Does this change the way I apply for the TWIC card?

No. New enrollments must continue to complete the in-person enrollment process at an enrollment center. You must provide the necessary identity/immigration documentation and submit fingerprints during your in-person enrollment. We recommend you schedule an appointment. Visit the TSA Enrollment  website or call (855) 347-8371 weekdays from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. ET for more information. 

If you are a current TWIC card holder or it has been less than one year since your card expired, you may be eligible to renew your TWIC  card online or in-person at an enrollment center.