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Badging at SLAC

SLAC badges are only available for individuals who have been appropriately proccessed for a valid SLAC Identification Number (Human Resources, Users, Subcontractors, as appropriate) and have completed the appropriate training course for their job.

To obtain a SLAC badge, people must first have a SLAC Sponsor who will start the badging process for them.

New Employees

Human Resources should gude new employee through the process.  For information about training requirements and details, have the SLAC sponsor review the information on the Badging Office page this is a SLAC-Internal page (internal link, direct the sponsor to the link).


Subcontractors should contact their SLAC Project Manager or Point of Contact.  There are additional instructions on the Badging Subcontractor page.  If a subcontractor will be working After Hours or on weekends, then a special Subcontract After-Hours Form this is a SLAC-Internal page needs to be filled out and the FCM on site during those times.


Users who need badges for SSRL, LCLS, and/or Cryo EM, please contact the User Admin office at 650-926-2975.  

FACET users should contact 650-926-5746. 

Foreign National Requirements

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) requires Foreign National visitors hold appropriate visa status for activities performed while at SLAC.  Please review the Foreign National Requirements page and advisory notes.  

Arrillaga Center Escort Badges

SLAC security is now issuing escort access only badges allowing staff immediate family members escorted access to the Arrillaga Recreation Center. This new system eliminates the need for monthly renewal of visitor forms and getting a new badge. To sign up a family member for their own badge, the SLAC staff must fill out an online form this is a SLAC-Internal page providing the family member's first and last name, along with your relationship to the person.  Badges will be processed, printed and given to the SLAC staff for delivery. Please do not go to badge office and request a badge. The badges will be provided by form request only.  The ARC Family Badges will expire the same date and month as that of their point of contact. Family members must be escorted to the Arrillaga Recreation Center by their point of contact listed on their badge. The badges are not proximity cards and will not open any of the automated gates.

Visitors or No Training

Red 'Escort Required' Badges are for individuals without current training who need access through the Accelerator Area Gates. Have the SLAC sponsor follow the rules for filling out request for B as described on the Badging Office page this is a SLAC-Internal page (internal link - have the sponsor fill it out).

Reminder: A person who is issued a Red Badge MUST be escorted by an employee, contractor, user or an individual with a valid SLAC picture badge reflecting current training.

Regular visitors who will be here for less than 14 days who do not need access through the Accelerator Area Gates, do not need a badge.  They can be authorized by having the SLAC sponsor fill out a Visitor Entry Request form. this is a SLAC-Internal page

Note! That form is for Visitor Entry, not to be used for short-term workers. If you have a person working short-term at SLAC, do NOT use this form.  They need to be processed by International Service Office - contact the SLAC Site Security Manager for more information.

 Visitor (SLAC definition): Visitors to SLAC are those individuals accessing the site for purposes other than conducting work in support of the DOE mission or that otherwise involve access to DOE information or technologies.  This is regardless of the duration of the visit. Visitors may include the following:  

  1. All individuals coming to SLAC to attend a meeting/conference/seminar and/or workshop that is held in general access areas of the Laboratory and who are not performing any SLAC related work or experiments or receiving payments or reimbursements from SLAC.
  2. Anyone on site for the sole purpose of attending SLAC public tours or public lectures.
  3. Anyone attending special events at SLAC that do not require any training or work.
  4. All individuals staying at the guest house who are not affiliated with SLAC experimenters or work.
  5. All delivery personal/vendors making deliveries to SLAC or to construction/special projects.

All Others

Anybody else needing a badge at SLAC should have their SLAC sponsor review the information on the Badging Office page this is a SLAC-Internal page (internal link, direct the sponsor to the link).

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