Update Training

If you have not been cleared before at All Saints (all cleared adults would have received a badge with red lanyard) or been cleared at another parish in the Diocese of Dallas, you will need to follow these steps to achieve initial clearance.

All Safe Environment cleared adults are required to update their training annually.  You only need to select one option below to satisfy this requirement and you can update your training even if your clearance has lapsed for a year or more.  Try to select a training that is relevant to your ministry (for example, those working with senior adults could take the training Seniors and Telemarketing Fraud.  Most options take about 30 minutes to complete.

While updating an individual's clearance and creating a new badge does not take long, there are times when many people update their clearance at once, creating a backlog.  Please allow 1 week to update your clearance and create a new badge.



Did you complete a training not listed here or find a great resource about keeping kids or vulnerable adults safe?

Contact the Safe Environment Director (ehorsley@allsaintsdallas.org) to see if it can count as an update training.  You may even see it listed here in the future! 


badge pictures

If you would like a new picture for your badge, please email a jpeg image to ehorsley@allsaintsdallas.org.  Badge pictures should be good quality and include head and shoulders (like your driver's licence photo) (please don't just copy your driver's license photo, have a friend take a new photo).


Online Options Through the Diocese

These training options are available through the Diocese of Dallas.  Options in English include: Battling Substance Abuse for Every Person, Bullying Prevention, Family of Faith, Internet Danger, Keeping the Promise Alive, Safeguarding Our Seniors, Slavery Out of The Shadows, Smarter Adults - Safer Children, The Little Voice, and The Unconscious Truth.

Opciones de actualización en español en la diócesis: Familia De Fe Online, Manteniendo Viva la Promesa, y Programa para Prevenir la Intimidacion.

To access the training options, log in with your first and last name and your street address.  Please note, this may be an old street address if the database has not been updated recently.  You will be asked to verify your contact information, then proceed to the training.  The safe environment director will be notified automatically when you complete the training.  No further action is necessary on your part.

Diocese of Dallas Online Training



In-Person Classes

The training update requirement may be satisfied by one of the many in-person classes available at locations throughout the diocese.  You can choose to refresh your knowledge by retaking Family of Faith/Familia de fe or by taking a new class.  The safe environment director will be notified when you complete the training.  Note: if you have not been cleared at All Saints before but you have been cleared somewhere else in the diocese, make sure the instructor knows to send your class certificate to All Saints.  No further action is necessary on your part.

Register for Classes

You may also request an in-person class (at least 15 participants) by contacting the safe environment director (ehorsley@allsaintsdallas.org).  



Other Training Options

ATTENTION: If you complete one of the options below, you must also sign the new Social Media Policy in order to receive a new badge.

Select an option below to complete the training.  Submit documentation (usually a certificate or a signature form and quiz) to the Safe Environment Director (ehorsley@allsaintsdallas.org) or drop off at the church or school office.

While it is helpful to complete a training that corresponds to your primary ministry, you are not restricted as to which training you complete in order to fulfill the annual update requirement.

For those working with children For those working with seniors For those working with other vulnerable adults

New for 2017! National Federation of State High School Associations Online Training Courses (dozens of courses covering topics such as Bullying, Social Media, and Positive Parenting) Please note that, while many of the courses are offered for free, some require payment. The church will NOT reimburse participants for course fees. Also, please choose a course related to safety. For example, the course on Bullying is acceptable, the course on music adjudication is not.

NEW for 2017! Teaching Digital Citizenship (scroll to the bottom to log in/register)

Boy Scouts of America Youth Protection Course (available in English and Spanish)

Cyber Safety Town Hall Meeting 2006

Internet Safety: What You Don't Know Can Hurt Your Child

What Can We Do About Child Abuse?

iKeepSafe - Internet Safety

Dallas Children's Advocacy Center Resources

Reporting Suspected Abuse or Neglect of a Child

A Safe Haven Starts at Home (Once on the website, go to the heading ‘For Parents’ and register.  Follow instructions from there to watch a video, take a test and receive a certificate.  Once you receive the certificate submit to ehorsley@allsaintsdallas.org or drop off at office)

Seniors and Telemarketing Fraud


Domestic and Family Violence


Additional options are available on DVD from the Parish Library such as Family of Faith, The Good Shepherd, and The Good Samaritan.