Per Federal Law, all sexual offenders must register when they change residences. Currently, there are more than 386,000 registered sex offenders nationwide. Sexual offender registry searches are statewide searches of registered sex offender databases. Quality Counts, Inc. urges this search for all candidates but specifically for those candidates entering the Education field, Restaurant Organizations, Health Care Organizations, Real Estate or any organization which has on-site childcare, patients or other people at high risk. We also recommend that the candidate execute a separate release form for this search.