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Renewing your Safe Church certificate

Getting your Certification

Please note the changed protocol for enrolling in Safe Church- individuals can now visit the Praesidium website and enter a code to sign up based on their congregation or entity.

Renewing your Safe Church Certificate
  1. Visit and click on “Sign In” located in the upper right corner of the page, adjacent to the “Cart” button.

If you have previously signed into Praesidium, you will be able to use your username and password. If you have forgotten it, you can reset it on the login page.

To Enroll for the First Time
    1. Go to
    2. Fill in your contact information including First Name, Last Name, Email Address, and desired Password.
    3. Enter the appropriate registration code for your organization. All Diocesan Clergy should use the code: reg-episcenpenn-717-diocese. (Download the spreadsheet to find your parish’s registration code) *If you can’t find your church on the list, click “control-f” to search, or contact
    4. Click Validate to confirm the registration code.
    5. Click the checkbox to agree to the Terms & Conditions.
    6. Click Redeem.
    7. Write down your user login and password for future reference.
    8. Answer the Registration Questions about your status and role within the organization. (View the required courses by position/role in your parish.)
    9. Click Save & Continue.
    10. To begin taking training immediately, scroll down and click a course to start the content. Use a keyword in the training title to search for content. For example, enter the keyword “Boundaries” if you are searching for Safe Church, Safe Communities: Healthy Boundaries.
    11. When you have completed the required trainings, send your transcript (Under Accounts on the top right in Praesidium) to your Safe Church Manager.

      Please note: Our Diocesan Safe Church policy training is now valid for three years (updated from five years based on TEC requirements). 

Contact Information

If you need immediate assistance contact:

Praesidium Support:
Monday – Friday: 8AM-5PM CST
1 (800) 743-6354

Micalagh Moritz is the Safe Church Administrator. 

For Safe Church or Clearance communication, please contact

Please be advised some of the modules address abuse or sensitive topics; if needed, please find someone to talk to, including a priest, mentor, or counselor. The following people have been designated as Safe Church, Safe Communities Chaplains: 

•Deacon Michael Nailor, (570) 490-5699
•Deacon Anne Flynn

Other Resources:
•Safe Church Administrator, Micalagh Moritz, Licensed Social Worker, (717) 236-5959 ext. 1111.
•Local Crisis Intervention: Dauphin Co. (717) 232-7511.
•Suicide Hotline: 988
•The Trevor Project (LGBTQ+ Youth Crisis Hotline): 1866-488-7386.