In order to be fully available to take advantage of all parent volunteer opportunities, the Diocese requires school volunteers to go through Safe Environment Training and a Level II Background Screening. Parents who do not complete this training and bring certificates to the school will not be able to volunteer around children or during school hours.
To complete the certification you must:
1. Attend a Safe Environment Program Training for Access to Children online. Please follow the directions exactly as it says on the document. Once complete you will receive a certificate of completion, which is good for 5 years. The total cost for the online training is $12 for two courses.
2. Fingerprint-Based Background Screening: You must attend one of the locations to get your fingerprints. These have a cost of $55 and are valid for 5 years.
For any questions, please contact the Office of the Safe Environment Program within the Diocese of St. Petersburg at 727-344-1611, ext. 5303