The University offers the Procurement Credit Card (ProCard) as a payment option for the purchase of commodities up to the standard limit.

The ProCard is available to campus members upon recommendation of their Approving Administrators. The ProCard should be used as the first payment option to achieve cost savings and improve processing time.

Below you will find information regarding the ProCard Application Process:

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Procurement Credit Card Application

Completed by the requestor, signed by the Approving Administrator and then forwarded to the Director of Procurement for final review and approval. Application can be accessed by clicking on the ProCard Application.

Common Finance System (PeopleSoft CFS) Access Request - ProCard Access Role

  • Completed by the requestor, signed by the Approving Administrator and submitted to Financial Services. The form will be signed by the AVP of Financial Services & Controller, routed to HR for confidentiality agreement verification and then forwarded to ITS for processing.
  • The CFS Access Request Form can be accessed by visiting the Campus Forms Gateway and clicking on the Business and Administrative Services CFS/LCD/CMS Fileshare Access Request Form. Be sure to select ProCard as the Access Role.


  • The ProCard requestor is required to complete an online ProCard training session prior to the ProCard being issued. Once training is complete, the ProCard requestor will be notified when the ProCard is available for pick up from Procurement and Contract Services. A document acknowledging receipt of the ProCard and acceptance of the responsibility delegated to the ProCard requestor must be signed at the time of pickup.

ProCard Activation

  • Upon receiving your ProCard, you will receive instruction on how to activate your card. Upon activation, please remember to sign the back of your card or write SEE I.D. for security purposes.

Select an Approving Administrator

  • An Approving Administrator will review and authorize the Cardholder's charges each month and must be a Dean, Chair or MPP. A Cardholder cannot approve his/her own charges. It is recommended to have a secondary Approving Administrator in the event your primary Approving Administrator is unavailable to sign the report so as not to delay the report from being sent to the ProCard Coordinator for auditing purposes.

Determine Spending Limit

  • Generally the Cardholder's Approving Administrator will determine the spending limit for a Cardholder. The monthly spending limit should be set to accommodate your department(s) needs and can be raised at a later date if needed. The single purchase limit is set at $2,500 for all Cardholders; however, special consideration for increased ProCard limits may be requested by Approving Administrator (Dean, Chair or MPP) whose department's daily activities may require a higher purchasing limit, subject to the review and approval of the Procurement Director. 

Determine a Default Account

  • One chartfield will be associated with your card. All charges on your ProCard will be charged to this chartfield string, unless they are changed by you in PeopleSoft CFS - CSU ProCard within 5-6 business days of notification that your statement is available in CFS.


  • The application should have the signatures of the Cardholder, Approving Administrator and Procurement Director.

ProCard Handbook & Forms

ProCard Newsletters

Contact Info & Hotline

  • CSUB ProCard Technician: Melissa Henriquez (661) 654-3535
  • CSUB ProCard Back-up: Becky Lappin (661) 654-2531
  • U.S. Bank 24-Hour Cardmember Services: 1-800-344-5696 (please use your Employee ID No. in lieu of SSN for card activation)