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Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC)

A Worker's Guide to the Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) Application, Appeal and Waiver Process

Detailed information on obtaining a TWIC if you have a criminal record.

Know Your Rights to the Transportation Security Administration's New Criminal Background Checks of Hazmat Drivers and Port Workers

Fact sheet on the legal restrictions and appeals procedures.
Translations of this flyer are available in several languages here.

Transportation Security Administration Regulations Governing Port Workers and Hazmat Drivers

Sets out criminal record restrictions and appeals procedures applicable to credentialed merchant mariners and workers with unescorted access to secure areas of vessels. The same rules apply to hazmat drivers

Transportation Security Administration: Obtaining Transportation Worker Identification Credentials ("TWIC")

Answers to frequently asked questions about obtaining TWIC cards when one has a criminal record.

Railway Work

New Appeals Procedures for Railway Workers

E-Railsafe Know Your Rights Flyer

Know-Your-Rights to E-RAILSAFE’s New Criminal Background Checks of Rail Workers


Individuals with a wide range of felony convictions are barred for ten years from most aviation-related occupations. See 9 U.S.C. § 44935; 49 U.S.C. § 44936; Mich. Admin. Code R. 338.3145

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