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What is the RAPIDGate program?

The RAPIDGate program from Fortior Solutions, provides a credential for vendors, suppliers, service providers, and contractors that require access to participating installations. Participation is voluntary.

The RAPIDGate program performs background checks and authenticates participants' identities. Upon passing the background check, each participant receives a personalized RAPIDGate Credential. The participant presents the RAPIDGate Credential at installation perimeter gates to receive authorization to enter. Company enrollment and employee registration are renewable yearly.

What is a Tenant Sponsor?

A tenant sponsor will be your military or government contact at the facility that can confirm that you have legitimate business to conduct at the facility.

What Is the ACL And How Does It Relate to The RAPIDGate Program?

The ACL (Approved Company List) is a list of companies pre-approved to participate in the RAPIDGate program. If your company is not on the ACL, Fortior Solutions will send an email request to the appropriate sponsoring authority requesting approval for the company to enroll in the program.

What is the Process for My Company to Enroll in The RAPIDGate Program?

  • Step One – Fill out the Online Form

For a list of what information you will need to provide on the Company Enrollment Form Click here to view the Pre-enrollment Check List.

Submit Enrollment Form for One or Multiple Facilities, Click here to ENROLL

  • Step Two – Company Approval
In order to complete enrollment, your company needs approval from the facility. RAPIDGate will submit your company for approval. Approval process takes 1-3 Weeks
  • Step Three – Payment and Welcome Letter

Once your Company has been approved, RAPIDGate will process your company Enrollment fee and send you a welcome letter with your company code and instructions for your employees to register.

What is the (Cost) Price of the RAPIDGate Program?

Available through GSA

GSA Contract No.: GS-35F-0436U

RAPIDGate Facility Pricing: $437

https://www.gsaadvantage.gov/advantage/catalog/product_detail.do?gsin=11000046133988

RAPID-RCx Facility Pricing: $18,136 per Access Control Point

https://www.gsaadvantage.gov/advantage/catalog/product_detail.do?gsin=11000046133995

Vendor Company Pricing:

  • RAPIDGate Program: 1 year/1 installation = $199 per company; $179 per employee
  • RAPIDGate-Enterprise Option: 1 year/unlimited installations = $249 per company; $254 per employee
  • RAPIDGate-90 Option: 90 days/1 installation = $199 per company; $79 per employee
  • Credential Management Fee: $40
  • Applicable taxes and surcharges apply for Hawaii

Which Facilities are Available with the RAPIDGate-Enterprise Option?

All facilities are part of the Enterprise Option. For a list of facilities we service, check out the map on our Employee Registration page.

Check back frequently as the list of active facilities continues to grow.

What Is the RAPIDGate-90 Option?

The RAPIDGate-90 Option is available for participants who need short-term access to facilities. This option offers participants access up to 90 days to one facility once their company is enrolled. The RAPIDGate-90 may be an option for RAPIDGate Premier where applicable.

Note: The RAPIDGate Enterprise and Waiver options are not available for the RAPIDGate-90 option. They are only available with the standard RAPIDGate program.

Will Fortior Solutions Conduct On-Site Registrations?

Yes, to mitigate traffic flow through the Pass and ID offices, if your company has more than 50 participants, please contact us. If you would like an on-site registration, please contact RAPIDGate customer support at 1.877.727.4342 and we will provide more information.

Why Am I Not Able to Access Appointment Plus?

Objectively unleash bricks-and-clicks infomediaries rather than inexpensive markets. Synergistically implement excellent networks without principle-centered relationships. Monotonectally initiate worldwide action items whereas pandemic e-markets.

Dramatically empower wireless results through dynamic customer service. Interactively incubate value-added innovation without collaborative information. Interactively leverage other's next-generation collaboration and idea-sharing via optimal internal or "organic" sources.

Holisticly target progressive intellectual capital via visionary e-tailers. Compellingly architect diverse scenarios and error-free ideas. Assertively drive dynamic niches with cross-media synergy.

Seamlessly actualize principle-centered schemas through extensible imperatives.

Who Should I Contact If I Have Additional Questions About the RAPIDGate Program?

What Hours Can I Get Assistance from RAPIDGate Support?

