Obtain ID

To work at the Fermilab Test Beam Facility, every user in the group needs to have a Fermilab ID number and must have completed the following, much of which can be done before you arrive at Fermilab the first time.

  1. Each experimenter must read the FNAL Procedures for Researchers manual.
  2. If you do not already have an account, request Fermilab Computing Privileges: 
    • Your affiliation is “Test Beam” located at the bottom of the Test Beam list.
    • Your Fermilab contact person is the FTBF coordinator. 
    • Please answer the question “Will you need a Visitor ID badge/be onsite within the next year?” with “yes”.
    • In the comments section, please state either the experiment you are working with or your spokes.
    • You must read, understand, and agree to comply with the Fermilab Policy on Computing. It can be found at:  https://security.fnal.gov/Policies/cpolicy.html
    • Please note if you are not a US citizen, you will be asked to provide a CV at this stage. Please contact us if you have any questions. This step can take a long time (up to 6 weeks), so make sure you start the ID process early. 
  1. This results in the issuance of a
      • Visitor ID number – allows you to get training and a Fermilab badge
      • Services account – allows you to request assistance from Computing Sector
      • Security certificate – allows you to log into the FTBF computers
  1. Complete New Employee/User Orientation Training. It is also a good idea to complete or schedule FTBF-specific training before arriving on site.
    • There is only one onsite training necessary. We will arrange trainings by groups. Please make sure to tell us you are coming so we can count you in for the training.