Vendor Registration


PaymentWorks is UCLA’s onboarding tool and vendor portal. It allows UCLA to efficiently obtain business details and payment information. Use this page as your guide to the registration process!


Registration Overview

The entire registration process typically takes two to four weeks.

  1. The UCLA department initiates an email invitation to the vendor via PaymentWorks.
  2. Once they have received the PaymentWorks invitation, the vendor submits their information.
  3. PaymentWorks verifies and validates the vendor’s submitted details.
  4. Once verification takes place, the vendor information is routed to the UCLA Vendor Management team for review and approval.
  5. Vendor Management assigns the vendor’s ID/number (i.e., Vendor Control Key (VCK)).
Head over to our Vendor Registration Training page to learn how to track the vendor's onboarding progress.


We understand that PaymentWorks may not be appropriate for every vendor. Common requests for exception include real estate department vendors, as well as university and government organizations

If you think your vendor qualifies for exception processing, email your justification to the UCLA Vendor Management team. If approved, additional instructions will be provided. Requests are reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

Not registering in PaymentWorks can slow down the vendor onboarding process, which can delay orders, payments, etc. The exception process is not a registration "shortcut."