Business and Holiday Hours:

6 a.m. to 3 p.m. Pacific, Monday through Friday

Holiday Early Closures:

  • November 21 - 12pm PST
  • December 24 - 12pm PST
  • December 31 - 12pm PST

Holiday Closures:

New Year's Day, Martin Luther King Day, President's Day, Easter, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Veteran's Day, Thanksgiving Day (November 23 and 24), Christmas Day.

Click here to contact RAPIDGate Support

What should I do if companies have questions about the RAPIDGate Program and I am unable to answer?

Direct them to contact RAPIDGate Customer Support at info@rapidgate.com or 1.877.RAPIDGate (1.877.727.4342).

What is a RAPIDGate Authorized Facility Contact (AFC)?

The AFC is the Approved Facility Contact and is the facilities Program Manager for the RAPIDGate® program. The AFC has the authorization to request information for investigative purposes, including information about participating companies, individual persons, as well as ingress information about specific companies and/or people. The AFC also will have the capability to approve or deny companies that would like to enroll in the program as well as, the ability to request activations or terminations of companies and/or employees.

Responsibilities:
  • Report equipment issues to Fortior Solutions LLC.
  • Works with RAPIDGate to communicate to Vendor/Contractor community
  • Distributes notifications on behalf of the facility
  • Communicates program information to the companies

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RAPIDGate Premier Credential Renewal

After three years, the certificates on the RAPIDGate Premier credentials expire, and a new credential must be issued. The new credential will display the same picture, same name, same company, but will have a new expiration date.

  • If a replacement credential is needed, you will be notified during the renewal process
    • There is a $40 fee associated with credential replacement.
  • Re-registration is not needed to receive a replacement credential. The new credentials will be automatically shipped to participants’ primary work facilities upon payment authorization unless a new primary facility is requested
    • If a participant’s primary work facility has changed, please notify RAPIDGate Client Services & Support by calling 1.877.272.4342
  • You will need to have your new credential issued, which means:
    • A notification will be sent once the credentials is ready to be picked up
      • You will need to schedule an appointment
      • You will need to bring two forms of ID
        • Good news! You can use your old RAPIDGate credential as one of your two forms of ID, along with a driver’s license, passport, or other form of identification located on our List of Acceptable Documents.
      • If the replacement credential is not issued within 60 days following notification of availability, the current RAPIDGate credential will be deactivated, and a new replacement must be ordered

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What Is the Fail Criteria for Background Screening Conducted Under The RAPIDGate Program?

  1. Commercial Background Screenings

The program’s commercial background screenings are conducted on all program applicants and participants. The commercial background screenings will produce a “fail” result for findings or convictions reported as far back as records are available:

  • Felony convictions within the last 10 years
  • Wanted persons – Open criminal warrants (felony and misdemeanor)
  • Searched watch lists (OFAC, ICE, Interpol, etc.)
  • Registered Sex Offenders
  • Social Security Number not validated
  1. Government Database Checks

In addition to the commercial background screenings, the program also processes government database checks, currently consisting of queries of the National Crime Information Center (“NCIC”) and Interstate Identification Index (“III”), on program applicants and participants for participating Coast Guard facilities. The government database checks will produce a “fail” result for these findings:

  • Felony convictions, and lack of Government crime classification (e.g. felony v. misdemeanor) or disposition (e.g., conviction v. dismissal) for:
    • Rape, Child Molestation, Human Trafficking, Espionage, Sabotage, Treason, and Terrorism. As far back as records are available
    • Persons released from prison or on probation within five years after a felony conviction
    • Wanted persons – Open criminal warrants (felony and misdemeanor)
    • Searched watch files including, Known or Appropriately Suspected Terrorists (KST) file, Immigration Violator File, Foreign Fugitive File, Violent Person File, etc
    • Registered Sex Offenders

Convictions within the last 10 years:

  • All other felony convictions and lack of government crime classification (e.g., felony vs. misdemeanor) or disposition (e.g., conviction vs. dismissals)
  1. Certain disqualifying events will not be eligible for a waiver by the Coast Guard:
  • Felony convictions, and lack of Government crime classification (e.g., felony v. misdemeanor) or disposition (e.g., conviction v. dismissal) for:
    • Rape, Child Molestation, Human Trafficking, Espionage, Sabotage, Treason, and Terrorism. As far back as records are available
    • Persons released from prison or on probation within five years after a felony conviction
    • Wanted persons – Open criminal warrants (felony and misdemeanor)
    • Searched watch files including, Known or Appropriately Suspected Terrorists (KST) file, Immigration Violator File, Foreign Fugitive File, Violent Person File, etc
    • Registered Sex Offenders

If you have any questions, please contact RAPIDGate Customer Support at 1.877.727.4342 or info@rapidgate.com.

