Initial Training for Adults


At this time, Safe Environment training sessions are canceled until July 15, 2020.   Individuals who need to attend either the initial or recertification Safe Environment training, except for volunteers whose credentials are suspended, will be given additional time to complete the training requirement.  The grace period will be determined upon the resolution of the health crisis. As we continue to monitor the Coronavirus, these directives may be modified.

Please contact the Office of Safe Environment at 314.470.1465  or at if you have any questions or concerns. 


Click HERE to download the initial Safe Environment training schedule and to register for this one-time adult awareness training (those 18 years of age and older).   Pre-registration is required.

Completion of the initial 2.5 hour Safe Environment training session is required within 60 days of assumption of duties, employment, or volunteering per diocesan policy.

To complete the credentialing process, participants must pass a criminal background check.  


The initial Safe Environment training is required for:

  • All clergy. 
  • All members of religious orders.
  • All parish and diocesan employees, including those who have no contact with children.
  • Adult volunteers whose ministry or role places them in regular contact with children, young people, or vulnerable adults.

Although not required, 16 and 17 year old employees and volunteers may attend training with parental permission.

Please contact the Safe Environment office if you have already attended an initial Safe Environment training in another diocese.

Please contact the Safe Environment Office with any questions, assistance with your registration, or if you need to cancel your registration for any reason: 315-470-1421 or


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