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Purchase Card Training (NBS)
Course ID: NIHTC9512


This course is mandatory for prospective Purchase Cardholders or Purchase Card Approving Officials (CAO). The course provides an introduction to purchasing using the NIH Purchase Card and an overview of the NIH Business System (NBS) for logging purchases and reconciliation. Students will complete instructor-led and independent exercises in the NBS Training Instance. Each student will receive a training guide that includes NIH purchase card policies and NBS purchase card procedures.

Prospective Cardholders (required)
Prospective CAOs (required)
Existing Cardholders and CAOs (optional)
IC Purchase Card Coordinators (optional)

Key Topics

  • Describe the uses and limitations of the NIH Purchase Card
  • Perform the roles and responsibilities of a Cardholder and/or CAO
  • Identify the key areas in which Cardholders and CAOs are involved in the purchase card process
  • Follow procedures for purchases below $3,000
  • Document purchases specific to HHS and NIH requirements
  • Use the NBS Training Instance to create Oracle Log Entries
  • Use the NBS Training Instance to reconcile bank transactions

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Feb 20 - Feb 22, 2013 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM6120 Executive Plaza South (EPS)Jan 30, 2013

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Mar 12 - Mar 14, 2013 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM6120 Executive Plaza South (EPS)Feb 19, 2013

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Apr 10 - Apr 12, 2013 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM6120 Executive Plaza South (EPS)Mar 27, 2013

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May 20 - May 22, 2013 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM6120 Executive Plaza South (EPS)May 6, 2013

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