How Far Back Does a Background Check Go?

Background screens go as far back as findings or conviction records are available, however, the timeframe that would cause a fail depends on the disqualifying event. For a complete list, please see the fail criteria or check out our booklet on Background Screen Criteria.

Acceptable Identification Documents

WHAT IDENTITY DOCUMENTS ARE NEEDED TO PICK UP CREDENTIALS?

Types of Acceptable Identity Documents needed when picking up your credential

During identity proofing, the participant shall be required to provide two forms of identity source documents in original form. The below list of acceptable identity documents may be changed at any time due to PIV-I, Government or installation requirements.

The identity source documents shall be bound to that participant and shall be neither expired nor canceled.

The identity source documents shall be bound to that participant and shall be neither expired nor canceled.

TYPES OF PRIMARY IDENTITY DOCUMENTS

One of the following forms of identification:
  1.  Driver’s license or an ID card issued by a state or possession of the United States that is deemed compliant with the Real ID Act of 2005 by the US Department of Homeland Security* DLs and IDs marked with “NOT FOR FEDERAL IDENTIFICATION” will not be accepted, Army will require two photo IDs.
  2. U.S. Passport or a U.S. Passport Card
  3. Permanent Resident Card or an Alien Registration Receipt Card (Form I-551)
  4. Foreign passport
  5. Employment Authorization Document that contains a photograph (Form I-766)
  6. U.S. Military ID card
  7. U.S. Military dependent’s ID card
  8. PIV Card

TYPES OF SECONDARY IDENTITY DOCUMENTS

This document may be from the list above, but cannot be of the same type as the primary identity source document. The secondary identity source document may also be one of the following:
  1. Identification card issued by a federal, state, or local government agency or entity, provided it contains a photograph and is not marked “NOT FOR FEDERAL IDENTIFICATION” (Example: concealed carry permit)
  2. U.S. Social Security Card issued by the Social Security Administration
  3. Original or certified copy of a birth certificate issued by a state, county, municipal authority, possession, or outlying possession of the United States bearing an official seal. Birth Certificates where the last name differs from current ID documents (as in the case of married name) must be accompanied by additional documentation of name change (i.e. marriage certificate).
  4. Voter’s registration card
  5. U.S. Coast Guard Merchant Mariner Card
  6. Certificate of U.S. Citizenship (Form N-560 or N-561)
  7. Certificate of Naturalization (Form N-550 or N-570)
  8. U.S. Citizen ID Card (Form I-197)
  9. Identification Card for Use of Resident Citizen in the United States (Form I-179)
  10. Certification of Birth Abroad (Form FS-545), Certification of Report of Birth issued by the Department of State (Form DS-1350), or Consular Report of Birth Abroad of a citizen of the United States of America (Form FS-240)
  11. Temporary Resident Card (Form I-688)
  12. Employment Authorization Card (Form I-688A)
  13. Reentry Permit (Form I-327)
  14. Refugee Travel Document (Form I-571)
  15. Employment authorization document issued by Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
  16. Employment Authorization Document issued by DHS with photograph (Form I-688B)
  17. Driver’s license issued by a Canadian government entity
  18. Native American tribal document
  19. In the case of a nonimmigrant alien authorized to work for a specific employer incident to status, a foreign passport with Form I–94 or Form I–94A bearing the same name as the passport and containing an endorsement of the alien’s nonimmigrant status, as long as the period of endorsement has not yet expired and the proposed employment is not in conflict with any restrictions or limitations identified on the form
  20. A passport from the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) or the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) with Form I–94 or Form I–94A indicating nonimmigrant admission under the Compact of Free Association Between the United States and the FSM or RMI
Some states and territories may provide an official identification document to an individual regardless of that individual’s immigration status. As mandated by some of our government customers, identification documents issued regardless of a person’s immigration status may not be used to prove a person’s identity for RAPIDGate® program purposes

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Acceptable Identification Documents

WHAT IDENTITY DOCUMENTS ARE NEEDED TO PICK UP CREDENTIALS?

