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Fingerprint Background Checks and Applicant Processing


​​​​​​​​Thales Cogent Fingerprinting Services

Thales Cogent Applicant Processing Solutions

Thales Cogent Applicant Processing Solutions (APS) provide automated, fingerprint background screening options for state and local agencies. 

Using a mix of private and public sites, citizens in need of a fingerprint background check for employment and licensing purposes can meet that requirement at convenient, clean locations. 

Private businesses can also use Thales technology to perform their own background screening needs.

Fingerprint services: A turn-key solution

For governments or private sites:

​​​​​​​​Thales Cogent fingerprinting

APS for Governments

A secure and compliant way to exchange criminal history record information. 

Choose from a full range of fingerprint collection, submission and result dissemination services customized to fit your agency requirements.

Learn more on APS for Government

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Private and Public Fingerprinting Sites

Employers can streamline their employee background screening process with an in-house APS system. Retail establishments can increase foot traffic​ and generate additional revenue by adding fingerprint services to their existing product offering.

Learn more on Private & Public Fingerprinting Sites

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Information for Applicants​ 

Need to get fingerprinted? Please visit https://www.aps.gemalto.com

  1. 1. Choose your state
  2. If applicable for Thales Cogent fingerprinting, choose the government agency to which you are submitting your fingerprints
  3. Select "Register" (or similar) for applicants
Thales Cogent Applicant Processing Services

Status regarding your fingerprint background check

Thales Cogent personnel cannot provide information regarding your background check status as such information is not accessible by our team. Please contact the referring state agency using the contact information provided during your application process. For your convenience, we have provided state agency customer service contact numbers.

Alabama1(866) 989-9316
Florida1(866) 365-6767
Georgia1(888) 439-2512
Minnesota1(844) 332-7671
New Mexico1(877) 996-6277

If none of these numbers correspond to your situation, you may call 1-888-439-2486 to reach our Applicant Processing support team.

 Downloads

  • Fingerprint-based background check services for governments

    Thales Cogent Applicant Processing

    Easy, efficient and compliant for agencies and their applicants

    Download the brochure
  • Gemalto Cogent makes digital fingerprinting and applicant processing easy

    Thales Cogent Applicant Processing for Private Businesses

    Streamline your employee background screening process with an in-house applicant fingerprinting system

    Download the brochure
  • Add digital fingerprinting services to your current service offering

    Thales Cogent Applicant Processing for Retail Businesses

    Easily increase foot traffic and generate additional revenue by adding fingerprinting services to your current service offering

    Download the brochure