Sex Offender Registry Search

What is it?

A sex offender registry search that is included with a national criminal check assists in identifying individuals that may or may not be registered as a sex offender in their current state of residence, can help identify where a subject has failed to register, or can help determine if someone who was previously registered in another state has failed to register in their new or current state of residence.

A state-of-residence sex offender registry search is an additional manual search option that will check a public sex offender registry maintained by the state agency in the state where the subject currently resides.  

Conducting both a national criminal check and state sex offender registry search can help provide additional due diligence in identifying a potential registered sex offender, particularly for candidates that may be in contact with vulnerable populations such as children or the elderly.


Why use the Sex Offender Search?

To perform diligent hiring and to help ensure a quality workplace, conduct a sex offender registry search on job candidates.  Taking precautions during pre-employment can help protect other employees and customers from potential harm. Conducting both a national criminal check and the state-of-residence sex offender search will offer a broader view of your candidate. 

What sources does Background Direct® use?

The national criminal check accesses criminal data sources including information from all of the following: Departments of Correction; Administrative Office of Courts; individual county courts; state-specific criminal record repositories; a proprietary criminal record data and sex offender registry records from 47 states plus Washington, D.C.  Nevada and Massachusetts have restricted use of their State Sex Offender Registry records. First Advantage cannot provide a Nevada state sex offender registry search. Massachusetts access will require Certification from client that they meet MA access requirements.


NOTE: Each state has specific definitions and laws regarding which crimes will require an offender to register.

Which packages include the Sex Offender Registry Search?

Sex offender registry searches are included with the Choice Package (CH), Plus Package (PL) and Premium Package (PR), or may be added to the Drivers Package (MV) for insight into whether or not a candidate is included on a sex offender registry. 

Why us?

Background Direct® provides a world-class experience by using an intuitive interface to present a candidate’s background check data to employers.  With a sophisticated system, businesses can minimize the risk of investing in the wrong candidates. 

Have questions? Want to get started today?

Call Background Direct® at 1-877-433-9779 for more information, or fill out our form and a member of our team will reach out to you.

Have questions? Want to get started today?

Call Background Direct™ at 1-877-433-9779 for more information, or fill out our form and a member of our team will reach out to you.