the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston's "All-Online" Safe Environment Training & Background Check!
This program is required for anyone who works with a ministry that involves persons under the age of 18.
It is also highly recommended for people in all parish ministries and for parents of school-aged children.
CMGConnect replaces the VIRTUS training.
If you have previously completed the Protecting God's Children or Keeping the Promise Alive, that program is valid for 5 years. If 5+ years have passed since you completed that program, it is time to renew your training.
You will receive an email when it is time for you to renew your safe environment training!
It should take approximately an hour to complete all three sessions.
It is not necessary to complete them all at once. Work at your own pace!
These trainings are available in English and Spanish. We will no longer offer live trainings, all Safe Environment trainings will only be available online.
All new employees and volunteers will complete the Safe Haven online training program instead of VIRTUS PGC training. The turnaround time for approval may be approximately two weeks or less.
All individuals must complete the training and complete a background check prior to the start of employment and/or volunteer service.
The 5-year anniversary date is still in place, individuals who recently attended VIRTUS will not be due to complete refresher training until they have met their 5-year anniversary date.
As the 5-year anniversary date is met, individuals will need to log into CMGConnect with their previous personal VIRTUS user id and 1234 as the password. Once the individual logs into their CMGConnect account, they will be able to change their password.