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GEORGIA OFFICE of BAR ADMISSIONS

Fingerprint Requirement

FINGERPRINT INFORMATION


All fingerprint submissions are handled by Gemalto Cogent. Those who are residing in or physically present in the State of Georgia may register and have their fingerprints electronically submitted at a Georgia Applicant Processing Services (GAPS) location in Georgia. Those who are out-of-state must register with Gemalto Cogent and submit paper fingerprint cards directly to Gemalto Cogent. Results of the fingerprint scan will be sent to the Office of Bar Admissions.

All Applicants

Access the GAPS website at www.aps.gemalto.com/ga/index.htm

Click on APPLICANT REGISTRATION

Click on GEORGIA COURT SERVICES (CS)

Click on SUPREME COURT

Review the Non-Criminal Justice Applicant’s Privacy Rights and Check Mark the box to confirm you have read and accepted the terms.

Click CONTINUE

Complete all required fields

Note: Select the Fingerprint Card User box if you are out-of-state, unable to visit an electronic fingerprinting location, or are otherwise unable to be electronically fingerprinted in Georgia. You must submit fingerprint cards to Gemalto Cogent.
 

Click CONTINUE

Click SUBMIT to verify applicant registration information

Payment Information Screen

If you are paying by Credit Card, you will be prompted to enter your payment information here.

If you are paying by Money Order of Cashier's Check, ensure the payment is made to Gemalto Cogent.

Print the "Thank you for Registering" screen which includes your Registration ID number.

 

In-State Applicants

 

Remember, you will need your Registration ID when you go to a GAPS location to be fingerprinted.

Upon completion of your registration, Gemalto Cogent will provide you with a list of GAPS Print Locations near you. You are required to use a GAPS Print Location, provide proper identification and submit your fingerprints digitally. The Office of Bar Admissions should receive the results of your background check within 48 hours after you have been fingerprinted and your transaction has been forwarded to GCIC (Georgia Crime Information Center).

If you are paying by Money Order or Cashier's Check, you must present the payment, made payable to: Gemalto Cogent, at the GAPS location before being fingerprinted. The Office of Bar Admissions should receive the results of your fingerprint check within 48 hours after you have been fingerprinted. Your report will automatically be made a part of your Application for Certification of Fitness.

Out-of-State Applicants

After you have completed your registration at the GAPS website, contact your local law enforcement agency or third party service and request to have your fingerprints taken. It is suggested that you have two (2) fingerprint cards printed and submit them both for processing. In the event of a rejection, the second card can be utilized.

Include your Registration ID on the back of your fingerprint card.

Submit your fingerprint cards (and Money Order or Cashier's Check made payable to Gemalto Cogent if not paying by credit card) to the following address:

Gemalto Cogent, Georgia CardScan
639 N Rosemead Blvd
Pasadena, CA 91107

The Office of Bar Admissions should receive the results of your fingerprint check within 2 to 3 weeks after you have been fingerprinted. Your report will automatically be made a part of your Application for Certification of Fitness.

*Any fingerprint card that does not meet the expected submission standards for quality or that does not contain the Registration ID will be returned un-processed with the applicant payment.