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Mandatory Training on Purchasing Procedures and Purchasing Card Program

In 2014, the West Virginia Legislature amended state purchasing regulations by passing Senate Bill 356.  The legislation, now recognized in West Virginia Code §5A-3-60, called for a mandatory training program for all high-level state government officials on state purchasing procedures and the Purchasing Card Program.

The code states that “All executive department secretaries, commissioners, deputy commissioners, assistant commissioners, directors, deputy directors, assistant directors, department heads, deputy department heads and assistant department heads are hereby required to take two hours of training on purchasing procedures and purchasing cards annually.”  This face-to-face training is offered twice per year and is recorded and posted online for later viewing.

The most recent live training was offered as a webinar on November 1, 2018.  An audio and visual recording of this training can be found here.

If I opt to view the video and audio recording online, what should I do after viewing the training?

West Virginia Code §5A-3-60 (c) states that, “All individuals listed in subsection (a) of this section shall certify, in writing and on a form developed by the Director of the Purchasing Division, the date, time, location and manner in which they took the training.  Completed forms shall be returned to the director and maintained in his or her office.”

Individuals who view the online video recording to meet the requirement must submit the Certificate of Completion to the West Virginia Purchasing Division. 

When and where will the next Purchasing Procedures and Purchasing Card Training be offered?

The next State Officials' Purchasing Procedures and Purchasing Card Training for Fiscal Year 2019 will be offered as a webinar via WebEx during the spring of 2019.  Please check back at a later time as information regarding this webinar will be posted as it becomes available.

Please email all questions regarding this training to Purchasing.Training@wv.gov.


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