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Circle of Honor and Star Council
Safe Environment Requirement
Fraternal Year 2017-2018


To be eligible for the Circle of Honor Level I/ Level II or Pinnacle Award in the United States and Canada, state councils must be fully compliant with applicable safe environment requirements. This means that the state deputy must complete the Praesidium safe environment training, and the state youth director and state Squires chairman must complete both the training and a background check. 

To be eligible for Star Council, Double Star and Triple Star awards in the United States and Canada, councils must be fully compliant with applicable safe environment requirements. This means that the grand knight must complete the Praesidium safe environment training, and the council youth director must complete both the training and a background check. If the council sponsors a Columbian Squires circle, the council Squires chairman and all circle counselors must complete the training and background checks. 

For more information on the Knights of Columbus Safe Environment Program, please visit kofc.org/safe. Questions regarding this award policy may be directed to the Fraternal Mission Department at 203-752-4270 or fraternalmission@kofc.org. Questions regarding safe environment program compliance of state or local Knights of Columbus councils may be directed to the Office of Youth Protection at 203-800-4940 or youthleader@kofc.org

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