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Procurement Training

The Procurement Department offers several training classes designed to help Virginia Tech faculty and staff navigate through the rules, regulations and procedures.

All courses can be scheduled through Division of Human Resources / Talent Development:

HokieMart Requestor Training is recommended for anyone who has purchasing responsibilities for their department. The training will cover the basics on HokieMart navigation and how to submit a requisition. Zoom and in person options are both available; sign up for training on We also offer on demand videos that review the basics of HokieMart and show tutorials on how to enter each type of order. Additional questions can be submitted to

The Requestor is the individual (user) who initiates the electronic purchase of goods and services.

This training material is also applicable for an “On Behalf Of’ Requestor – an individual who orders for themselves or for their department. These users may typically be faculty members or graduate students who do not have access to Banner Finance and will need to order ‘On Behalf Of’ someone in their department who does.

The on demand training videos and supporting documentation can be found on the HokieMart Training webpage:

If you are a HokieMart Requestor and Receiver, please take the Requestor session first. This will build a good foundation for you and serve as an introduction to HokieMart.

A Receiver is defined as an individual who will be responsible for keying into the system the actual goods and services receiving information. This may be different from the person who actually sees the delivery being made or verifies the items from the packing slip at the time of delivery.

Receiver training is conducted by Rebecca Goad in the Controller’s Office. You can sign up for the Receiver training course held via Zoom on

Procurement is offering a two-part training class designed to overview the why’s and how’s of purchasing goods and services for Virginia Tech.  This course was developed to give faculty and staff with buying responsibilities as part of their job duties, a good foundation of knowledge regarding the processes and procedures followed to make purchases on behalf of the university.  The course is taught through two separate sessions both two hours in length. Register by using the Division of HR / Talent Development / Courses webpage. Scroll down to the PageUp LMS Courses link, search "ABC's of Procurement", and Register for each section: ABC's of Procurement Session I and Session II. They do not have to be taken in numerical order.