Virtus Training

The Archdiocese of Los Angeles is requiring that all ADULTS who work or volunteer, with or around children/youth/vulnerable adults, within the parish church, school, religious education, Scouts, coaching, etc., paid as well as volunteers, attend a VIRTUS Training Session to be more aware of the safety of all of our children and youth. Visit this link for more information:

How to find a VIRTUS session; please email Brenda Cabrera for upcoming VIRTUS Schedule.


This adult education component helps prevent child sexual abuse by first making every adult employee and volunteer aware of the issues surrounding child sexual abuse. This includes awareness of the many ways that sexual abuse harms its victims, their families, the parish and the community. The awareness session (VIRTUS) helps adults learn to recognize the warning signs of abuse, and it shows them the appropriate way to respond to suspicious behavior.

There are two types of sessions:

  • “Protecting God’s Children” – the initial 3 hours session – required
  • “Keeping the Promise Alive” – recertification ONLY session

After your training, please remember to register on  and make copies of your certificate to give to ministry leaders. Keep your original in a safe place.

Re-certification is required every 4 years prior to expiration date.

Below is a list of upcoming trainings at St. Barnabas.

Next training at St. Barnabas is:


You may find other training sessions by visiting:
Select “Registration” on the right
(St. Barnabas is listed in the Los Angeles-San Pedro Region)

Current with all of your online training bulletins? Please review Option 3 below.

Option #3

This option applies to a small number of people who registered on VIRTUS Online immediately following their VIRTUS Protecting God’s Children session. These participants have read approximately 50 “Protecting God’s Children for Adults” training bulletins, completed the re-certification quizzes and been issued printed re-certification certificates from VIRTUS. If you think you qualify for this option please email: with your name, parish and region (St. Barnabas is in the San Pedro Region).