Types of Acceptable Identity Documents needed when picking up your credential

During identity proofing, the participant shall be required to provide two forms of identity source documents in original form. The below list of acceptable identity documents may be changed at any time due to PIV-I, Government or installation requirements.

The identity source documents shall be bound to that participant and shall be neither expired nor canceled.

The identity source documents shall be bound to that participant and shall be neither expired nor canceled.

TYPES OF PRIMARY IDENTITY DOCUMENTS

One of the following forms of identification:
  1.  Driver’s license or an ID card issued by a state or possession of the United States that is deemed compliant with the Real ID Act of 2005 by the US Department of Homeland Security* DLs and IDs marked with “NOT FOR FEDERAL IDENTIFICATION” will not be accepted, Army will require two photo IDs.
  2. U.S. Passport or a U.S. Passport Card
  3. Permanent Resident Card or an Alien Registration Receipt Card (Form I-551)
  4. Foreign passport
  5. Employment Authorization Document that contains a photograph (Form I-766)
  6. U.S. Military ID card
  7. U.S. Military dependent’s ID card
  8. PIV Card

TYPES OF SECONDARY IDENTITY DOCUMENTS

This document may be from the list above, but cannot be of the same type as the primary identity source document. The secondary identity source document may also be one of the following:
  1. Identification card issued by a federal, state, or local government agency or entity, provided it contains a photograph and is not marked “NOT FOR FEDERAL IDENTIFICATION” (Example: concealed carry permit)
  2. U.S. Social Security Card issued by the Social Security Administration
  3. Original or certified copy of a birth certificate issued by a state, county, municipal authority, possession, or outlying possession of the United States bearing an official seal. Birth Certificates where the last name differs from current ID documents (as in the case of married name) must be accompanied by additional documentation of name change (i.e. marriage certificate).
  4. Voter’s registration card
  5. U.S. Coast Guard Merchant Mariner Card
  6. Certificate of U.S. Citizenship (Form N-560 or N-561)
  7. Certificate of Naturalization (Form N-550 or N-570)
  8. U.S. Citizen ID Card (Form I-197)
  9. Identification Card for Use of Resident Citizen in the United States (Form I-179)
  10. Certification of Birth Abroad (Form FS-545), Certification of Report of Birth issued by the Department of State (Form DS-1350), or Consular Report of Birth Abroad of a citizen of the United States of America (Form FS-240)
  11. Temporary Resident Card (Form I-688)
  12. Employment Authorization Card (Form I-688A)
  13. Reentry Permit (Form I-327)
  14. Refugee Travel Document (Form I-571)
  15. Employment authorization document issued by Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
  16. Employment Authorization Document issued by DHS with photograph (Form I-688B)
  17. Driver’s license issued by a Canadian government entity
  18. Native American tribal document
  19. In the case of a nonimmigrant alien authorized to work for a specific employer incident to status, a foreign passport with Form I–94 or Form I–94A bearing the same name as the passport and containing an endorsement of the alien’s nonimmigrant status, as long as the period of endorsement has not yet expired and the proposed employment is not in conflict with any restrictions or limitations identified on the form
  20. A passport from the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) or the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) with Form I–94 or Form I–94A indicating nonimmigrant admission under the Compact of Free Association Between the United States and the FSM or RMI
Some states and territories may provide an official identification document to an individual regardless of that individual’s immigration status. As mandated by some of our government customers, identification documents issued regardless of a person’s immigration status may not be used to prove a person’s identity for RAPIDGate® program purposes

What Do I Do With Expired Credentials?

Expired credentials should be destroyed and notification sent to RAPIDGate Program support via email to programsupport@fortiorsolutions.com.

How Do I Report An Equipment Issue?

Maintenance issues can be reported by contacting Program Support by phone at 1.800.419.1201 or via email at programsupport@fortiorsolutions.com. Upon calling please be prepared to provide the following information:
  • Information about the equipment issue
  • Location of the issue
  • Provide your name and phone number in case a technician needs to call back for more information.

What is the RAPIDGate program?

The RAPIDGate program from Fortior Solutions, provides a credential for vendors, suppliers, service providers, and contractors that require access to participating installations. Participation is voluntary.

The RAPIDGate program performs background checks and authenticates participants' identities. Upon passing the background check, each participant receives a personalized RAPIDGate Credential. The participant presents the RAPIDGate Credential at installation perimeter gates to receive authorization to enter. Company enrollment and employee registration are renewable yearly.

