Cardkey & ID Badges

The Department of Enterprise Services (DES) Buildings & Grounds Cardkey Program office is located in Office Building 2. This program manages cardkeys and ID badges for state agencies.

To obtain a Cardkey or ID login and password, have your agency cardkey representative send an email to or call (360) 725-0000 between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.

The following are the appropriate steps to take:

  1. Gain authorization from your agency cardkey representative.  Have them send an authorization email to the Work Management Center (WMC) at
  2. After authorization is received, please fill out the Log In and Password Request Form (see document below).  Send the completed form with your preferred log in ID and password back to WMC via email.
  3. WMC will contact you with your confirmed access. 
  4. Log in to the Cardkey System
  5. The Cardkey System instructions are available by clicking the document below.

          BG Login Password Request Form.docx

          Cardkey Training.doc


Frequently asked questions:

Who is authorized to order cardkeys and badges?

  • You need authorization from your agency cardkey representative.  They will need to email the Work Management Center allowing the requester authorization to have a log in.

When will my card be ready? 

  • Agencies within Thurston County will be sent in the mail, please allow five working days. Outside Thurston County, please allow 10 working days for your card to arrive in the mail.  Agencies on the Capitol Campus may pick up their badge/ID in one working day at the Work Management Center office in the OB2 Service Level Customer Service Office at 1115 Washington Street Southeast, Olympia WA  98501.

Where do I return broken, worn or separated employee cards?

  • Send them attention Cardkey, MS: 41004 (Campus Mail) or mail them to P.O. Box 41004, Olympia WA 98504.

How much do the cards cost?

  • Building Access Barcode = $7.00
  • Photo ID Card = $7.00
  • Photo ID Card w/Barcode = $7.00
  • Proximity Cards = $20.00
  • Card design and graphic = $75.00/hr.

The above prices are the same for new photo and name changes.

Contact Information

Facilities Cardkey (360) 902-7186 or email

1115 Washington Street Southeast, Olympia WA  98501