The Cochise County School Superintendent's Office is proud to be offering Fingerprinting Services!

How to Register for Fingerprints

In order to better serve you, please read the following information about registering for fingerprints and making an appointment. (If you are unsure if our location provides the specific services you need, please feel free to check the information below for your specific need or organization.)

Important: Arizona DPS has made a change to the registration process:

  • You need to first register for the AZ DPS Public Services Portal (PSP) (link) and complete that process.

  • Once completed, you will receive a number beginning with "P".

  • Go to the Gemalto website below, and use the number from DPS to complete the registration. 

  • Make sure to complete the process for Gemalto before scheduling an appointment with our office.

  • Our Office can only process Registration numbers that begin with "AZDPS" 

Before Contacting Our Office for an Appointment:

  • Visit https://aps.gemalto.com/az/index.htm to register for a fingerprint clearance card background check.

  • Follow the provided instructions there to complete your registration.

  • Once you have completed your registration, watch for an automatic email from Gemalto with instructions to pay for your fingerprints.

    • (This step is critical! You cannot schedule an appointment or have your fingerprints taken before you have submitted payment!)

    • (Note: our office does not accept any form of payment for services!)​

Scheduling Your Appointment:

  • Once you have completed the above steps, please call 520-432-8950 or visit our (coming soon) online appointment scheduler to schedule your appointment.

  • If you call for an appointment, you will be asked to provide:

    • Your name

    • Organization

    • Registration Number (Provided by Gemalto)

    • and a contact Phone Number

  • Once we have received this ​information, you will be contacted by our fingerprinting staff to schedule an appointment within 1 business day.

What can your Office take Fingerprints for?

Our office is authorized to provide fingerprint services for Civilian Purposes Only. If you do not see your specific organization or need in the following list, please contact your requesting agency for instructions and questions regarding your specific fingerprinting process.
***Important Note: Our location is unable to process fingerprints for FBI form FD-258 as required by the Arizona DPS Concealed Weapons Permit Unit (CWPU) for Concealed Carry licensing.***
  • Identity Verified Prints (IVP) Application

    •  ARS 28-3228 School Bus Driver

    •  ARS 15-512 Public and/or Charter School Non-certificated personnel

    •  ARS 15-512 Public and/or Charter School Contractor, Subcontractor or Vendor and their Employees

    •  ARS 15-534 State Board of Education (Teacher or Other Certification)

    •  ARS 15-534 Tutor or Teacher Preparation Programs

    •  ARS 15-183 Charter School Instructor

  • Level 1/Regular Application:

    • DCS - Adoption - ARS 8-105 * $73.25

    •  DCS - Foster Home Licensure - ARS 8-509 * $73.25

    •  DCS - Field Employee - ARS 8-802 * $75.25

    • DCS - Child Welfare/Adoption Agency Employee - ARS 46-141 *

    • DCS - Empl or IT Empl or IT Empl of Contractor or Subcontractor - ARS 8-463 * $75.25

    • State Board of Pharmacy - Licensure - ARS 32-1904 $75.25

    • State Board of Pharmacy - 3rd Party Logistic Providers Representative - ARS 32-1941 $75.25

    • DES - Certified Child Care Provider & Non-Certified Relative Provider - ARS 41-1964 & ARS 46-141 * $75.25

    • DES - CCR & R Registered Home - ARS 41-1967.1 * $75.25

    • DES -DAAS - Division of Aging & Adult Services - ARS 46-141 *

    • DES - DDD/HCBS - Home & Community Based Services - ARS 36-594.01 *

    • DES - DDD - Developmental Home Licensure - ARS 36-594.02 * $73.25

    • DES - Employee - ARS 41-1968 * $75.25

    • DES - IT Position - ARS 41-1969 * $75.25

    • DES - Employee or Contractor with access to Federal Tax Information - ARS 41-1969 * $75.25

    • DES - JOBS Program - ARS 46-141 *

    • DES - WIOA - Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act - ARS 46-141 *

    • DES - Domestic Violence/Homeless Shelter - ARS 36-3008 and 46-141 *

    • DHS - Child Care Group Home; Certification, Employees or Volunteers - ARS 36-897.01 & ARS 36-897.03 *

    • DHS - Child Care Employees & Volunteers - ARS 36-883.02 *

    • DHS - Child Care Facility Licensure - ARS 36-882 * $75.25

    • DHS - Children s Behavioral Health Programs Employees and Volunteers - ARS 36-425.03

    • DHS - Residential or Nursing Care Institutions; Home Health Agencies - Employees and Volunteers - ARS 36-411

    • DHS - Nursing Care Administrators & Assisted Living Facility Managers - ARS 36-446.04

    • DHS - Arizona State Hospital - ARS 36-207 *

    • AZ Dept. of Ed-Surrogate Parents - ARS 15-763.01

    • AZ Dept. of Ed-Child Nutrition Programs - ARS 46-321

    • AZ Dept. of Ed-Attend Vocational Program; Age 22 or older - ARS 15-782.02 $73.25

    • ADOT - Driver Training School Licensure - ARS 32-2371 $75.25

    • ADOT - Traffic School Licensure - ARS 28-3413 $75.25

    • ADFI - Appraiser-License or Certificate - ARS 32-3620

    • ADFI - Appraisal Management/Registration - ARS 32-3668

    • ADFI - Appraisal Management/Controlling Person - ARS 32-3669

    • ADBE - Dentist Licensure - ARS 32-1232 $75.25

    • ADBE - Dental Therapist Licensure - ARS 32-1276.01 $75.25

    • ADBE - Dental Hygienist Licensure - ARS 32-1232 $75.25

    • ADBE - Denturist Certification - ARS   32-1297.01 $75.25

    • AZ Board of Fingerprinting-Members & Staff - ARS 41-619.52 & ARS 41-619.53 * $75.25

    • AZ Charter School Board-Member/Applicant - ARS 15-183(C)(4)

    • AZ Dept. of Agriculture-Industrial Hemp License - ARS 3-314

    • AZ Dept. Real Estate-Licensure - ARS 32-2108.01 $75.25

    • Department of Juvenile Corrections - Licensee or Contract Provider - ARS 41-2814(B)

    • Health Science Student & Clinical Assistant - ARS 15-1881 $73.25

    • Juvenile Probation - Supreme Court, County Attorney or other Contract - Provider Employee or Volunteer   ARS 8-322

    • BTR - Home Inspector Certification - ARS 32-122.02 $75.25

    • BTR - Controlling Person Certification - ARS 32-122.05 $75.25

    • BTR - Alarm Agent Certification - ARS 32-122.06 $75.25

    • AZ Game and Fish - ARS 17-215 *

    • AZ Schools for the Deaf & Blind-Superintendent   ARS 15-1330 $75.25

    • BPT - Physical Therapist & Assistants Licensure   ARS 32-2022 $75.25

  • Security Guard

    • Please contact your requesting agency for any questions regarding the fingerprinting procedures.​

  • Private Investigator

    • Please contact your requesting agency for any questions regarding the fingerprinting procedures.​​