Returning Volunteers - Annual Renewal

All volunteers must renew Safe Environment training each year. This is done by completing an online renewal class.
The Diocese of Dallas has implemented a new “Foundational” training, named MinistrySafe, for the Safe Environment Program.  All employees and volunteers of St. Joseph Church and School are required to take the MinistrySafe training course as their annual retraining this year.  The training is accomplished via the internet.  It consists of nine chapters and will require approximately 90 minutes to complete.  Be aware that you may log out of the training at the end of any chapter, and log back in again selecting the next chapter to continue, so you don’t have to devote an entire 90 minutes at one time.

At the end of the training you will be required to complete a 25-question examination on the material.  Upon completion of the exam, with a score of 70%, or higher, you will be issued a certificate of completion and your record in the Safe Environment database will be updated to reflect your successful completion of your annual retraining.  Since the database will be updated, the Safe Environment officer does not need an image of the certificate.


Please follow the instructions below to access the training module.

Go to the MyObligations web page by clicking the following link:

Fill in the First Name field.

Fill in the Last Name field.

Fill in the Street Address field.

Click the Search button.  This will take you to a verification page titled Welcome.

Correct any personal fields, as required, and then click the Update Information and Continue button at the bottom of the page.

This will take you to a page with a section titled: Classes available to take online.

Click on the link:  Standard Sexual Abuse Awareness Training (MinistrySafe) {or Spanish Sexual Abuse Awareness Training (MinistrySafe) for Spanish speakers}

Complete training module.

After training is renewed, returning volunteers must complete and submit a Badge Request Form in order to receive an ID badge for the new school year. (Badge Request Form is at the bottom of this page.) When your form is received, your Safe Environment training status will be verified and your badge will be printed. You may turn the form into the school office, or you may scan and email it to Please allow 14 days for processing.  IMPORTANT NOTE RE: BADGES:  All volunteers are required to wear their badge to identify themselves while on campus.  It must be visible to staff and students at all times.  Your picture ID badge is confirmation that you have been cleared through the Diocesan Safe Environment program. 
If you have any questions regarding Safe Environment requirements, please call Janie Pouttu at 972-234-4679 or email