Create your Virtus Account

Requirements for Clergy, Adult/Teen Employees and Volunteers whose role involves direct contact with minors are completed through our Virtus Online system. Instructions to create your online account can be found below by your role.

Do I have direct contact with minors? anyone who works or volunteers when/if a minor may be present is considered to have direct contact with minors. 

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Find My Site Administrator

New Employees and Volunteers, who are required to comply with the Diocese of Rockford’s Safe Environment Policies, will need to contact their Virtus Site Administrator to get instructions on how to complete these requirements. 

All requirements are to be completed before the individual is permitted to work and/or volunteer in the Diocese of Rockford.

If you need assistance with the Virtus System:

Mandated Reporter Online Training

If you are an employee, who has direct contact with minors,

or a volunteer, who holds the title of, C/DRE, C/DYM, Coach/Assistant Coach

you must complete the DCFS Mandated Reporter Online Training per Illinois State Law.

This training will be assigned during the registration process when you set up your Virtus Online Account.

If you need the link again it can be accessed by clicking the image below.

Print the certificate of completion and submit it to your supervisor for credit.

Spanish training available Here

Sexual Harassment Prevention Training

All employees and any volunteer, who holds the title of, C/DRE, C/DYM, Coach/Assistant Coach

you must complete the Diocese of Rockford Sexual Harassment Prevention Training per Illinois State Law annually.

This training will be assigned during the registration process when you set up your Virtus Online Account.

If you need the link again it can be accessed by clicking the image below.

Print the certificate of completion and submit it to your supervisor for credit.

(Spanish)

 

Schedule a Live PGC Training

ALL IN-PERSON TRAINING SESSIONS HAVE BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. ONLINE TRAINING MODULES ARE STILL AVAILABLE TO MEET THE TRAINING REQUIREMENT. (update 6/30/2021)

Below is a list of certified Protecting God’s Children Facilitators for the Diocese of Rockford.  To schedule a live English or Spanish Protecting God’s Children Training Session, the pastor or representative should contact a facilitator within their deanery and make the appropriate arrangements.

A continuación encontrará la lista del facilitadores certificados de Protegiendo a los Niños de Dios para la Diócesis de Rockford. Para agendar una sesión de entrenamiento en vivo de Protegiendo los Niños de Dios, en español o en inglés, el párroco o representante debe comunicarse  con un facilitador dentro del decanato y hacer los arreglos necesarios.

Facilitator NameParishCityDeaneryPhone #
Ballado, Hector  *St. MaryAuroraAurora847-630-0549
Ballado, Norma  *St. MaryAuroraAurora847-630-0438
Lamperis, JohnHoly CrossBataviaAurora630-846-0688
Montes, Luis  *St. JosephElginElgin630-715-7978
Ruiz, Clara  *St. JosephElginElgin224-345-1859
Schwirtz, NormaSt. MaryElizabethFreeport815-238-2317
Christian, RobertaSt. MaryHuntleyMcHenry847-669-5953
Brady-Murfin, KathySt. PatrickMcHenryMcHenry815-814-1414
Blevins, SandraBoylanRockfordRockford815-877-0531
Dunaway, HeatherSt. AnthonyRockfordRockford815-965-2761
Heitkamp, BethSt. BernadetteRockfordRockford815-968-2288
Monaco, MarieSt. MaryOregon/PoloSterling779-861-0113
Regional Director of Religious EducationPhone #Deaneries
Dowling, Mike815-338-8444McHenry, Elgin & Rockford
Vincent, Cindy815-399-4300DeKalb, Sterling & Freeport

** Can teach in English or Spanish   * Can teach in Spanish only

Updated 7/12/2021