Cogent fingerprinting refers to a system used by businesses and government agencies to perform fingerprint-based background checks for applicants. Applicants must register their information with 3M Cogent before proceeding to a collection site where their fingerprints will be taken and submitted.
3M Cogent works in partnership with state organizations and businesses to provide statewide access to fingerprint processing services for applicants who are pursuing positions that require fingerprint-based background checks. The Cogent system presents several different fingerprinting options that are easily linked to major background check databases throughout the United States. Cogent's statewide coverage network includes: Alabama, Arkansas, California, Georgia, Michigan, Ohio and Pennsylvania.