Fingerprints

FINGERPRINT REQUIREMENT FOR APPLICATION AND LICENSURE
O.C.G.A.§ 16-12-211 (b)(12), § 16-12-212 (b)(12)

Last updated: 12/14/2020 7:43 p.m. EST

*** CLASS 1 AND CLASS 2 APPLICANTS CAN NOW REGISTER FOR FINGERPRINTING. ***

Reviewing Agency ID: GA923454Z
Reason for Fingerprinting: (Select one) Class 1 or Class 2 Production License
REGISTRATION LINK:
https://pci.aps.gemalto.com/gaperlpub/registration_ga_pci.pl

CLASS 1 AND CLASS 2 PRODUCTION LICENSE APPLICATION
FINGERPRINTING REGISTRATION PROCESS

IMPORTANT: Fingerprint registration should ONLY be submitted following application instructions.
The Commission cannot refund applicants for fingerprinting registrations.

Applicants are to register the individual identified on the application with GAPS and submit the paid GAPS fingerprint registration receipt as documentation with the application. The GAPS fingerprint registration receipt should be submitted with Applicant’s SCHEDULE B. MANDATORY APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS documentation. While the registration receipt must be submitted with the application by the closing date, applicants cannot be fingerprinted until after the closing date. Following FBI regulations, the Commission must match the registration receipt submitted with an application. After the closing date, the registration will be reviewed by the Commission, matched to the application, and the applicant will be approved for fingerprinting to be scheduled at a GAPS location (see GAPS website for locations). A fingerprint registration is valid for 90 days from the date on the registration receipt; fingerprinting must be completed within this timeframe. By law, the Competitive Application Class 1 and Class 2 Request For Proposal is required to submit at least one set of classifiable electronically recorded fingerprints to Georgia Applicant Processing Services for the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) to conduct a criminal background and history check. After reviewing the results of the applicant’s background investigation, the GBI will provide the Commission with the findings.

If selected for award of a license, all persons identified on the application must submit fingerprints prior to production and/or dispensing beginning as a condition of licensure. The Commission shall review the record for all owners, officers, and employees of the applicant to ensure there are no drug-related convictions, except for felony convictions that are greater than ten years old, are not drug related, or have been expunged or pardoned. Any employee found to be in violation of Georgia law for low-THC oil production laws or Commission Rules will result in automatic revocation of the production license by the Commission.

By submitting fingerprints to Georgia Applicant Processing Services, applicants acknowledge that the applicant, the company, all owners, officers, and employees have been informed of the Non-Criminal Justice Applicant’s Privacy Rights and the Privacy Act Statement (Title 28 United States Code § 534) and give express consent for the Commission or GBI to conduct periodic criminal history background checks for the duration of ownership or employment.

Georgia Applicant Processing Service

for fingerprinting with the Georgia Applicant Processing Service