What is a Tenant Sponsor?

A tenant sponsor will be your military or government contact at the facility that can confirm that you have legitimate business to conduct at the facility.

What Is the ACL And How Does It Relate to The RAPIDGate Program?

The ACL (Approved Company List) is a list of companies pre-approved to participate in the RAPIDGate program. If your company is not on the ACL, Fortior Solutions will send an email request to the appropriate sponsoring authority requesting approval for the company to enroll in the program.

What is the Process for My Company to Enroll in The RAPIDGate Program?

  • Step One – Fill out the Online Form

For a list of what information you will need to provide on the Company Enrollment Form Click here to view the Pre-enrollment Check List.

Submit Enrollment Form for One or Multiple Facilities, Click here to ENROLL

  • Step Two – Company Approval
In order to complete enrollment, your company needs approval from the facility. RAPIDGate will submit your company for approval. Approval process takes 1-3 Weeks
  • Step Three – Payment and Welcome Letter

Once your Company has been approved, RAPIDGate will process your company Enrollment fee and send you a welcome letter with your company code and instructions for your employees to register.

What is the (Cost) Price of the RAPIDGate Program?

Available through GSA

GSA Contract No.: GS-35F-0436U

RAPIDGate Facility Pricing: $437

https://www.gsaadvantage.gov/advantage/catalog/product_detail.do?gsin=11000046133988

RAPID-RCx Facility Pricing: $18,136 per Access Control Point

https://www.gsaadvantage.gov/advantage/catalog/product_detail.do?gsin=11000046133995

Vendor Company Pricing:

  • RAPIDGate Program: 1 year/1 installation = $199 per company; $179 per employee
  • RAPIDGate-Enterprise Option: 1 year/unlimited installations = $249 per company; $254 per employee
  • RAPIDGate-90 Option: 90 days/1 installation = $199 per company; $79 per employee
  • Credential Management Fee: $40
  • Applicable taxes and surcharges apply for Hawaii

Which Facilities are Available with the RAPIDGate-Enterprise Option?

All facilities are part of the Enterprise Option. For a list of facilities we service, check out the map on our Employee Registration page.

Check back frequently as the list of active facilities continues to grow.

What Is the RAPIDGate-90 Option?

The RAPIDGate-90 Option is available for participants who need short-term access to facilities. This option offers participants access up to 90 days to one facility once their company is enrolled. The RAPIDGate-90 may be an option for RAPIDGate Premier where applicable.

Note: The RAPIDGate Enterprise and Waiver options are not available for the RAPIDGate-90 option. They are only available with the standard RAPIDGate program.

Will Fortior Solutions Conduct On-Site Registrations?

Yes, to mitigate traffic flow through the Pass and ID offices, if your company has more than 50 participants, please contact us. If you would like an on-site registration, please contact RAPIDGate customer support at 1.877.727.4342 and we will provide more information.

Why Am I Not Able to Access Appointment Plus?

Objectively unleash bricks-and-clicks infomediaries rather than inexpensive markets. Synergistically implement excellent networks without principle-centered relationships. Monotonectally initiate worldwide action items whereas pandemic e-markets.

Dramatically empower wireless results through dynamic customer service. Interactively incubate value-added innovation without collaborative information. Interactively leverage other's next-generation collaboration and idea-sharing via optimal internal or "organic" sources.

Holisticly target progressive intellectual capital via visionary e-tailers. Compellingly architect diverse scenarios and error-free ideas. Assertively drive dynamic niches with cross-media synergy.

Seamlessly actualize principle-centered schemas through extensible imperatives.

Who Should I Contact If I Have Additional Questions About the RAPIDGate Program?

What Hours Can I Get Assistance from RAPIDGate Support?

Business and Holiday Hours:

6 a.m. to 3 p.m. Pacific, Monday through Friday

Holiday Early Closures:

  • November 21 - 12pm PST
  • December 24 - 12pm PST
  • December 31 - 12pm PST

Holiday Closures:

New Year's Day, Martin Luther King Day, President's Day, Easter, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Veteran's Day, Thanksgiving Day (November 23 and 24), Christmas Day.

Click here to contact RAPIDGate Support

What should I do if companies have questions about the RAPIDGate Program and I am unable to answer?

