As of August 1, 2020, the Diocese of Colorado Springs implemented the VIRTUS® Programs as its new comprehensive safe environment training platform for adults and children. In summary, the Protecting God’s Children® Program will be the official training for employees and volunteers, while the Empowering God’s Children® Program will be the safe environment training curriculum for children.
The corresponding VIRTUS Online database is an online portal that provides access to your safe environment account. As a volunteer for the Diocese of Colorado Springs, you will have access to your previous training records within the database. When it’s time for you to complete a training document, to obtain recertification training or conduct a background check, you will receive automatic email notification from the VIRTUS website to access your account. The email will contain your VIRTUS User ID, how to reset your password and instructions of the needed requirement.
To access your VIRTUS account prior to receiving the automated email, please click here to be directed to the VIRTUS website and log in as an existing user with user ID. Please click on the following link to reset your password: https://www.virtusonline.org/virtus/forgot_password.cfm If during this process you have difficulty resetting your password, please contact the VIRTUS Helpdesk at [email protected] or at 888-847-8870.
Thank you for your time and talent as a volunteer and thank you for your diligence in making our churches, schools, and ultimately our communities a safer place for all of God’s children.
**Volunteers that completed the UPDATE Training last year do not need to do an update training this year**