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Plan Ahead--Complete Your Volunteer Certification Requirements Now!

Please view this post for more information about the requirements.

All adult volunteers who work with children are required to fully comply with Diocesan child protection requirements.  This includes volunteers in school, sports, and CCF & Youth Ministry.  The volunteer certification process is much more than just taking a Virtus training class! 

The 4-step certification process includes the following:

  1. Complete this Our Lady of Good Counsel form so we can track the progress of your background check:  https://www.olgcva.org/outreach/serve/volunteer-children/form
  2. Complete the Office of Child Protection background check questionnaire: https://www.arlingtondiocese.org/Child-Protection
  3. Once you have completed the questionnaire in Step 2, you will be prompted to register for and attend the in-person, 4-hour VIRTUS training session (Protecting God's Children for Adults) at a Catholic parish in Northern Virginia.  Follow the directions given in a separate email.  Please do not register for a Virtus training session prior to completing Step 2 above, and do not go directly to the Virtus website to register for a class.  Doing so may lose your record of attending the session!
  4. You will be contacted by Our Lady of Good Counsel via mail to sign and return your CPS Form, which will be generated from the information you submit in step 2.  If there are any problems with the information on your CPS Form, you will be contacted via email by OLGC's Child Protection Liaison.

Questions?  Please contact Christine Moan, Child Protection Liaison, at cmoan@olgcva.org.  Thank you for your volunteer service!