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VIRTUS training program replaced with Safe Haven

Sunday, January 13, 2019 9:01 PM | Tracy Rijken (Administrator)

Effective January 1, 2019, the VIRTUS training has been replaced with the new Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston Safe Environment Online Program, SAFE HAVEN: It's Up to You. The online training consists of a 3-part video series and will include a criminal background check. There will no longer be in classroom instruction; all training will be online (First, Refresher and all future trainings).

These online trainings are available in English and Spanish. The VIRTUS database will no longer be accessible.

If your VIRTUS was current - it will transfer over to SAFE HAVEN. Your renewal date will be the same.

Individuals with Previous VIRTUS training

The 5-year anniversary date is still in place for refreshers. To complete Re-certification training as your 5-year anniversary date is met, please follow the steps below:

  1. To access the CMGConnect website go to We strongly recommend using Google Chrome as your web browser for optimal performance.
  2. Choose Galveston-Houston Diocese - hit "Go"
  3. lick on "Sign-In Here" box at the top right corner. You will need to log in using your previous VIRTUS user id or the email address on file and 1234 as the password. (Once you login, you can always change your password.) Please do NOT Register for a New Account. Once you have signed in, you will be able to view your certification expiration.

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