Jefferson Lab Badging Office

new badging requirements text with an image of a jlab badge Anyone issued a Jefferson Lab photo access badge or a DOE Personal Identification Verification security badge must display their badge so it is visible to others while on-site.  Exceptions to the policy include when doing so poses an undue safety risk when performing work. Click here or on the image for the display and use requirements.

Obtaining a Badge

To obtain a Jefferson Lab Photo ID badge, individuals must satisfy the following requirements:



If one of the requirements above has not been satisfied, please see the following links to be redirected for assistance:

Once the above requirements have been satisfied, please schedule a badging appointment at the link below:

Please bring a valid, government-issued photo ID to your appointment.  When you come for your appointment, you will report to:

SSC, Building 28 Room 52

628 Hofstadter Rd.

Newport News, VA 23606

Visitor and Conference Badging

Guests onsite for 5 days or less are considered "Visitors" and do not qualify to receive a Jefferson Lab Photo ID badge.  Instead, Visitors will receive a temporary visitor badge that is printed out at one of the Welcome Desks upon check in.  A Visitor onsite will need to be escorted by a qualified Jefferson Lab employee, who will be identified upon sign in. The Welcome Desks are located in the lobbies of CEBAF Center and SSC.  Please be advised that most Visitors need to submit registrations.  To find out if a registration is required of you, please see the "Registration" button at the top of this page.

Conference badges are issued on a case by case basis, and are different from Jefferson Lab Photo ID badges.  These badges are for identification purposes only, and have limited site access.  Badging needs for each conference will be determined per communicated on the conference's informational site.

Forgotten or Lost Badge

A one-day temporary badge may be issued from the Accelerator Guard Shack (Building 51) to any valid Jefferson Lab Photo ID badge holder onsite who may have forgotten their badge.  The temporary badge must be returned to the Guard Shack, within 24 hours, and before an individual's original TJNAF pictured access badge can be returned to an active status.

If you have lost your badge, please report to  After the badge has been reported lost, will arrange an appointment to replace the lost badge.

Badging FAQs

My badge isn't working, do I need a new one?

Usually, a defective badge is due to the information linked to the badge, rather than the physical badge malfunctioning itself.  Most badging issues can be resolved remotely by inquiring to  Make sure to check that your trainings are current; you can check your minimum required trainings for badge access here

I need to return my badge, where do I go?

Badges can be returned to SSC (28) Room 52.  There is black box labeled "RETURN BADGES ONLY HERE."  Badges can be placed into that box, or directly given to staff in Room 52.

My physical badge or badge accessories are broken, where can I go for replacements?

Please send an email to to request a replacement badge.  Badges that are faded, cracked, or damage, regardless if properly functioning, should be replaced.  If you have broken badging accessories, please stop into SSC (28) Room 52 for replacements.  We have lanyards, badge protectors, badge reels, and information cards.