Virtus Update

Update on Virtus:

Essential 3 (E3)

All volunteers 18 years or older who have either regular or unsupervised interaction with minors, must complete the Essential 3 (E3) requirements:

  • Background Check
  • Code of Conduct
  • Safe Environment Training

Effective July 1, 2020 VIRTUS the Safe Environment Training is now going 100% virtual. To create a VIRTUS account and complete the E3 requirements, contact Sheila Swift, Safe Environment Coordinator at

All employees, and volunteers who interact with minors, are required to complete and maintain safe
environment credentials through the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis.

To ensure successful completion of the requirements, follow the information below before creating your VIRTUS account. If you have an existing VIRTUS account, contact Sheila Swift, for volunteers or Jane Schmitz, for employees for assistance so your account can be updated
prior to login.

Total Time Commitment: Approximately 95 minutes

  1. Set aside sufficient time to complete all items without logging out.
    1. Incomplete accounts may result in lost data, requiring you to repeat your setup
  2. Read and follow the directions on the website in the order presented.
    1. Skipping items, fast-forwarding or backing up may corrupt your account and require you to repeat your assignments.
    2. You will:
      a. Complete each registration field as presented on the screen
      b. Complete the Code of Conduct
      c. Complete the Background Check application (SSN is required)
      d. Complete Safe Environment Training (1 module, approximately 75 minutes)
    3. Fill out the 123B form if you are a new volunteer and are planning to work with children or vulnerable adults. Click HERE for the Background Check Form (123B)
    4. Fill out the Volunteer Form if you are a new volunteer and are planning to work with children or vulnerable adults. Click HERE to download the Volunteer Application

VIRTUS website:
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For more information on the Archdiocesan Safe Environment requirements, visit



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