Introducing the NTPA Photo ID Security Badge

We want to make every effort to provide the most safe and secure environment for our students. In an effort to continue improving our safety and security, NTPA will be issuing Photo ID Security Badges to our wonderful volunteers, so they can be assured access to NTPA facilities as required.

Effective for all shows whose first rehearsal date occurs after March 1, 2020:

All volunteers that may be working in the proximity of a minor under the age of 18 or in positions where they will be handling cash or credit card transactions will be required to display an NTPA authorized photo identification security badge.

If your upcoming show’s first rehearsal was prior to March 1, 2020 AND less than 4 weeks remain before your Opening Night, CLICK HERE to invoke the old background check process.
Poppins Security Badge

Who needs an NTPA Photo ID Security Badge?

Any Volunteer who may be working in the proximity of a child under the age of 18 or will be handling cash or credit card transactions will be expected to display an NTPA Photo ID Security Badge. The following Volunteer Positions will be REQUIRED to display this badge:

  • Show Managers
  • House Managers
  • Volunteer Coordinators
  • Booth Operators
  • Backstage Parents
  • Promotions Coordinators
  • Ticket Coodinators
  • Concessions Booth Volunteers

All Volunteers who plan to work onsite at NTPA are encouraged to acquire an NTPA photo ID Security Badge.  On-duty NTPA Board Members and Staff at NTPA premises are required to display an NTPA Photo ID as of May 1, 2020.  

If your upcoming show’s first rehearsal was prior to March 1, 2020 AND less than 4 weeks remain before your Opening Night, CLICK HERE to invoke the old background check process.

Two Security Badge Options

NTPA is providing TWO OPTIONS for Volunteers to acquire a Photo ID Security Badge after passing the Volunteer Background Check:

  • Two-Year Security Badge
  • 90-Day Security Badge

Two-Year Security Badge

This is the recommended ID solution for most NTPA Volunteers.  This option offers:

  • Full-color badge printed on high-quality PVC 
  • Valid for two years
  • Comes with either a lanyard or badge clothing clip
  • Purchase & replacement fee of $15.00.
Badge Clip

90-Day Security Badge

This solution is ideal for volunteers that may not regularly volunteer for NTPA and is generally good for a single show.  This option offers:

  • Black & white badge printed on durable cardstock
  • Valid for 90 days from date of issue
  • Comes with either a lanyard or badge clothing clip
  • Is available free of charge but MAY ONLY BE ISSUED ONCE IN A 12-MONTH PERIOD
  • One “free reprint” is available during the 90-day period (additional reprints available at $15 per print)
Badge Lanyard

How do I get my NTPA Security Badge?

Getting your NTPA Security Badge is easy and all online, though CAN TAKE AS LONG AS FOUR WEEKS!  

To get your Two-Year Security Badge

  1. Select the “Two Year Security Badge” button below.
  2. Pay the $15 fee for the Two-Year NTPA Security ID Badge. 
  3. Upon payment, your Email Confirmation will contain a link to the application form. 
  4. Complete the application form, upload your photo and a picture of your photo ID, and press submit.
  5. Continue to the Confidential Background Information Form and complete the information requested.
  6. You will receive an email when your NTPA Badge is complete and mailed or ready for pickup.

To get your 90-Day Security Badge

  1. Select the “90-Day Security Badge” button below.
  2. Complete the Application Form, upload your photo and a picture of your photo ID, and press Submit.
  3. Continue to the Confidential Background Information Form and complete the information requested.
  4. You will receive an email when your NTPA Badge is complete and mailed or ready for pickup.
I want the Two-Year Security Badge
I want the 90-Day Security Badge

FOR ALL SHOWS WHOSE FIRST REHEARSAL DATE OCCURS AFTER MARCH 1, 2020, NO INDIVIDUAL WILL BE ALLOWED TO WORK IN THE PROXIMITY OF A MINOR UNDER THE AGE OF 18 OR IN POSITIONS WHERE THEY WILL BE HANDLING CASH OR CREDIT CARD WITHOUT DISPLAYING AN NTPA AUTHORIZED PHOTO IDENTIFICATION SECURITY BADGE.  IF SUCH AN INDIVIDUAL IS IDENTIFIED, THAT INDIVIDUAL SHOULD BE REPORTED TO NTPA AUTHORITIES AND REMOVED FROM ANY NON-PUBLIC AREA.

The provision of an NTPA Security Badge does not guarantee any specific volunteer positions or grant any other special entitlements other than enabling the badge-holder to be considered for volunteer roles.  This does not entitle the bearer to access any non-public area of an NTPA facility without express authorization. This card is non-transferable. NTPA reserves the right to deny, discontinue or confiscate any ID badge issued at the sole determination of the North Texas Performing Arts.

An objective third-party officer of the court evaluates the participants report against NTPA’s adopted policy and approves those applicants that qualify. No NTPA personnel or Board Member has visibility to or reviews any volunteer’s background report.

If you have questions or concerns, feel free to contact backgroundchecks@ntpa.org.