Protecting God’s Children Training is available online!

Before you go to the Virtus website:

       1. You need to allow pop-ups on your web browser in order to print a certificate at the end of the training.
       2. Download the following registration instructions (2 pages), please print out and follow precisely(Spanish).
       3. The training takes approximately 1 hour.  You have the ability to leave the program and resume where you left off.
       4. After completing the training questions, you will be able to print out a certificate.

You can begin the training process at

What do I do if I have taken this training in another diocese?

If you are registered with Virtus, contact the Diocese you took the training in and confirm that you have established an approved and active Virtus account with them.  Then contact Virtus at 888-847-8870 to update your account location and then have them transfer your account to the Diocese of Rockford.  Print out your certificate and provide it to your parish.

How do I register if I don’t have a Virtus account?

If you are not registered with Virtus, provide a copy of your certificate to your parish office and they will forward your information to the Diocese of Rockford Virtus Coordinator.

Find a live session near you!

If you have any questions, please contact Heather Dunaway at 815-399-4300 x 417 or