Office of Criminal History

IMPORTANT UPDATE UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE, ALL CRIMINAL HISTORY CHECKS SHOULD CONTINUE TO GO THROUGH DAON/SBCN. DHR IS CONTINUING TO CONDUCT CRIMINAL HISTORY CHECKS THROUGH THE DAON/SBCN PROCESS AS OUTLINED BELOW.

DHR will soon have a new contractor for criminal history checks. 3M COGENT Inc. will be providing criminal history checks through online applications and live scans of fingerprints. No paper applications or fingerprint cards will be accepted. The cost will be $48.85 per application.

Applicants, except DHR contractors, seeking to have their fees paid by DHR should contact their local DHR office for pre-approval prior to completing an application. DHR contractors seeking to have their fees paid by DHR should email the DHR CHC 2208 Vendor Certification form to criminalhistory@dhr.alabama.gov for pre-approval.

A link to access the Cogent website will be posted here when available.

DAON/SBCN Process for Criminal History Checks

NON-DHR FEE PAID APPLICANTS

To complete a criminal history background check, all Non-DHR Fee Paid applicants must do ONE of the following:

Register on-line

You may register online by accessing the website of the DHR vendor, Security Biometrics Clearing Network (SBCN), so they may channel criminal history information from the Alabama Bureau of Investigation (ABI) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). To access the SBCN website please click here.

Register by mail with a hard copy application

NON-DHR FEE PAID MEMORANDUM

DHR CHC 2177 NON-DHR FEE PAID APPLICATION

SBCN may be contacted at the customer service desk Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM CST @
1-800-470-2778.

DHR FEE PAID APPLICANTS

To complete a criminal history background check, all DHR FEE PAID applicants must first click on the link below showing a map of counties with live scan machines. Then applicants should click on the DHR fee paid memorandum for further instructions.

LIVE SCAN COUNTY MAP

DHR FEE PAID MEMORANDUM

DHR CHC 2178 DHR FEE PAID APPLICATION

DHR CHC 2208 VENDOR CERTIFICATION

The DHR State Office of Criminal History may be reached Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM CST @ 334-353-5400.