We’re Working to Build a Safer Future
The Episcopal Diocese of East Tennessee is committed to protecting each child of God. Sexual misconduct on the part of any clergy person, employee or volunteer of any congregation, school, or diocesan affiliated organization violates the mission of the Church, is prohibited and will not be tolerated. The Safe Church, Safe Community courses teach how exploitation and harassment occur, the awareness we need to prevent such occurrences, and how to respond, should an incident of exploitation or harassment occur. We strongly encourage each person in the church take Safe Church, Safe Communities.
As of September 1, 2022, Safe Church, Safe Communities is available to everyone online regardless of certification status. Please use the buttons below to register for an online account.
Safe Church, Safe Communities Course Requirements | Please click here if you work or volunteer at an Episcopal School.
How to Complete Your Training
Starting January 1, 2023, each church is responsible for assisting parishioners with creating their Praesidium Training accounts. Please contact your parish’s Safe Church Coordinator for assistance. Not sure who your Parish Safe Church Coordinator is? Find out here.
Please note: If you already have taken online training, please visit www.praesidiumacademy.com/learn to log into your account.