Department of Administration
State Officials' Purchasing Procedures & Purchasing Card Training
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 requires that the training be offered live twice annually and that it be recorded by audio and visual means and made available to those individuals unable to attend the training. These state officials are required to take this training once each fiscal year.
Who needs to attend or view the training?
In accordance with West Virginia Code §5A-3-60 (a), “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.”
If I opt to view the video and audio recording online, what should I do after viewing the training?
An audio and video recording of the November 9, 2016 training can be accessed by clicking the button below:
Nov 9, 2016 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.”
Upon viewing the audio and video recording of this training, individuals may access the certificate by clicking the button below:
The certificate must be submitted to the West Virginia Purchasing Division at 2019 Washington St., E., Charleston, WV 25305; by email to Stephanie.M.Mosley@wv.gov; or by fax to (304) 558-6026.
When and where will the next Purchasing Procedures and Purchasing Card Training be offered?
The next Purchasing Procedures and Purchasing Card Training for Fiscal Year 2017 will be offered on Thursday, May 11, 2017, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. as a live webinar via WebEx. Registration information will be posted at a later date.
For questions regarding this training, please contact Samantha Knapp at (304) 558-7022 or Samantha.S.Knapp@wv.gov.