Requirements for Active Clergy:

  1. PA State Police Criminal History Check (Please pick “Employment” for Purpose of Request)
  2. PA Child Abuse History Certification (Please pick option that starts with “Individual 14 years of age or older who is applying for or holding a paid position as an employee with a program, activity or service, as a person responsible for the child’s welfare or having direct contact with children…”)
  3.  FBI Federal Check with Fingerprinting  SERVICE CODE:  1KG756
  4. Signed Code of Pastoral Conduct  or Signed Code of Pastoral Conduct in Spanish
  5. Safe Environment Training
    • VIRTUS Protecting God’s Children Program
    • VIRTUS Mandated and Ethical Reporter Training

All Clergy from outside the Diocese of Scranton must provide a Letter of Suitability to the Vicar for Clergy Office.

Background Checks are valid for FIVE (5) years.

Mandatory Safe Environment Continued Training is completed on your online VIRTUS account monthly. The first Sunday of every month VIRTUS releases a new monthly bulletin to read and submit an answer to one question.