Virtus and Safe Environment Training
The Diocese of Richmond requires that all volunteers who work with children under the age of 18 and/or vulnerable adults, be screened and trained according to the United States Conference of Catholic Bishop's Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People. The Diocese of Richmond requires both of the following programs to be completed prior to beginning your ministry:
- Screening One Background Check
- VIRTUS Safe Environment Training program
- A one-time, three-hour training program.
- Includes periodic online training bulletins for ongoing education.
How to get Trained
In one easy step you can complete your background check and schedule your VIRTUS training session all online! Get started by creating your VIRTUS account:
(make sure to select Richmond, VA as your location from the dropdown menu)
Upcoming training workshops in the area:
- Thursday, August 15, 9:00 a.m., St. Benedict School, Richmond
- Saturday, August 24, 9:00 a.m., Church of the Redeemer, Mechanicsville
- Monday, August 26, 6:00 p.m., St. Edward-Epiphany School, Richmond
- Tuesday, August 27, 6:30 p.m., St. Gertrude High School, Richmond
- Wednesday, August 28, 6:00 p.m., Our Lady of Lourdes School, Richmond
- Wednesday, August 28, 7:00 p.m., St. Gabriel Church, Chesterfield
- Thursday, September 5, 6:00 p.m., All Saints School, Richmond
Thank you for your service and dedication to the safety and protection of the Youth of our Church.