(a) The Department of Public Safety and the State Department of Education shall cooperatively schedule sufficient training throughout the state to train all local superintendents of education, or their duly appointed representatives, in proper fingerprinting techniques.

Terms Used In Alabama Code 16-22A-8. Fingerprint training courses

  • nonpublic school: Any nonpublic or private school, including parochial schools, not under the jurisdiction of the State Superintendent of Education and the State Board of Education, yet providing educational services to children. See Alabama Code 16-22A-3
  • state: The word "state," when applied to the different parts of the United States, includes the District of Columbia and the several territories of the United States. See Alabama Code 1-1-1

(b) The chief executive officers of nonpublic schools shall arrange with the Department of Public Safety for sufficient training in proper fingerprinting techniques of their superintendent, headmaster, or other duly appointed representatives.

(c) The Department of Public Safety shall notify the State Superintendent of Education regarding the dates and times of scheduled training sessions. The State Superintendent of Education shall then notify all local superintendents of education.

(d) Nonpublic schools required or desiring to participate in fingerprint training sessions shall contact the Department of Public Safety for information concerning dates, times, and cost of training.

(e) The State Superintendent of Education and the Department of Public Safety shall train sufficient personnel to ensure implementation of this chapter.

(f) Nonpublic school employers required to submit fingerprint cards pursuant to this article shall properly train their own representatives to ensure the implementation of this article.

(g) The Department of Public Safety may charge a reasonable fee for the training on proper fingerprinting techniques, provided that the fee is standard and equal for all participants in the program, regardless of whether the participant represents a public or nonpublic entity.

(h) The Department of Public Safety shall furnish standard fingerprint cards to the State Department of Education, local employing boards, and, upon request, to nonpublic schools to be used only by those personnel who have been trained in proper fingerprinting techniques.

(Act 99-361, p. 566, §8; Act 2002-457, p. 1171, §1.)