All UND students are required to have an Air Operations Area (AOA) badge before flight training can begin. The AOA badge allows students to access the UND ramps and hangars at the Grand Forks airport. The badge must be displayed whenever you are on the ramps or in the hangars.
The Transportation Security Administration requires all personnel applying for an AOA badge to undergo a Security Threat Assessment. An application must be filled out and citizenship documents presented. This application can only be filled out in-person at UND because the TSA requires verification of identification in-person.
You will need to present your documents and complete the application in person at the UND Records department at the airport. Although the application can be completed when you first meet with your Flight Instructor, it is recommended that you complete your application prior to the start of the semester if possible. The UND Flight Records department is located at UND Flight Operations and is open Monday-Friday, 9:00am - 3:30pm.
A list of acceptable forms of identification is available online. Non-US citizens will need to present their US Visa and I-94 form, or other approved documents such as a Permanent Resident Card.
Once you have submitted your application for a ramp badge, you will need to complete some online training and testing. Instructions for requesting access to the online training can be found below. Once that training is complete, your application information is submitted for a Security Threat Assessment, and you will be able to print a temporary ramp badge. Once the application is approved by the TSA, you will be notified, by email, how to complete the process and pick up your regular badge.
Students should also review the Student Security Agreement before applying for a ramp badge.
Ramp Badge Security Training
You need to do a Ramp Badge Application in person and have your IDs checked before requesting access to do this training. The ramp badge application is not available online.
- Navigate to eZ! LMS and type in your UND username and password; then click Login. You will need to accept the User Agreement if you haven't already done so.
- If you do not have a UND/NDUS Account, you will need to click on the Create Account button. After you input your information, complete the reCAPTCHA, and click the Create New User button at the bottom of the page.
- Once you are logged in, navigate to https://learn.aero.und.edu/securitytraining.asp.
- Click on the Request Access link in order to be given access to the online training. If you are not logged in, the link will not appear.
- As soon as you click Request Access, the link will change to Access Pending. Access to the training course will be manually granted from 8:00am to 4:30pm Mon-Fri.
Locating the Training
Once you have access to the training, the course will appear in your Control Center when you log into eZ! LMS. Click on the Flight Operations Security Training course, then click on the Security Training link in the sidebar to begin your training. If you try to find the course using the browse feature, the course number is 099-01.
Completing the Training
Make sure to read the instructions at the beginning of the course. You'll watch videos and answer the questions that follow. The training takes about 30 to 45 minutes. To complete the training, you must answer each question correctly. Make sure to click SUBMIT RESULTS when you get to the screen that says "Congratulations!," or your test results will not be saved and you will have to do the training again. You will get a confirmation email saying that you completed the training. However, this email does not mean that you can go and get your ramp badge.
You will not be entered into the TSA database for approval until you finish the online training. It usually takes a few working days to get approval from the TSA, but it can take longer. On rare occasions, the TSA will send you a letter requesting more information.
Temporary Ramp Badge
When you finish the training, you will be able to print and cut out a temporary badge. You'll need a badge holder and lanyard to display your temporary badge along with your U Card. A person with a regular badge must escort you if you have a temporary ramp badge. Please give your temporary badge to One-Stop Student Services at the time you get your regular badge.
Receiving Your Regular Ramp Badge
Once you are approved by the TSA, you will get an email with the title UND Airport Ramp Badge at the address that you used on your ramp badge application. The email will instruct you to go to One-Stop Student Services to get your ramp badge, as well as the specific dates you can go and what to take with you. They'll take your picture and then print your badge. The One-Stop Student Services Office is located in Twamley Hall Room 204.
If you have questions about the security training, getting approved for the security training, or the ramp badge process, contact Mark Hanson.
If you have problems with the eZ! LMS website or online training, contact Matthew Hillestad.