Fingerprinting and Safe Environment Training Information

The Diocese of Orlando is required by the United States Catholic Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) to follow certain guidelines with regard to Safe Environment Training. As are all other Archdioceses and Dioceses, we are required to undergo regular audits by the USCCB to be sure that we are in compliance with those regulations.

All church personnel and volunteers working with children and vulnerable populations must complete Safe Environment Training in addition to a background/fingerprint clearance. In an effort to ensure the safety of those persons under the care of the Diocese, all Church Personnel and Volunteers, ages 15 and older, will be required to submit a completed Criminal Background Check Form as well as a complete set of fingerprints so as to facilitate a criminal background investigation.

Who Needs to complete the Safe Environment Training Program and Fingerprints?

If you are an 

  • Extraordinary Minister to the Sick
  • Hospitality and handle collections
  • Catechist working with children & elderly
  • Counting Team
  • Music Directors who work with children or elderly 

 you must comply with both 

  • Safe Environment Training  
  • Fingerprints every 5 years


If you only serve as Extraordinary Minister of the Eucharist you only need 

  • the Safe Environment Training every 5 years.


Proclaimers of the Word (Readers)

Do not need to have either.


You do not need to pay anything. If your generous heart wishes to do so, you make a donation to St. Clare and help with the cost.

Please contact the Parish Office at info@stclarefl.org or (386)789-9990 FIRST and set up an appointment. 

Thank you for your interest in becoming a diocesan employee and/or volunteer! Please note the Safe Environment Certification process consists of 2 Steps:
Step 1: Safe Environment video and quiz
Step 2: Fingerprinting
Begin by visiting https://www.orlandodiocese.org/safe-environment/english/.
Please read the instructions carefully. You cannot submit fingerprints until you have completed the Safe Environment video and passed the quiz.

Step 1: Safe Environment Video and Quiz 1.
1. Watch the Safe Environment Certification video. The video is about 25 minutes long.
2. When the video is complete, read the Diocesan Standards of Conduct and agree to terms. Proceed to quiz.
3.Enter the Entity Code provided by your parish/school office (contact the Parish Office at info@stclarefl.org or (386)789-9990)
Choose your role/applicant type: volunteer, employee, vendor, clergy, or deacon. Click “next” to take the 20 question quiz.
4. Passing scores are 80% and above.
If you pass, you may immediately download your certificate. Results will also be emailed to your diocesan entity and to the office of Human Resources. Once the Safe Environment Certification quiz is complete, a Fieldprint code will appear specific to your entity. Please copy or write down this Fieldprint code as you will need to enter it in the next step. If you fail the quiz, you will be directed to Step 1.

Step 2: Fingerprinting code:     
Visit www.fieldprintflorida.com to register for your fingerprinting appointment. You will need an email address for this part of the process. If you do not have an email address, please contact the Safe Environment Coordinator, the Parish Office info@stclarefl.org or (386)789-9990 for assistance.
Please enter the Fieldprint Code on the “Reason for Fingerprinting” screen when prompted.Then complete Fieldprint registration and schedule your appointment.

Fieldprint Codes

For codes, please contact the Parish Office at info@stclarefl.org or (386)789-9990

We cover the costs for fingerprints, and you will not be directed to a payment page. We will be billed/invoiced after. The cost for Employees/Vendors is $48.50; Volunteers is $41.25.