Update: The new required Contract Management Program that was set to launch on July 1, 2018 has been delayed. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. The intent with this "pause" is to deliver the best quality training possible. We respect the time of all of our learners. If any learner has already taken one of the modules, they will not need to repeat the module. Please check back to this webpage for further updates. Contact Cheryl Shaw with questions. Last updated July 3, 2018.
Through learning and development, we promote excellence and innovation in Washington State Public Procurement.
As people join state agencies or transfer to new jobs within the state, they need the training appropriate to do their new jobs. There is a 90-day window to take the required training. No agency employee may execute or manage a contract unless they have met the training requirement, according to the RCW.
The Department of Enterprise Services (DES) oversees the Washington State Training and Certification Program for the procurement of goods and services, as directed by Revised Code of Washington (RCW) chapter 39.26.110.
An Employee of Washington State or Higher Education? You will take contracts and procurement training through the state's Learning Management System (LMS) in order to gain course credit and certificates of completion. Refer to Training by Job Duty to determine which course(s) you need.
Not an Employee of Washington State or Higher Education? In support of our partnership with non-state entities, non-credit courses are available online 24/7 at no charge. Locate contracts and procurement courses on this page under the heading Current Offerings. Expand the course title and select "Take Non-Credit Training Now."
Please Note: We design eLearning courses for state employees; they contain verbiage that does not apply to non-state employees. These courses do not provide certificates of completion. Your feedback is very important to us, so please take the five-second survey after completing each course.