All University of Alabama in Huntsville educator preparation candidates must be fingerprinted and cleared by ABI / FBI. You must have a fingerprint clearance before you begin any field experiences in ED 301 or ED 501 or are admitted to the UAH Educator Preparation Program.

Step 1: Register Online

Alabama applicants MUST be registered online prior to arriving at a fingerprint location. Applicants are responsible for their own registration. Information incorrectly entered during registration and submitted during fingerprinting CANNOT be corrected and is the responsibility of the applicants. Changes to incorrect registration data MAY be corrected online prior to fingerprint submission.


Each applicant will need the following to complete the registration process successfully:

  • A computer, tablet, or smartphone with internet access
  • A valid email address
  • Established AIM account
  • Fee of $46.20 paid by debit card, credit card or PayPal account (prepaid debit cards or credit cards are acceptable)
  • Ability to provide their commonly known personal information (SSN, DOB, Driver's License #, height, weight, etc.)


Applicant Fee for Fieldprint, Inc. (card or live scan user) is $46.20

  • Alabama applicants' fee payment can be paid by debit card, credit card, or PayPal account (prepaid debit cards or credit cards are acceptable).
  • No money orders or checks are accepted.
  • Out of state applicants can submit fingerprints via Fieldprint’s nation-wide network. If an out of state location is not convenient, an applicant will be sent fingerprint cards from Fieldprint. The completed cards should be returned to Fieldprint for processing. There is no additional fee for this service.


1: Create an AIM Account at

2: Complete Background Check Registration in AIM

3: Create Fieldprint Account

4: Complete authorization forms, schedule appointment, and submit fee payment

Step 2: Report for Fingerprint Appointment

You must choose any Alabama site listed on the Fieldprint website. Print two (2) copies of the applicant registration receipt. Bring one copy to the fingerprint appointment and bring one copy to the Certification Office to be filed with your record.


Fieldprint, Inc. 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. For those applicants without a driver's license, a state identification card may be presented if the state's identification card standards are the same as for the driver's license.


In the absence of a new driver's license applicants may provide one or more Secondary Documents including:

  • State Government Issued Certificate of Birth
  • US Active Duty/Retiree/Reservist Military ID Card (000 10-2)
  • Passport
  • Social Security Card
  • Certificate of Citizenship (N560)
  • Certificate of Naturalization (N550)
  • INS I-551 Resident Alien Card Issued since 1997
  • INS 1-688 Temporary Resident Identification Card
  • INS I-688B, I-766 Employment Authorization Card

Secondary Documentation must be supported by at least two (2) of the following:

  • Utility Bill (with Address)
  • Voter Registration Card
  • Vehicle Registration Card/Title
  • Paycheck Stub with Name/Address
  • Cancelled Check or Bank Statement

A candidate whose suitability determination precludes admission to a State-approved educator preparation program has the right to due process procedures in accordance with the current Educator Certification Chapter of the Alabama Administrative Code.