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Fulton County Schools Coach Registration
All coaches who wish to provide non-paid services, duties and responsibilities pertaining to the care, safety and well-being of the Fulton County School System students must have a national and state background check conducted prior to their volunteer service to the system. According to Georgia law, O.C.G.A 35-3-34.2, volunteers who may have unsupervised access to children may submit to a fingerprint screening, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and a state, Georgia screening of their criminal history. The criminal history check is to "determine suitability (and fitness) of a potential child care provider," who may be responsible for the safety and well-being of children. (National Child Protection Act section 3(a) (1)) Disqualifying criminal history information for volunteer services may include, but is not limited to, any convictions of child abuse crimes, exploitation, physical or mental abuse, negligent treatment or maltreatment of a child by any person.
NOTE: Coach badges are good for a period of 2 years from the date of issuance. If you already have a badge, please make sure it has expired before you apply for a new one!
Effective February 14, 2022
Photography and Badging will occur on
8 a.m. - 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
STEP ONE: Complete Registration and Volunteer Application
If you have NOT already completed the chaperone registration form AND completed the online volunteer application, you must do both before continuing to STEP TWO.
Be sure to return to this page to finish this process!
STEP TWO: Fingerprinting/Background Check
You must register and pay for fingerprinting and background check.
Please visit: https://pci.aps.gemalto.com/gaperlpub/landing_page_1.pl
Click on Applicant Registration
Click on Education Agencies (EA)
Click on Public Schools
Read Privacy Rights; check box ("I have read and accepted these terms"); click Continue
For "Agency", select Fulton County Board of Education from the dropdown list
For "Reason", select Public Schools - Volunteers/Contractors Providing Direct Care from the dropdown list
For "Position Applied for", type Coach and School Name
For "Payment", select Credit Card or Money Order from the dropdown list ($51.50 total cost)
Complete all areas highlighted in yellow. Click Continue and follow the instructions.
STEP THREE: Find a Fingerprint Location
You should receive an email confirming your registration before proceeding to a fingerprint location.
Once you have received your confirmation email, proceed to be fingerprinted at an approved location. Sites and hours can be found at: https://www.aps.gemalto.com/ga/index.htm. Select "Find A Fingerprint Location" from the left side of the page.
STEP FOUR: Report for Badging
Report to the Fulton County Schools Administrative Building located at 6201 Powers Ferry Road, Atlanta, GA 30339 to be photographed and badged (no earlier than 48 hours, but no later than 30 days after being fingerprinted). Photographing and badging occurs on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday (8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.)