The Maritime Transportation Security Act (MTSA) requires the Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC®) for workers who need access to secure areas of the nation’s maritime facilities and vessels.
The application process includes a background check and security threat assessment. Applicants are required to provide fingerprints and digital photos. IMPACT reimburses the $128 non-refundable application fee for ironworker members.
Employers and local unions in MTSA-regulated areas should encourage their ironworkers to take advantage of this program. Ironworkers simply provide a copy of their card and a receipt of payment to their local union business manager, who submits the documentation to IMPACT with a letter requesting reimbursement. Checks made payable to the member are mailed directly to the local unions for distribution.
Contact your IMPACT regional director for all inquiries. For more information on TWIC®, please visit the Transportation Security Authority TWIC® website at www.tsa.gov/for-industry/twic.