Direct them to contact RAPIDGate Customer Support at info@rapidgate.com or 1.877.RAPIDGate (1.877.727.4342).

What is a RAPIDGate Authorized Facility Contact (AFC)?

The AFC is the Approved Facility Contact and is the facilities Program Manager for the RAPIDGate® program. The AFC has the authorization to request information for investigative purposes, including information about participating companies, individual persons, as well as ingress information about specific companies and/or people. The AFC also will have the capability to approve or deny companies that would like to enroll in the program as well as, the ability to request activations or terminations of companies and/or employees.

Responsibilities:
  • Report equipment issues to Fortior Solutions LLC.
  • Works with RAPIDGate to communicate to Vendor/Contractor community
  • Distributes notifications on behalf of the facility
  • Communicates program information to the companies

RAPIDGate Premier Credential Renewal

After three years, the certificates on the RAPIDGate Premier credentials expire, and a new credential must be issued. The new credential will display the same picture, same name, same company, but will have a new expiration date.

  • If a replacement credential is needed, you will be notified during the renewal process
    • There is a $40 fee associated with credential replacement.
  • Re-registration is not needed to receive a replacement credential. The new credentials will be automatically shipped to participants’ primary work facilities upon payment authorization unless a new primary facility is requested
    • If a participant’s primary work facility has changed, please notify RAPIDGate Client Services & Support by calling 1.877.272.4342
  • You will need to have your new credential issued, which means:
    • A notification will be sent once the credentials is ready to be picked up
      • You will need to schedule an appointment
      • You will need to bring two forms of ID
        • Good news! You can use your old RAPIDGate credential as one of your two forms of ID, along with a driver’s license, passport, or other form of identification located on our List of Acceptable Documents.
      • If the replacement credential is not issued within 60 days following notification of availability, the current RAPIDGate credential will be deactivated, and a new replacement must be ordered

What Is the Fail Criteria for Background Screening Conducted Under The RAPIDGate Program?

  1. Commercial Background Screenings

The program’s commercial background screenings are conducted on all program applicants and participants. The commercial background screenings will produce a “fail” result for findings or convictions reported as far back as records are available:

  • Felony convictions within the last 10 years
  • Wanted persons – Open criminal warrants (felony and misdemeanor)
  • Searched watch lists (OFAC, ICE, Interpol, etc.)
  • Registered Sex Offenders
  • Social Security Number not validated
  1. Government Database Checks

In addition to the commercial background screenings, the program also processes government database checks, currently consisting of queries of the National Crime Information Center (“NCIC”) and Interstate Identification Index (“III”), on program applicants and participants for participating Coast Guard facilities. The government database checks will produce a “fail” result for these findings:

  • Felony convictions, and lack of Government crime classification (e.g. felony v. misdemeanor) or disposition (e.g., conviction v. dismissal) for:
    • Rape, Child Molestation, Human Trafficking, Espionage, Sabotage, Treason, and Terrorism. As far back as records are available
    • Persons released from prison or on probation within five years after a felony conviction
    • Wanted persons – Open criminal warrants (felony and misdemeanor)
    • Searched watch files including, Known or Appropriately Suspected Terrorists (KST) file, Immigration Violator File, Foreign Fugitive File, Violent Person File, etc
    • Registered Sex Offenders

Convictions within the last 10 years:

  • All other felony convictions and lack of government crime classification (e.g., felony vs. misdemeanor) or disposition (e.g., conviction vs. dismissals)
  1. Certain disqualifying events will not be eligible for a waiver by the Coast Guard:
  • Felony convictions, and lack of Government crime classification (e.g., felony v. misdemeanor) or disposition (e.g., conviction v. dismissal) for:
    • Rape, Child Molestation, Human Trafficking, Espionage, Sabotage, Treason, and Terrorism. As far back as records are available
    • Persons released from prison or on probation within five years after a felony conviction
    • Wanted persons – Open criminal warrants (felony and misdemeanor)
    • Searched watch files including, Known or Appropriately Suspected Terrorists (KST) file, Immigration Violator File, Foreign Fugitive File, Violent Person File, etc
    • Registered Sex Offenders

If you have any questions, please contact RAPIDGate Customer Support at 1.877.727.4342 or info@rapidgate.com.

How Far Back Does a Background Check Go?

