Child Protection Training & Background

Verified Volunteers (VV), a subsidiary of Sterling, is the child protection training and background check provider for the Seventh-day Adventist church in North America.

All staff and volunteers can now complete their background checks online. The process includes child protection training. If you do not have computer access available, please talk to your pastor or other leadership to arrange access to do the training and background check. 

Please visit Verified Volunteers by downloading the instruction sheet. All background checks are valid for three years and should be retaken prior to the upcoming retake date, if necessary.

Undocumented Volunteers

If a volunteer is undocumented, we may still be able to process a background check on that volunteer. Please have the volunteer complete the training and as much of the background check as possible, then contact the Conference office to manually submit the background check.