Office of Minor and At-Risk Adult Protection

Safe Environment Classes

The Archdiocese of Denver requires all clergy, all school and Archdiocesan employees, and volunteers working with minors to complete the following:

  1. Initial live (in-person or virtual) Safe Environment Training – VIRTUS Protecting God’s Children for Adults
    (Refresher needed every 5 years)
  2. Background Check
  3. Review and signature of the Archdiocesan Code of Conduct

***To register for the initial LIVE class, you will need a VIRTUS account***

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Pre-Registration Instructions for Clergy and AOD School Employees
Pre- Registration Instructions for AOD Non-School Employees
Pre-Registration Instructions for AOD Volunteers
Instrucciones en Español para Voluntarios
Post-class Registration Instructions – English / Español


This is a program for adults on the prevention of child sex abuse.
16- and 17-year-olds may attend with parent/guardian permission only.


For past Safe Environment training certificates or to complete a 5 year refresher:

Please contact your parish and ask for the Safe Environment Coordinator for further instructions on how to access your record at


The current Safe Environment online refresher course  is titled “Vulnerable Adults”.
By signing the Archdiocese of Denver Code of Conduct, the individual is agreeing to be a mandated reporter for not only child and youth abuse and neglect, but also for at-risk-adult and elder abuse and neglect.
This Vulnerable Adults Training is a way to formally introduce the subject matter and at the same time refresh our commitment to keeping all of the most vulnerable safe from harm.
For those interested in additional child focused training, your VIRTUS account provides an extensive library of resources under the “Toolbox” tab.


Interested in becoming a facilitator of VIRTUS®  Protecting God’s Children programs for your parish or school?  Click below to receive notifications of future training opportunities.

Facilitator Training Interest Form