For 2018-2019

We are moving to a new platform for Adult Training and Background checks beginning in August of 2018. This platform is hosted at Catholic Mutual Group’s CMG Connect. Your parish or school Site Administrator is receiving more information. You can ask her/him about the change or watch this space for more information. Of course, you may always contact Catholic Education Ministries at 320-251-0111 with questions.


Instructions for Logging into Safe Environment Training and Background Checking at CMG Connect (

If you have had your background checked within the last four years:

Your account is already in the system! Check with your Site Administrator for your username and password, or try it yourself!

  1. Go to and click on the green Sign in Here button on the top right.
  2. Use this format for your username:   legalfirstname.lastname.dosc (example – Betty Jones would type in Elizabeth.Jones.dosc)
  3. Your site administrator will have your password for you, which you will want to change upon first login.
  4. Log in. If there is an error, you have no account, so you’ll need to Register for a New Account (see below).
  5. Make sure your Profile is complete and correct.
  6. Do the “RENEWAL TRAINING – A Safe Side of the Line (St Cloud)” which will NOT prompt you to have your background checked.

If you are new, or have a background check that expires this year or before:

  1. Go to and fill in the information under Register for a New Account and complete the information requested.
  2. Do the “Safe Environment Training (St Cloud)” which WILL prompt you to have your background checked.


Last Year’s 2017-2018 Training for Reviewal

Here is the 2017-2018 Adult Training in case you want to review it

Step 1: Sign a Criminal Background Check Release Form and return it to your Safe Environment Contact person if you have not done so within the past 5 years

Step 2: Read the Diocesan Sexual Misconduct Policy.

  • Policy (Revised, April 2017. English, PDF)
  • Política (The new policy will be translated. Spanish, DOC)

Step 3: Read the Ethics and Integrity Guidelines.

Step 4: Watch the following video: “Creating a Safe Environment: Building a Community of Trust”.

Step 5: Complete the questionnaire below, click “submit,” and wait for the confirmation notice.

This will document the completion of your annual safe environment training (refresh the page if you don’t see the training questions below).
Note: After you click “Submit”, you should see a message saying “Your online training is complete!” If it doesn’t appear, please click here, answer the questions, and click “Submit” again.

FOR TRAINERS DOING FACE TO FACE TRAINING: You may download the Word (DOC) or PDF version of this questionnaire to make copies for your group. Each participant will need to sign it, and you will want to keep the signed forms on file.

Also, you may download the video by right clicking here (MP4) and selecting Save As… , Save Target As…, or Save Link as… depending on your browser. That way, Internet access during your showing is not an issue. You can play the video right from your computer.

Safe Environment Online Questionnaire

  • *** If you do not choose a Parish or School from this drop down list, you must choose “None, fill in “Other” below” and then fill in the “Other or Additional Parish(es) or School(s)” field below with the city and name of your organization, or else your training cannot be processed.


You must click the “Submit” button for the information to be sent. If there is any problem seeing the questions, click here to reload the form.