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 We are excited to announce that all safeguarding training may be done online!  

The Diocese of Northwest Texas is committed to fostering communities where people can explore their faith, exercise their ministries, and live out their vocations in safe and healthy settings. We are committed to keeping everyone safe, especially our children and youth.  In order to better accomplish this, the Executive Council has amended our Policy for Protection of Children and Youth, authorizing all training in these areas to be done either online or in person at an onsite training session. All persons - lay and clergy - who work with children and youth and those who oversee them (including vestries), must complete the Safeguarding God's Children training. Clergy are also required to complete the Safeguarding God's People modules.

According to the Church Pension Group who oversees the Safeguarding programs, Safeguarding Online has been developed in response to the requests from Episcopal Church clergy and lay leaders for more flexible, easy-to-access, and cost-effective training.

Safeguarding Online provides training in short, focused courses that can normally be completed in 30-45 minutes per course. These courses can be taken from any location where a high-speed Internet connection is available.

Please click this link for a listing of the required courses for volunteers and employees.

To Enroll:

  1. Go to website PraesidiumInc.com/enroll
  2. Enter the registration code: dionwtx
  3. Fill out the form and click the link to enroll (Remember to choose your correct church/organization from the dropdown menu)
  4. Print the page or write down your user login and password for future reference.
  5. To begin taking training immediately, click the link or follow the instructions to the right to login later.

To Begin Training:

  1. Go to website PraesidiumInc.com/login
  2. Enter your user login and password. Then click Login.
  3. Click on the course image or title to begin.

New Users must submit to a background check:

  1. Upload the authorization form, complete, and return to your church office or the Bishop’s office. 

We will still offer on-sight training if it is requested.  All safeguarding training must be renewed every three years. 

For more information on the diocesan safeguarding program, please contact Elizabeth Thames in the Bishop’s office at ethames@nwtdiocese.org or 806-763-1370.