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To Register for an ONLINE course through VLCFF/Dayton

To Register for an ONLINE course through The McGrath Institute - University of Notre Dame

University of Dayton - VLCFF

  • Do NOT register for VLCFF certificate programs, as they do not match our requirements.  Do NOT complete the added exercise in the courses called “Certificate Program Students Only” 


  • You will receive a certificate of completion for each course you complete. 


Registration Instructions 

  1. Start by watching both videos under “Explore OurPrograms” at ( Being a new student, they will help you understand the courses immensely.

  2. Create a profile (if you do not already have one). Select “Log In” in the top right corner of the website, followed by “create a profile”. Be sure to add Archdiocese of St. Louis. Fill in needed information and submit your profile. (remember your username and password for future reference)

  3. Check the course calendar for registration dates: During registration, login to your VLCFF account and select “register for a course.” Please note: if you see a waiting list for the course you wish to take, look just under it to see if there is a B section open.  The B after the course title only indicates the second section open – it is the same course.  C is the third section, and soon.

  4. Order any needed books (covered in the video and will be listed in your registration email).

  5. On the day your course begins, log into your VLCFF account. Scroll down to “My Current Courses” Select the link and enjoy the course!

  6. Submit your registration confirmation email to your school or parish for reimbursement (if needed).

Questions?  Contact Richard Drabik at University of Dayton, or 937.229.3113


University of Notre Dame McGrath Institute - STEP

  • For the STEP Comprehensive Calendar of Courses, please visit or search for a course by name or date by visiting using the search bar in the upper right corner

  • Do NOT register for certificate programs, as they do not match our requirements


Registration Instructions

  1. When you find the course you wish to take, click on the card with the description of the course.

  2. On the following screen, click “Enroll Now.” If you are interested in taking multiple course, click on the shopping cart icon.

  3. If you already have a Canvas Account, click “Already have an account? Sign in here.”                                                                                      If you do not yet have a Canvas Account, create one by filling out the rest of the form.  Please be sure to use the email address you wish to use for your course.  Note:  If you had an account in the previous LMS/Sakai, you will need to create a new account for Canvas.                                                                                                                     Note:  If you registered for a new account, you must verify your account to complete your registration and begin a course.  Check your registration email address and follow the instructions in the confirmation email to confirm your account.                                                                                 

  4. To receive the diocesan discount, please enter Stlouis in the Promotional Code box and click "Apply." Then click "Pay and Enroll."                           

  5. Fill out payment details to complete the purchase.  After payment, you can "Go to Course" to begin coursework (if your course has started*) or "Return to Catalog" if you would like to continue browsing.  For a more detailed overview of enrollment options see How do I enroll in a Catalog course?                                                                                               *Please note:  STEP and Camino Courses cannot be accessed until the course start date.


Generous financial support for the VLCFF and STEP partnerships

and the Religious Education Certification Reimbursement Fund

was provided for our archdiocese by the

Missouri State Council of the Knights of Columbus. 

This funding was made possible by the annual, statewide,

Religious Information Bureau (R.I.B) collection.

Get INFORMATION about the Missouri Knights of Columbus,


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