Protecting Our Youth


The Diocese of Orlando is required by the United States Catholic Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) to follow certain guidelines with regard to safe environment training”. As are all other archdioceses and dioceses, we are required to undergo regular audits by the USCCB to be sure that we are in compliance with those regulations.


All parish and school volunteers who have already been fingerprinted

are required to complete this training by December 31, 2008.


In addition, all new volunteers, along with being fingerprinted, will now be required to complete “safe environment training” prior to being permitted to participate in entity activities. Diocesan entities will not receive clearances for volunteers to participate in activities until the HR/Fingerprinting Office receives proof of training completion. 


Option 1

Website video entitled “Protecting Our Youth”   (THIS OPTION IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED)


In an effort to make the training easily available to our volunteers, the Diocese has placed a training video directly on their website, entitled Protecting our youth 2008 video and test


In order to fulfill the training obligation using this option, volunteers must watch the video (approximately 20 minutes) and successfully complete an online quiz, consisting of 13 questions. Pass/fail results are sent directly to the HR/Fingerprinting Office, which records the pass/fail status for the volunteer.


Directions to view the video training: 

1.  Type the following in your web browser:


2.  When prompted, please use the following:       User Login:                 chancery

                                                                                    Password:        gr8ful


3.  Click on “Protecting our Youth 2008 Video and Test”

                                                                                    Test password:             july08 


4.       View 20 minute video


5.       Complete the 13 question quiz and submit.



Option 2

Onsite DVD Presentation of “Protecting Our Youth”

            Many parishes will be offering training sessions at their respective locations. If

            You are interested in attending one of these 2-hour sessions please go to our web site

    for a list of times and locations.