Logistics and Support Services

University of Alabama Fingerprinting Facility


Campus Mail Service has partnered with 3M Cogent to be a fingerprinting site to provide statewide access to applicant fingerprint processing services for fingerprint-based background checks. 

The Fingerprinting & Passport Acceptance Facility is located at the front entrance to the new Printing & Mail Services facility on the Bryce campus at 325 Kirkbride Lane. It provides services to UA students, employees and the greater Tuscaloosa community. 

Fingerprinting applicants are responsible for their own registration through 3M Cogent prior to being fingerprinted.  Applicants pay online during registration using a debit or credit card.  No cash, credit card or business checks are accepted.  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.