The Diocese of St. Petersburg Policy for the Protection of Children and Vulnerable Adults requires Safe Environment Program (SEP) Training for all adults who wish to have unsupervised access to and or the care, responsibility, and or supervision of children and youth and vulnerable adults. All employees are required to take this child safety/vulnerable adult training as a condition of employment regardless of said access.
SEP training is also required for all other adults who wish to have unsupervised access to and or the care, responsibility and supervision of children, youth, and vulnerable adults. To read more about the program and its resources, click here to visit the Safe Environment page on DOSP’s website.
How to become Safe Environment Certified:
1. Complete the SEP Training Course:
Click hereto begin the course, be sure to register as a volunteer at CTK.
The course will take approximately one hour.
Upon completion, your certificate will be available under the ‘completed training’ section. We recommend printing two copies of the certificate.
Turn in one certificate to the office of CTK in which you are volunteering (Religious Ed Office, Youth Ministry, etc.) Keep the other certificate for your records!
2. Complete Level II Background Check:
Click here to make your appointment for fingerprinting, be sure to register as a volunteer at CTK. You must schedule an appointment in order to be fingerprinted.
Bring your confirmation email to the appointment.
Christ the King will receive your clearance directly from the DOSP.
Remember, both the online course and fingerprinting must be completed in order volunteer at the church in the capacities outlined above. Your SEP Training and Level II Background Check will be valid for five years. Thank you for helping to keep our children and vulnerable adults safe!
About the Safe Environment Program:
The Safe Environment Program (SEP) is mandated by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, the Florida Conference of Catholic Bishops, the Diocese of St. Petersburg, and certain Florida statues to protect children, youth, and vulnerable adults from abuse, especially sexual abuse.
For more information, click here to visit their website or contact the DOSP Safe Environment Program Office at 727.344.1611, ext. 5303.