Effective April 1, 2015, all individual resident applicants seeking to become licensed as Producers, Adjusters or Title Agents, or who are adding a
new line of authority to an existing license, must have completed a Fingerprint background check. You should seek to get fingerprinted after passing
the state exam and one day before applying for the license.
Also note, Temporary Producer and Apprentice Adjuster licenses will not automatically convert, within the six month for Producers or one year for
Apprentice Adjusters, without having completed the appropriate exam and fingerprinting by expiration date of the license. Therefore, it is our
recommendation that exams are taken and passed, and you are then finger printed at least ONE WEEK prior to expiration of temporary or apprentice
licenses. This will allow time for electronic conversion without applicants having to reapply.
Please be aware the fingerprint results will remain in our system only 30 days after you are fingerprinted. If the application reaches the DOI after
those 30 days you will have to get fingerprinted again and again pay the required fee.
**Note: The Department can only utilize fingerprints processed through Gemalto. We also
cannot accept fingerprints completed for any reason outside of pursuing an insurance
license from the Alabama Department of Insurance. The fingerprints will be utilized to
conduct a federal and state criminal background check per Producer fingerprint requirements:
Ala. Code § 27-7-4.4, Adjuster fingerprint requirements: Ala. Code § 27-9A-17 and Title
agent fingerprint requirements: Ala. Code § 27-25-4.6. Being possessed of sound mind and
legally competent to complete this request, the applicant authorizes the Alabama Department
of Insurance, to obtain any and all criminal history information on said applicant from the ALEA and/or FBI.
Follow instructions on this link: https://www.aps.gemalto.com
Applicant may challenge or appeal any portion of his/her own Criminal History Record Information (CHRI) that he/she
believes to be incomplete or inaccurate by contacting the Records & Identification Division within ALEA 334-353-4340
or you may challenge the accuracy of the information contained in the FBI identification record. The procedures for
obtaining a change, correction or updating an FBI identification record are set forth in Title 28, CFR, 16.34.