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Virtus & Fingerprinting

All Faculty, Staff, parent volunteers, or any individual who directly supervises minors for any St. Dorothy Catholic School or Church event must be VIRTUS Certified and Fingerprinted in the database of the Los Angeles Archdiocese. 
VIRTUS
To find a Virtus session, go to 'Virtus' link below and select “Los Angeles – San Gabriel Region (Archdiocese)”
 
On the next page, select Session Type “Protecting God’s Children for Adults” to filter. (Keeping the Promise Alive is recertification only.) Make sure you read the red fine print to make sure it is open to other parishes/schools. Many of the sessions do not allow online registration, so you may need to call the church. Virtus training is free. 
 
Additionally, Virtus Certification and Re-Certification classes are offered monthly at St. Dorothy.  All classes take place on the first Monday of every month and adhere to the following schedule. See the 2024-2025 calendar in the image below.
 
  • Certification Classes - Odd Months (January, March, May, July, September, November)
  • Re-Certification Classes - Even Months (February, April, June, August, October)
 
To register for VIRTUS Certification or Re-Certification classes, email [email protected] 
 
All Fingerprinting must take place at a Los Angles Archdiocese sponsored Fingerprinting event.  The schedule for Fingerprinting throughout the archdiocese can be found using the link below. 
LIVESCAN/FINGERPRINTING
All fingerprint info can be found on ADLA’s fingerprint page using the 'Fingerprinting' link below.
 
Scroll down to “Fingerprinting Calendars” to look for locations and dates. You will need to call the provided number to schedule an appointment and they are first come, first served. These fingerprint sessions are free.
 
If you cannot find an appointment convenient to you, you can alternately do a Livescan at UPS/Postal Annex/etc. for a fee (usually ~$20-25). Scroll down to "Applicant Questionnaire" and follow the directions to receive an official, personalized Livescan form (they usually reply on the same day). You have to bring this form to the location you choose. You can look up Livescan locations here: https://oag.ca.gov/fingerprints/locations?county=Los%20Angeles