Background and Fingerprinting

APS conducts background checks on all prospective district employees (applicants who are offered employment), district contractors, district contractor's employees, and volunteers who might have unsupervised access to students.

ALERT: Effective immediately in order to allow for social distancing as recommended by public health officials:

  • APS offices are staffed, however, due to concerns regarding the COVID 19 virus pandemic we are limiting visits from the general public.
  • We encourage you conduct business needs via phone or email. If you need immediate assistance, please leave a voice mail. These will be transferred to individuals via email for response. If your issue does not require priority response during this time, please hold your requests until the emergency subsides.

APS Board Policy:

State Statute: 22-10A-5

Fingerprinting of Prospective Employees

To complete your pre-employment background check, you'll need to get fingerprinted at our City Center office. To be fingerprinted, bring a valid photo ID and $44. The $44 must be made payable to Gemalto by Cashier Check, Money Order or Credit/Debit Card.

Contact Background and Fingerprinting

  • Phone: (505) 884-6398
  • Fax: (505) 830-1661

Hours of Operation for Fingerprinting

Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Status of Your Clearance Application

If you have questions regarding the status of your background clearance application, please contact us by phone at (505) 884-6398.