Since September 2016, Procurement and Payment Services has provided three sessions of the Procurement Certification Program to financial transaction and business service center (FTC/BSC) staff members. This fall, the program will be offered in September and October so that all center staff have the opportunity to receive training before the end of the calendar year. In future years, the certification program will be offered twice a year with fall and spring sessions, and it will be open to all staff members.
The certificate program is designed to guide participants through the purchasing decision process from identifying the appropriate payment method, selecting a vendor, processing a purchase order, identifying independent contractors, paying for services, and more. Of the series of nine classes, seven are required to complete certification. The required classes include the Procurement Overview tutorial, The Basics of Cornell Procurement, Identifying Independent Contractors and Paying for Services, Processing Purchase Orders, and Contracts and Negotiations. The optional classes include Bid Solicitations, PCard Use for FTC/BSC, Spend Viz, and e-SHOP.