Background screens go as far back as findings or conviction records are available, however, the timeframe that would cause a fail depends on the disqualifying event. For a complete list, please see the fail criteria or check out our booklet on Background Screen Criteria.

Acceptable Identification Documents

WHAT IDENTITY DOCUMENTS ARE NEEDED TO PICK UP CREDENTIALS?

Types of Acceptable Identity Documents needed when picking up your credential

During identity proofing, the participant shall be required to provide two forms of identity source documents in original form. The below list of acceptable identity documents may be changed at any time due to PIV-I, Government or installation requirements.

The identity source documents shall be bound to that participant and shall be neither expired nor canceled.

The identity source documents shall be bound to that participant and shall be neither expired nor canceled.

TYPES OF PRIMARY IDENTITY DOCUMENTS

One of the following forms of identification:
  1.  Driver’s license or an ID card issued by a state or possession of the United States that is deemed compliant with the Real ID Act of 2005 by the US Department of Homeland Security* DLs and IDs marked with “NOT FOR FEDERAL IDENTIFICATION” will not be accepted, Army will require two photo IDs.
  2. U.S. Passport or a U.S. Passport Card
  3. Permanent Resident Card or an Alien Registration Receipt Card (Form I-551)
  4. Foreign passport
  5. Employment Authorization Document that contains a photograph (Form I-766)
  6. U.S. Military ID card
  7. U.S. Military dependent’s ID card
  8. PIV Card

TYPES OF SECONDARY IDENTITY DOCUMENTS

This document may be from the list above, but cannot be of the same type as the primary identity source document. The secondary identity source document may also be one of the following:
  1. Identification card issued by a federal, state, or local government agency or entity, provided it contains a photograph and is not marked “NOT FOR FEDERAL IDENTIFICATION” (Example: concealed carry permit)
  2. U.S. Social Security Card issued by the Social Security Administration
  3. Original or certified copy of a birth certificate issued by a state, county, municipal authority, possession, or outlying possession of the United States bearing an official seal. Birth Certificates where the last name differs from current ID documents (as in the case of married name) must be accompanied by additional documentation of name change (i.e. marriage certificate).
  4. Voter’s registration card
  5. U.S. Coast Guard Merchant Mariner Card
  6. Certificate of U.S. Citizenship (Form N-560 or N-561)
  7. Certificate of Naturalization (Form N-550 or N-570)
  8. U.S. Citizen ID Card (Form I-197)
  9. Identification Card for Use of Resident Citizen in the United States (Form I-179)
  10. Certification of Birth Abroad (Form FS-545), Certification of Report of Birth issued by the Department of State (Form DS-1350), or Consular Report of Birth Abroad of a citizen of the United States of America (Form FS-240)
  11. Temporary Resident Card (Form I-688)
  12. Employment Authorization Card (Form I-688A)
  13. Reentry Permit (Form I-327)
  14. Refugee Travel Document (Form I-571)
  15. Employment authorization document issued by Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
  16. Employment Authorization Document issued by DHS with photograph (Form I-688B)
  17. Driver’s license issued by a Canadian government entity
  18. Native American tribal document
  19. In the case of a nonimmigrant alien authorized to work for a specific employer incident to status, a foreign passport with Form I–94 or Form I–94A bearing the same name as the passport and containing an endorsement of the alien’s nonimmigrant status, as long as the period of endorsement has not yet expired and the proposed employment is not in conflict with any restrictions or limitations identified on the form
  20. A passport from the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) or the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) with Form I–94 or Form I–94A indicating nonimmigrant admission under the Compact of Free Association Between the United States and the FSM or RMI
Some states and territories may provide an official identification document to an individual regardless of that individual’s immigration status. As mandated by some of our government customers, identification documents issued regardless of a person’s immigration status may not be used to prove a person’s identity for RAPIDGate® program purposes

What Do I Do With Expired Credentials?

Expired credentials should be destroyed and notification sent to RAPIDGate Program support via email to programsupport@fortiorsolutions.com.

How Do I Report An Equipment Issue?

Maintenance issues can be reported by contacting Program Support by phone at 1.800.419.1201 or via email at programsupport@fortiorsolutions.com. Upon calling please be prepared to provide the following information:
  • Information about the equipment issue
  • Location of the issue
  • Provide your name and phone number in case a technician needs to call back for more information.