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How to Become an Express Card Cardholder

Follow these instructions to obtain an Express Card.

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1. Review cardholder guidelines.

2. Request a card.

  • Contact your Express Card Department Administrator (ECDA) to become a cardholder.
    • ECDA accesses ECManager and creates a new account.

Note: If you do not know who your ECDA is, contact your business officer.

3. Receive and review the automated e-mail.

  • Receive an automated e-mail.
    • The Express Card Program Team sends an automated e-mail to the cardholder with further instructions.
  • Review the e-mail for information on required cardholder training.

4. Complete cardholder training.

  • Click on the link in the e-mail to Enrollment Central to access the Web-based orientation.
  • Complete the orientation.
    • Cardholder orientation can be completed in about 40 minutes from any computer with Internet access.
  • Complete the self-assessment at the end of the orientation.
    • A score of 80% or better is required.
  • Click Exit the Course to send your results to UC Learning Center.
    • If you have successfully completed the orientation, the course will appear on your UC Learning Center training history. You will also receive an e-mail that verifies your completion of the orientation.

Note: Express Cards are not issued solely on the basis of passing cardholder orientation.

5. Complete the agreement.

  • Download the cardholder agreement.
  • Sign and date the agreement.
  • Acquire signatures from your:
    • Supervisor
    • Department business officer

6. Submit the agreement.

  • Retain one copy of this signed agreement
    • Submit via ASK; Buying Goods and Services; Express Card

Note: You must complete Steps 1–6 in order to receive an Express Card.

7. Receive your Express Card.

  • You will receive your card from your ECDA in approximately two weeks.

8. Activate your card.

  • Contact U.S. Bank by phoning the number that appears on the sticker located on the front of your card.
  • Follow the prompts to activate your card.
  • When prompted for your Social Security number, provide your UCSD employee ID number.

9. Sign your card.

  • Sign the back of your card on the space provided.

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