Piedmont Triad International Airport (PTIA) announced this week that it will be hosting a TSA PreCheck enrollment event together with IDEMIA – an authorized TSA PreCheck enrollment provider.

The Precheck group is a very good group to be a member of. TSA PreCheck was created in December of 2011 as a way to offer “low-risk travelers” with a quicker, smoother and better experience when navigating  airport security. It’s an especially good program for travelers looking to save time. Enrolled members aren’t required to remove shoes, laptops, 3-1-1 liquids, belts, or light jackets.

 IDEMIA I&S North America is a service that offers security and authentication to governments and private companies, operating in North America. It’s stated mission is “to Unlock the World, Make It Safer – helping people access what matters most, more quickly, more safely, and more securely, in both the physical and the digital worlds.”

Those interested in the PreCheck program will be able to enroll at 1000 Ted Johnson Parkway from Monday Feb.12, to Friday, Feb. 16.

The event will run from 9 a.m. to noon and 1p.m. to 5 p.m.

The program is open to US citizens, US nationals, and lawful permanent residents.

IDEMIA offers TSA PreCheck enrollment for a cost of  $78 and, if approved, travelers get a five-year membership in the program and they benefit from the newfound travel freedoms it brings.

After the in-person appointment, most applicants receive their “Known Traveler Number” (KTN) in about three to five days. The KTN number has to be added to flight reservations to enjoy TSA PreCheck benefits.

If you can’t make the PTI enrollment event, but are still interested in enrolling in TSA PreCheck, you can complete an application online and schedule an appointment at one of 560+ enrollment centers nationwide.

If you have any questions, you can contact the Piedmont Triad Airport Authority at 336-665-5600.

The enrollment process is described by airport officials as “quick, convenient, and even faster when the application is completed online beforehand.”

 The in-person enrollment requires that applicants provide proof of identity, proof of citizenship, fingerprints, and a photo.

Over  200 participating airports across the country have dedicated lines for TSA PreCheck travelers.