Initial Safe Environment Training

 "Protecting God's Children" (PGC) Training

 Pre-registration is required.

Click here for the Protecting Gods Children training schedule and to register for this one-time adult awareness training (those 18 years of age and older).

Who must train?

    • All clergy
    • All members of religious orders
    • All parish and diocesan employees, including those who have no contact with children 
    • All volunteers whose ministry or role places them in regular contact with children, young people, or vulnerable adults
  • Completion of a first-time Safe Environment PGC training session is required within 60 days of assumption of duties, employment, or volunteering per diocesan policy.
  • Youth age 16 and 17 may attend with parental permission.  Click here to download permission form (PDF).  
  • For information about re-certification, click here.
  • To complete the screening, participants must pass a criminal background check.  
  • Please contact the Safe Environment Office at (315) 470-1421 with questions regarding initial Safe Environment PGC training.

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