Disbursement Voucher Certification

All KFS users who need to initiate Disbursement Vouchers (DVs) must obtain certification. To be granted DV initiator access, candidates must:

Training Schedule

Training requirements differ for staff on different campuses.

Staff at IUPUI must complete Disbursement Vouchers before they will have access to the DV Certification quiz. Disbursement Vouchers is an in person training taught monthly on the IUPUI campus.

Staff at IUB, IUE, IUK, IUN, IUSB, and IUS must complete both Disbursement Voucher Basics and Disbursement Voucher Special Considerations before they will have access to the DV Certification quiz. Both trainings are offered monthly. IUB staff must attend the in person training session; regional staff may join the training session remotely via a Zoom webinar.

If you are planning to attend Disbursement Voucher Basics or Disbursement Voucher Special Considerations remotely, make sure you have registered in advance for the session(s) you would like to attend. The Zoom classroom is only set up when regional staff have registered for a training.

Note: Per FMS policy, participants may not miss more than 15 minutes of either Disbursement Voucher Basics or Disbursement Voucher Special Considerations and remain eligible for the DV Certificate.

Certification Quiz

After completing the training requirement, candidates will be granted access to the DV Certification quiz. The DV Certification quiz is hosted in Canvas, IU's learning management system. The quiz consists of 20 multiple choice and true/false questions. The quiz is open book and untimed. Unlimited attempts are allowed. A score of 80% or better is considered passing.

Newly certified DV initiators must have KFS access before DV initiator access can be granted. After passing the quiz, please allow 4-5 business days for DV initiator access to be granted.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who needs to certify?

Anyone who will ever need to initiate any DV for any purpose must obtain certification. This includes travel arrangers in TEM and anyone who may need to initiate a DV for a colleague on vacation or out of the office unexpectedly. Temporary DV initiator access cannot be given in emergency situations. Please plan ahead and have contingencies in place.

Who does NOT need to certify?

KFS users who only review and approve DVs do not need to obtain certification. These users will still be able to search for, open, and take action on DVs. They may, however, find the certification training valuable, and are welcome to attend.

Why certify?

The Disbursement Voucher is a complex document with significant risk exposure. DVs are, by design, more flexible than other payment options at IU, but to maintain the DV's flexibility while avoiding penalties and fines levied against IU, initiators must follow extensive rules. The certification is in place to provide DV initiators with the knowledge and resources needed to minimize risk, while also ensuring accurate and timely payment to our payees.

Will I have to re-certify next year?

No. At this time, DV certification is a one-time-only requirement.

I'm signed up for a DV training but I'm running late. Can I still participate?

Although you are welcome to attend the training, you may not miss more than 15 minutes and still be eligible for the DV certification.

I work on a regional campus and have signed up to attend the trainings remotely. Will I have access to the handouts?

Yes, an FMS trainer will email you PDFs of the handouts, as well as information about how to log into Zoom, 1-2 days before the training.

I work on a regional campus and want to attend the in person trainings in Bloomington. Can I do that?

Absolutely. While we understand that it takes a lot of time to get to Bloomington from a regional campus and so invite regional staff to join the training remotely via a Zoom webinar, regional staff are always welcome to attend the in person training. All we ask is that that you let us know in advance that you'll be making the trip so we know not to set up the Zoom session.

I've completed the training. Am I certified now?

Not yet. You still need to pass the online certification quiz. After scoring 80% or better on the online quiz and ensuring you have KFS access, you will have completed all the DV certification requirements. After passing the quiz, please allow 4-5 business days for DV initiator access to be granted.

I still have more questions!

Not a problem. Contact FMS Training and we'll be happy to help guide you through the process.