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Purchasing Authorizations and Training

Learn about the authorizations and training you need if your department designates you as a Marketplace Approver or Shopper, Marketplace Department Administrator, Express Card holder, or Express Card Department Administrator.

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Marketplace

Training

  • Department Administrators:
    • Department Administrators must take the Marketplace Dept Administrator eCourse through the UC Learning Center. To find these courses, type "business unit management" in the search box.
  • Approvers:
    • Approvers can take the Marketplace Approvers eCourse through the UC Learning Center. To find these courses, type "marketplace approvers" in the search box.
  • Shoppers & Buyers
    • Buying Goods & Services 101 and 102 in-person courses are available. To find these courses through the UC Learning Center, type "buying goods & services" in the search box. 

Authorization/Forms

Express Card Cardholder

Training

  • Express Card Cardholder Training Tutorial
    If your department has approved you to receive an Express Card, you must take this tutorial to receive your card. Visit the UC Learning Center and use the course catalog or search box to find Express Card Cardholer Orientation.

Authorizations/ Forms

For more information, see How to Become an Express Card Cardholder.

Express Card Department Administrator (EDCA)

Training

  • Express Card Administrator Training
    You must take this course to be a delegated Express Card Department Administrator (EDCA) who is responsible for managing the use of the Express Card program in your department. Visit the UC Learning Center and use the course catalog or search box to find Express Card Department Administrator course.

Authorizations/ Forms

Contacts

  • Express Card: Contact the Express Card team through ASK (login required). You can also visit Express Card.
  • Marketplace: Contact the Procurement Help Desk through ASK (login required) or (858) 534-9494.

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