Virtus training

The Archdiocese of Washington requires all employees and volunteers that have contact with children must complete the requirements of the Child Protection policy.

The requirements include on-line registration, completion of an application, background check, as well as attendance at the Protecting God’s Children workshop.

  1. Below are step-by-step instructions for completing the necessary requirements:
    Register for an account at At this time, sign up for a date to attend the Virtus training (Protecting God’s Children for Adults).
  2. Download, print, and fill out the Volunteer Application (also can be picked up at the school)
  3. Return the completed Volunteer Application to the school, Attn: Child Protection Coordinator
  4. Attend a 3 hour course on Child Lures: dates and times of courses found on the Virtus website.

These three things must be completed before a Background Check can be performed. Background checks are performed here at the school by appointment. You must bring:

  1. Two forms of State Issued Identifications (one must be a Photo ID)
  2. Signed Acknowledgement form attached in the back of the Child Protection Policy booklet which you will receive at the Child Lures class.
  3. Child Protection Certificate issued at the Child Lures class.