TWIC Information

All U.S.-based mariners share a responsibility for keeping our nation’s ports safe and secure. Before setting sail as a certified seafarer, you’ll need to obtain your Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC). Here’s what you need to know to earn this government-issued identification card.

TWIC at Sea

The TWIC is a credential that identifies and checks the background of anyone looking to work within or access a U.S. port of commerce or entry. To earn your credential, follow these steps.
  1. Complete the Questionnaire

    Head to the Transportation Security Administration’s website or schedule an appointment at a local office to complete a questionnaire application.

  2. Stop By an Office

    Next, head to a TWIC office to submit your required documentation (including your photo ID and proof of citizenship), complete a background check, and pay your non-refundable fee.

  3. Pick Up Your Card

    After your background check has been approved, you’ll be ready to pick up your TWIC card. Stop into a nearby office to grab your credential, which you’ll need for any work you complete with the U.S. Coast Guard or to earn a mariner license.

Maritime Student

Putting Your TWIC to Work

A maritime degree or certification <Programs > Areas of Study > Construction, Industry, Manufacturing, & Transportation > Maritime> from San Jac can help you launch a rewarding career at sea. And with a TWIC, you’ll be equipped to join the nation’s protectors in the U.S. Coast Guard. Explore your opportunities today.


Contact Us

For more informatoin on obtaining your TWIC, reach out to us at 281-459-5483.