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Banner Finance

Banner Finance Training

Welcome to Banner Finance Training. On this page you will find information on required Banner Finance training, as well as some basic training aids located to the left.

Please note: In order to receive initial access to Banner Finance, you will need to complete at least two course requirements through the Blackboard System. First, enter the VCU Blackboard system (login with eID and eID password) and take course PAA001 Banner Basic Navigation and System/Data Security. You may self-enroll for this course. You must complete the quiz after completing the tutorials. If you have any questions or problems concerning access to this course, please contact Daynon Smith at, 828-5371.

VCU Blackboard Login


Next: After completing the PAA001 course, your supervisor will need to request a Banner Finance account for you through the VCU Service Desk. See Banner Finance Access for instructions.

Once the account request reaches the Banner Finance Security Team, you will be enrolled in a second Blackboard course, TRAIN 201: Mandatory Fiscal Training: Fiscal Responsibilities and Internal Controls. 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.

VCU Blackboard Login


Additional security levels in Banner have different training requirements. Access to the the Blackboard courses will be given at the time of the account request through the VCU Service Desk ticket options.

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.

Can't Find it here? For more topics, reference materials and desktop manuals, go to:

Banner Finance Job Aids

Additional Resources:

How to Use eVA

Accounting Questions? Call 828-0388 or email

Question about Grant Accounting? Call 828-8104 or email

Accounts Payable, Purchasing or eVA Questions? Call 828-5067, 828-0903 or email

Banner Finance Security Questions? Call 828-0388 or email


Note: These resources are intended for the VCU Community. If you have any accessibility issues with the format of the documents included here please contact us at or call the Banner Finance Help Desk at 828-0388. We can provide you with an alternative format.




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