Pennsylvania Press Passes

Offered by the PNA, our Press Pass helps you gain access to accident and incident scenes. While a Press Pass is not a government ID, it has been widely publicized to law enforcement agencies as a way to help police and other emergency personnel quickly identify and verify media personnel.

All media personnel who work or freelance for PNA member news organizations are eligible to apply for a complimentary Press Pass.

Verify Press Pass Credentials


How to order a Press Pass?

Individual editorial members of the Pennsylvania NewsMedia Association are eligible to apply for a complimentary Press Pass as part of your membership. To apply for your Press Pass, follow the steps outlined below.

Step One

Login to your PNA profile and upload a photo for your Press Pass. A username and password is required to receive a PNA Press Pass. If you do not have a PNA username and password, email

  • Visit your profile page.
  • Select “edit” next to “Image on File.”
  • Choose a photo to upload and submit.

Step Two

Visit the PNA store using the appropriate link below to start your no-cost order.

Step Three

Add your press credentials to the shopping cart and click on the secure checkout.

Step Four

Review the information listed under “Recipient Information” and make corrections as needed.

Step Five

Select bill to “My Company.”

Step Six

Submit your order.

What happens next?

The PNA staff will review and process your order. Our team may contact you if clarification of the provided information is needed. If no clarification is needed, your Press Pass will be automatically printed and shipped within two weeks.

If you have questions about the process or eligibility, email our Communications Department.

Verify Press Pass credentials

Contact the Pennsylvania NewsMedia Association or follow the link below to verify Press Pass credentials issued by the Pennsylvania NewsMedia Association.

Verify Press Pass Credentials

Pennsylvania NewsMedia Association
4000 Crums Mill Rd., Ste. 101
Harrisburg, PA  17112


Questions? Phone 717-703-3000 or email our Communications Department.