The Alabama State Department of Education is in the process of changing their fingerprinting vendor. The information below is no longer accurate. The new vendor will be online in mid-March. We will update this page at that time.
All new employees must successfully pass a background check. Please follow the below directions on how to complete the background check through 3M Cogent Systems.
The Alabama Applicant Processing Service (AAPS) Electronic Fingerprint Fee is $50.25.
Click here for an overview of the process.
- Register online here
- Print the Proof of Transaction Receipt
- Follow this link to locate the Fingerprinting Site nearest you
- Take the required documents to the fingerprinting site.
Please note, 3M Cogent requires current, valid and unexpired picture identification documents. As a primary form of picture identification, a State-issued driver's license may be presented by an applicant when being fingerprinted. In the absence of a new driver's license, click here for a list of acceptable secondary documents.