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Transportation Worker Identification Certification (TWIC)

TWIC is Required at the Port of Oakland

What is TWIC?

TWIC is the Transportation Worker Identification Credential. It is a federal government ID that all port workers and truckers need to obtain.

Who needs TWIC?

  • Anyone who works in secure areas of marine terminals and
    needs unescorted access
  • Includes truckers, longshore labor, terminal and port workers, vendors and contractors

Where can you enroll?

Pre-enroll online or visit the TWIC Enrollment Center at: 1101 Marina Village Parkway, Alameda, CA 94501. Office hours are Monday through Friday 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM.

TWIC toll-free number: (855) 347-8371

What is required to enroll?

Do the container ships carry passengers?
Usually no. Insurance and security issues prevent shipping lines from offering passenger service.

What can disqualify me from getting a TWIC?
For more information on disqualifications go to Disqualifying Offenses Factors.

How can I check the status of my TWIC application?
For more information on the status of your application go to Application Status Check

Where do I get a TWIC?

Oakland TWIC Enrollment Center

1101 Marina Village Parkway

Alameda, CA 94501

Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m - 12:00 p.m.  &
1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.


Call: 1-855-347-8371
TWIC Help Desk


Pre-enrollment will allow TWIC applicants to get an appointment, so they don't have to wait in line at the enrollment center.
Online: https://www.tsa.gov/for-industry/twic
Or by Phone: 1-855-347-8371

TWIC Status Check

You can check the status of your TWIC online. Click here for more information.

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