Training Adults

VIRTUS Safe Environment Training

As of October 31, 2017, the Diocese of Owensboro is changing its Safe Environment training provider to  VIRTUS, which offers programs to “empower organizations and people to better control risk and improve the lives of all those who interact with the Church.”

The Diocese of Owensboro requires Safe Environment training at least every five years for all employees and for volunteers working with minors.

If you are a new employee or a new volunteer working with minors, or if your most recent training was more than five years ago, you will need to complete VIRTUS’s Safe Environment offering. Your employer or location’s Safe Environment Contact—each parish, school, etc. has one—can assist you.


The VIRTUS system has already assigned you a User ID if at an earlier time you completed Safe Environment training and/or a background check for this diocese.  To find out your User ID and information about taking your required training, please contact either your Safe Environment Contact—each parish, school, etc. has one—or contact the diocesan Office of Safe Environment (270-683-1545) for assistance.


The Diocese of Owensboro has policy requirements for activities involving minors or vulnerable adults.