As part of the ongoing mission of the safety of our children, Carencro Catholic follows the policy of the Diocese of Lafayette's Safe Environment program. All CCS employees must be Safe School certified annually. Along with our faculty and staff, ANYONE who would like to attend field trips, coach CCS athletics, or substitute teach must be certified also. Below is a breakdown of the levels of certification and recertification through Virtus Online.
INITIAL - The very first INITIAL certification must be done in person at any church parish office or school that offers Safe School Certification. Carencro Catholic offers initial certification once a year in the fall. If you are unable to attend, you may go to another church parish. Please contact CCS first for further instructions. When attending, please know your social security number, driver's license number, and the name, address, and phone number of TWO references for paperwork.
The initial certification is good for one year. At the end of that year, you will need to complete the recertification process online. You should get a reminder email from Virtus when it is time to recertify.
RECERTIFICATION - To RECERTIFY, you will need to visit Virtus Online and click the "First Time Registration" link. Follow the prompts to select your organization and create your username and password. (Please keep a record of this information. You will need it next year to update your training). After the registration process is complete, you will need to reopen Virtus and sign in with the username and password you created. Once you are logged in, you can begin your online training. To recertify, go to www.virtus.org.
This recertification is good for one year. At the end of that year, you will need to complete the training update. You should get a reminder email from Virtus when it is time.
SECOND TIME ONLINE USERS - Only those individuals who have completed INITIAL training AND have completed the Virtus Online RECERTIFICATION are eligible to update using the "Login For Existing Accounts" link. Using the username and password created during the recertification process, you can visit www.virtus.org and log in. Once logged in, click on the Training tab and click on your online training session.
All certifications are only good for one year. At the end of each year, you will need to log in and complete the necessary training updates. You should get a reminder email from Virtus when it is time to do so.