Ethics and Integrity in Ministry Training

On Jan. 1, 2002, the Catholic Diocese of Austin instated policies on Ethics and Integrity in Ministry (EIM) for all employees and those volunteers who minister to youth or vulnerable adults in the diocese. These policies were revised in August 2008. All clergy and paid staff, and all volunteers working with youth and vulnerable adults, at any parish or diocesan location, are required to complete an Application for Ministry AND are required to attend an EIM workshop every three years.

EIM Workshops
As of September 1, anyone needing an EIM workshop will sign up on-line through their EIM account. Go to to log in to your EIM account in order to find the schedule of EIM workshops and to sign up; the sign up process is explained once you access your EIM account. Please contact our parish EIM site administrator if you need assistance.

Talleres EIM
A partir del 1ero. de Septiembre, toda persona necesitando tomar un taller EIM (Ética e Integridad en el Ministerio) tendrá que registrarse en línea a través de su cuenta EIM. Visite para accesar a su cuenta EIM y conocer el calendario de talleres EIM e inscribirse; el proceso para inscribirse es explicado una vez que usted accesa su cuenta EIM. Por favor contacte a nuestro administrador parroquial del sitio EIM si necesita asistencia.

Workshop attendance is required within 60 days of submitting the application. To attend an EIM workshop, please register in advance by calling the phone number of the location you wish to attend so that adequate materials may be available. As childcare is not available at most workshops, parents should plan to make childcare arrangements for their children. Children should not be brought to an EIM Basic or Refresher workshop. Older teens may attend if they will be working in paid ministry or if their parent determines they should attend the adult EIM workshop program. Due to the importance of this issue, once the workshop has begun, late arrivals may be refused entrance.

If you are a victim of sexual abuse and have concerns regarding your attendance at a workshop, please contact Emily Hurlimann at (512) 949-2447 to discuss an alternative workshop arrangement.

As of August 2008, all clergy and paid staff, and all volunteers working in service to youth and vulnerable adults at any parish or diocesan location, are required to attend an EIM workshop every three years. To fulfill this ‘refresher’ requirement you may attend either the EIM Basic Workshop or the EIM Refresher Workshop. NOTE: the Application for Ministry is submitted only one time. A background check is completed every 3 years from the date of your initial application submission; this is an automated process that does not require any additional action on your part. You may update your application as needed, but it cannot be re-submitted.

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