Banner Finance courses

In order to receive initial access to Banner Finance, you will need to complete at least two course requirements. The first course can be accessed either through Talent@VCU system or the Blackboard system

You may self-enroll for this course. In Talent@VCU, the training is named Banner Basic Navigation and System/Data Security. In Blackboard, the course has the ID number PAA001. You must complete the quiz after completing the tutorials. If you have any questions or problems concerning access to this course, please contact Learning and Development at, or call (804) 828-0179.

Banner Finance access

After completing the Banner Basics/PAA001 course, your supervisor/fiscal administrators will need to request a Banner Finance account. Supervisors/Fiscal Administrators should be able to navigate through the catalog on to: 

The employee should have already signed a confidentiality and compliance statement, which is part of the VCU employment orientation. In compliance with VCU's password standard, your Banner password and access are for your use only and cannot be shared with others. See the Technology Services security website for details.

Once the account request reaches the Banner Finance security team, you will be enrolled in a second course. In Talent@VCU, the course is named Mandatory Fiscal Training: Fiscal Responsibilities and Internal Controls. In Blackboard, the course is given the course ID TRAIN 201. You will be notified by email with instructions on how to complete the course. Once the course is successfully completed, basic Banner Finance access will be granted.

For more topics, reference materials and desktop manuals, go to Banner Finance job aids.

Banner login

Additional training

Additional security levels in Banner have different training requirements. Access to the the required Blackboard courses will be given at the time of the account request based on the VCU Service Desk ticket options. These are not self-enrollment courses. 

Currently, the required training modules include:

  • TRAIN 202 - Banner FOAPAL-Forms-Transactions: Required for transaction access (budget entries, journal vouchers, cash receipt and encumbrance removals).
  • TRAIN 204 - Banner Fixed Assets: Required for fixed asset custodians.
  • TRAIN 205 - SAS Enterprise Guide Training for Banner Finance ODS: Required for access to VCU data warehouse for ad-hoc reporting. 

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