Ethics & Integrity in Ministry (E.I.M.)

How to Become EIM Compliant

To become EIM compliant, volunteers 18 years-of-age and older must complete the following steps:

  1. Complete the EIM application (background check)
  2. Sign up for a class
  3. Attend a class every three years
  • Click Here to begin the process, complete the EIM application.
  • Click Here to find out if your EIM status is current
  • Click Here to learn more about EIM, visit the link below.

Upcoming Workshops


Clergy, religious, paid staff and all volunteers working with minors and/or vulnerable adults at any parish, Catholic school or diocesan location are required to submit a one-time EIM Application for Ministry and attend an EIM workshop every three years.

Click here to log in to your EIM account or to create a new account. Find the schedule and sign up for a workshop. Attendance at a Basic workshop meets the three-year refresher compliance requirement. Plan to arrive promptly as late arrivals may not be admitted. Children should not be brought to EIM workshops.

If you are a victim of sexual abuse or if you have any concerns regarding your attendance to a workshop, please contact Emily Hurlimann at 512-949-2447 to make an alternative arrangement to receive your training. Such inquiries remain confidential.

How to report an incident of concern:
The Diocese of Austin is committed to preventing harm from happening to any child or vulnerable adult.  If you are aware of sexual or physical abuse and/or neglect of a child or vulnerable adult, state law requires you to report that information to local law enforcement or the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services at 800.252.5400 or through their website  Reports may be made anonymously.

It is the intention of E.I.M. that relationships in ministry be experienced at all times as charitable and cause neither harm nor allow harm to occur.  This Code of Ethics has been adopted by the Diocese of Austin.  Those who serve in ministry in the Diocese of Austin shall:

  • Exhibit highest Christian ethical standards
  • Exhibit moral manner consistent with the discipline, norms, and teachings of the Church
  • Provide an environment free from harassment
  • Not exploit counseling, supervisory or authoritative relationship for own benefit
  • Not behave abusively or neglectfully
  • Share concerns about suspicious or inappropriate behavior with the pastor, principal, Vicar General, Superintendent, or Bishop
  • Adhere to the requirements of the law according to the State of Texas regarding reporting of any suspected abuse of a minor or vulnerable adult
  • Accept personal responsibility in the protection of minors from all forms of abuse
  • Click here for the policies on Ethics and Integrity in Ministry.* 
Thank you for your commitment to protecting children and the vulnerable from preventable harm.
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