VIRTUS: Safeguard the Children & Fingerprinting

Registering for a VIRTUS session
  1. Go to the VIRTUS website
  2. When the Homepage comes up, click “First-Time Registrant” in the green box on the left.
  3. Next, click on “View a List of Sessions” at the top of the page.
  4. Under “Select Your Organization” scroll down to: Los Angeles – Our Lady of the Angels Region (Archdiocese)
  5. Selecting the Correct VIRTUS Session Protecting God’s Children Session
    1. All first time participants must take the 3-hour Protecting God’s Children Session.
      1. All participants whose certificate has expired by more than 30 days must also retake the Protecting God’ Children Session. (See expiration date on the front of your current certificate)
    2. Keeping the Promise Alive Recertification
      1. If you are recertifying and current certificate is not more than 30 days past the expiration date, you may take a 1 ½ hour Keeping the Promise Alive Session.
    3. Option #3 Recertification
      1. If you have been reading the VIRTUS Online Monthly Bulletins for the past four (48 Bulletins) or more, you may qualify for an Option #3 Recertification. If you think this applies to you please contact
  6. Following the Instructions in the “Notes” Section
    1. Once you have selected the correct session you must follow the instructions in the “Notes” section to see if you should register on VIRTUS online or if you are required to call the parish!
    2. If it is a “closed” session, you must select another session.
Registering for Fingerprinting
  1. Go to the Archdiocese of Los Angeles Fingerprinting Page.
  2. Scroll down to "Fingerprinting Calendars".
  3. Click on a calendar for the month that you are interested in getting fingerprinted.
  4. Choose the fingerprinting date/location most convenient for you and call the number listed to make an appointment.