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Safe Environment Training

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Per Archdiocese of Seattle policy, all teachers, staff, coaches and volunteers must receive Safe Environment training before they are allowed to work with Seton Catholic students.
Safe Environment training includes a live, in-person 2-hour class called "Protecting God's Children," offered at local parishes and Catholic schools. After completing this initial class, you will be required to  update your status via online refresher courses every three years. The initial 2-hour class is the only in-person requirement.
You must pre-register for the live class by going to the Archdiocese's Safe Environment website, VIRTUS ( Both the background check and Safe Environment training must be completed before teaching, working, coaching or volunteering at Seton Catholic High School. If you have any questions, please contact our VIRTUS coordinator, Shelley Pitzer ([email protected]).
How to Register with VIRTUS
  • Go to
  • On the lefthand side of the page, under the Login box,  click "First-Time Registrant"
  • Select "Begin the Registration Process" and follow indicated directions (select Seattle, WA Archdiocese as your preferred diocese)
  • Once you have created your profile, select "Live Training" from the lefthand side of the page (or "Online Training Modules" if you have already complete live training)
  • Click on "Pre-Register for an upcoming live training session" to find local live classes. You must register for the class you wish to attend.