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?
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.”
The fall session each year is recorded and posted online for later viewing. Please check back following the November 2, 2017, webinar for a link to this recording and the Certificate of Completion.
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 as a webinar via WebEx on Thursday, November 2, 2017, from 9 AM to 11 AM.
Registration is limited to the first 100 officials to submit their registration form. Upon registration, you will receive an email confirmation that you are registered. Instructions will be sent at a later date on how to log into the webinar. To register, click the button below:
November 2, 2017 Training
For questions regarding this training, please contact Samantha Knapp at (304) 558-7022 or Samantha.S.Knapp@wv.gov.