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Changes to Contracts Training

State procurement reform law (Revised Code of Washington 39.26.110) requires new training be taken by state employees who are responsible for developing, executing, or managing procurements or contracts by July 1, 2015.

Procurement is a dynamic and valuable function in the state of Washington, and is undergoing significant changes as a result of procurement reform.

We are committed to helping everyone get the training they need. If you have questions about the state procurement training program, please don’t hesitate to contact DES Contract and Legal Services training manager Cheryl Shaw ( at (360) 407-9376.

New registration process and Logon Screen for DES Training

DES training is managed through the Learning Management System (LMS). State agency staff will need to log into the LMS to register for training. This is where you will find the new fall training catalog. To login to the LMS you will need to fill out the pre-authorization form shown below and submit it to the service center. Once your account is created you may login to the LMS and register for DES available classes.

System requirement for LMS

  • Internet Explorer 6 and higher
  • Firefox 2.0.10 and higher
  • Google Chrome
  • Apple Safari version 3.2 and higher

Registration prerequisite

State Employees: are required to contact their agency's training representative (click here for a list of training representatives) to request an account for the LMS. If you do not see your agency on the list, please contact your supervisor.
NOTE: If you are the agency's registrar, please contact the DES Customer Business Support at (360) 664-1921.

Higher education employees: Due to the new requirements for procurement training and certification under procurement reform, Enterprise Services has a new process for registering higher education employees in the LMS. Please review and follow these instructions for your organization.

Training location

Training will be available online either by webinar or eLearning course, depending on which course you need to take.

To register for the LMS

Higher education employees: Please follow these instructions.

State agency employees: If state agency staff are not registered as LMS users, they must complete the pre-authorization form prior to registering. Send the completed form to A confirmation will be sent to you once the pre-authorization has been completed.

After the registration process has been completed, use the link to access LMS.

If you are an existing user in the LMS you may continue to login and register for DES available classes. However, the first time you use the new logon screen, it will require you to reset your password. Please click on the "forgot password" on the home screen of the LMS and follow the instructions.

Note: Please double check to see whether your registration confirmation email is sent to your junk email folder.