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Safe Environment Clearance for Volunteers


The Catholic Diocese of San Diego requires that all volunteers complete Safe Environment Clearance before working with children.  Online training, provided through the CMG (Catholic Mutual Group) Connect Program, is a mandatory condition for volunteering in our Catholic schools.

St. Gregory the Great Catholic School community is deeply grateful and very blessed at the level of parent involvement and engagement in supporting the life of the school. Volunteering in the classrooms, driving on field trips, organizing, and facilitating school events, coaching sports teams, are some of the many ways our wonderful volunteers make STGGCS a very special learning environment.
Many of our parent volunteers have already completed the diocesan Safe Environment Clearance requirement.  To undergo Safe Environment training visit,  Parents who have completed Live Scan fingerprinting in the past through the Diocese are not required to complete Curriculum: A. Background Check of CMG Connect but still need to complete Curriculum: B. Safe Environment.  All other parent volunteers are required to complete both A. Background Check and B. Safe Environment.
Volunteers Need:
A.  Background Check (does not apply to volunteers who are Live Scanned)
B.  Safe Environment Curriculum
* Defensive Driving Curriculum (if you plan to drive for field trips)
* Proof of a current TB test within the last 4 years (Please submit directly to the school office.)
Online Instructions:
  • Register for a new account - Enter details
  • Select you school - St. Gregory the Great School (be sure to click school and not parish)
  • Select a Role - Volunteer
  • Click Register my Account
  • View a series of videos
  • Answer the questions following each video
  • Read the Code of Ethical Standards document.
The CMG website tracks your progress and it is not necessary to view the entire video training at one siting.


  • When your training is complete, please print your Certificate of Completion (button on left screen). You will need to wait a moment for the certificate to be generated.
  • The Certificates of Completion for A & B must be submitted to the school office. A check made payable to STGGCS for $20 is due from volunteers who complete the curriculum A. Background Check.