Background Checks

We are pleased to announce that CPG has negotiated preferential rates for Background Checks with Praesidium, Inc. our partner in the development of Safeguarding materials.

We have suggested levels of checks for lay employees and volunteers. Dioceses and parishes wishing to use Praesidium for clergy background checks should discuss this with Praesidium representatives to ensure an "apples to apples" comparison to their current vendor.

There are three documents to assist with any questions you might have at this time:

    CPG's suggested levels of checks for various employee and volunteer categories
    Praesidium document covering how to contact them and pricing levels
    Frequently Asked Questions about background screening

Please feel free to contact Praesidium (800-743-6354) with any questions regarding these checks. Mention that you are an Episcopal Institution.

You may also contact BJ Coghan ( with general questions about the program.