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Training Resources

Upon hire and at least annually, all employees who are involved with the acceptance, processing or reconciling of payment card transactions are required to complete Payment Card Training offered by the university and complete a Payment Card Security Agreement, confirming their understanding and adherence to this policy. University merchants must maintain records of employees' training.

"Securing the Human" Online Awareness Training

Online cyber awareness training is now being offered to Virginia Tech by the IT Security Office. This training represents an excellent opportunity for departments to ensure their staff is aware of cyber issues. The training is about 60 minutes long, self-paced and provides progress reporting. If you are interested in this training for your department or yourself, please contact Brad Tilley.

Introduction to Payment Cards Training

Provided by the University Bursar Office, this training provides an introduction to payment cards and the security standards. The training is approximately 15 minutes long and includes an assessment tool to document understanding of the information provided. This training can be accessed via Scholar and requires that you Adobe Flash Player. In order to view the tutorial, you must be signed into Scholar and need to add the "Accepting Payment Cards on Campus" worksite.

If you have not joined the "Accepting Payment Cards on Campus" worksite, follow these instructions:

  1. Log into Scholar using your Virginia Tech PID and password.
  2. Once logged in, click on Membership in the left menu:
  3. Next, click on "Joinable Sites" under the Membership header:
  4. In the search field near the upper right-hand corner, enter "accepting payment" as the search term:
  5. The results should provide a "Join" link that will add the Accepting Payment Cards on Campus course to Scholar.
  6. Once you have joined, you will see a confirmation message:
  7. After about 5 seconds, the webpage will reload, taking you back to the original "Membership" menu.

    You must click on "My Current Sites" to see the link to the "Accepting Payment Cards on Campus" worksite.

Additional resources coming soon.