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. “All other adults” includes contractors, vendors, consultants, licensees, Memo of Understanding personnel, state/federal service providers, and others who wish to have access to children, youth, and vulnerable adults.
The Diocese of St. Petersburg Policy for the Protection of Children and Vulnerable Adults requires that in addition to a FBI/FDLE (AFRNP) Level 2 background check, all adults who may have unsupervised access to or the care, responsibility, or supervision of children, youth, or vulnerable adults must complete SEP certification every 5 years. This certification process is done through CMG Connect and is the only training that the Diocese of St. Petersburg currently accepts.
To start your SEP training, please click here.
The online training module consists of child safety training and vulnerable adult training combined. However, Eucharistic Minister of Holy Communion to the Homebound and Pastoral Care Provider (EMHC/PCP) training will no longer be administered by the Safe Environment Program Office.
Eucharistic Minister of Holy Communion to the Homebound (EMHC)training will now be performed by the parish homebound ministry leader. Pastoral Care Provider (PCP) training will now be provided by the ministry leader charged with providing pastoral care in your parish.
If your parish does not have an EMHC ministry leader or a pastoral care ministry leader, please contact the Office of Worship 727-344-1611, ext. 5418 for assistance.