Shield the Vulnerable

The Diocese of Sacramento requires adults who will be volunteering at St. Francis High School to complete an online training program entitled "Shield the Vulnerable."

How to Take the Online Course

No special hardware, software, or training is necessary. If you have access to the internet via a PC or Macintosh computer, you can complete this course.

The course takes 1 to 1.5 hours and you can pause and return anytime to the same place and finish the course (just remember your Login ID and Password).

If you have previously completed this course, submit a copy of the Certificate of Completion to the SFHS Dean of Students Office. If not, please follow the instructions below.


  • Go to:
  • Click "Diocese Sign Up: Adult" tab
  • Select your diocese from list of dioceses
  • Complete the Registration:
    • User/Login Tab: Fill in the requested information and create your own login. Only one person can be named on the registration.
    • Diocesan Affiliation Tab: Select who you are (employee, volunteer, or parent).
    • Occupation Tab: Whatever your diocesan affiliation you MUST identify whether you're mandatory or ethical reporter.
    • Background Check Tab: If your diocese requires a background check, this tab will appear.
    • Summary Tab: Review your registration and if correct and you "Accept" the license, click "Confirm Registration."
  • Click "Start" button on My Course page
  • Acknowledge Diocesan Policies and print your Certificate of Completion
  • Submit copy of certificate to SFHS Dean of Students, 5900 Elvas Avenue, Sacramento, CA 95819.