badge holders with unescorted access to the movement and safety areas 

You must complete recurrent training at least once every 12 consecutive calendar months to receive a renewal badge. 

DURING THE MONTH OF THE EXPIRATION DATE PRINTED ON THE BADGE complete the assigned training via your existing Digicast account.  Notify the Airport Administration Office at [email protected] once the training is completed.  NOT COMPLETING RECURRENT TRAINING IS SUBJECT TO A NON-COMPLIANCE VIOLATION.  The Airport Administration Office will then schedule an appointment for the applicant to complete the AOA Security Badge Application and issue the new badge. 

If recurrent training is completed prior to the month of the expiration date printed on the badge, you will be required to complete the training again during the month the badge expires.  

If you are unable to complete the recurrent training during the month the badge expires, contact Airport Administration Office at [email protected] to make arrangements.  

Badge holders with T-Hangar access or access to specified non-movement areas: 

Contact Airport Administration Office if you have any questions relating to badge renewal. 

Badge Replacements

If a badge is lost, stolen or destroyed to a point where it can’t be used, contact the Airport Administration Office by phone at 269-966-3470 or by email at [email protected].  Any charges incurred must be paid at the time a new badge is issued.  Individuals should notify the Airport Administration Office IMMEDIATELTY if your ID Badge is lost or stolen.  Payment can be made by credit card or check (payable to the City of Battle Creek).  There is a processing fee when paying by credit card.

Expiring Badges

Anyone no longer needing a badge or deciding to allow their badge to expire without renewal must return the badge to Airport Administration, within 30 days or be subject to the lost badge fee.  If one of these individuals applies for airport access and has never returned the previous badge, the cost for the new badge will be the current cost for a lost badge replacement plus a new badge fee. 

Individuals with badges that are not renewed for 6 months after expiration will be required to go through badge process from the beginning.   


Airport Badging