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 through– VIRTUS Protecting God’s Children for Adults
        (Online refresher needed every 5 years)
      2. Background Check
      3. Review and signature of the Archdiocesan Code of Conduct

Protecting God’s Children® for Adults is a live training conducted by VIRTUS® certified facilitators on the prevention and reporting of child neglect and abuse. The training makes participants aware of the signs of grooming, neglect and child sexual abuse, the methods and means by which offenders commit abuse, and five easy steps one can use to prevent child sexual abuse. Two videos are the centerpiece of the training: A Time to Protect God’s Children™ and A Plan to Protect God’s Children™.


Upcoming Protecting God’s Children for Adults Sessions

*** Registration through VIRTUS system (English / Españolrequired for all classes. ***

Class Registration Instructions:
AOD Volunteers – English /Español
Clergy and AOD School Employees
AOD Non-School Employees


Post-class Registration Instructions – English / Español



This is a program for adults (18 and over)  on the prevention of child sex abuse.
16- and 17-year-olds may attend with parent/guardian permission only.

Are you due a Safe Environment refresher course or need a past training certificate?

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 “Vulnerable Adults”.
The Archdiocese of Denver Code of Conduct requires that church workers be  mandated reporters 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 introduce this latter 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 resources, visit the “Library” tab in your VIRTUS account.