FERPA 101: For Colleges & Universities

Thursday, January 23, 2020

**We appreciate your patience as we updated and enhanced our FERPA Training modules!  Due to the high demand for training, we are opening up access to the new system early in order to meet our fantastic education community’s needs during our final testing phase. We recognize that certain portions of the training modules may have minor cosmetic abnormalities that may cause certain text elements to appear to overlap. We are working hard to solve this issue and anticipate that it will be resolved in short order.  Rest assured it does not affect course content. 

We want to know what you think, so please feel free to contact us at PrivacyTA@ed.gov if you experience any issues with your training experience or have suggestions on how we can better meet your needs.  Thank you for your understanding!

This online training course was developed by PTAC as an introduction to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), and its requirements relating to the privacy and security of Personally Identifiable Information (PII) in student records.  This course addresses FERPA basics, explores requirements for the protection of student records for Colleges, Universities and other postsecondary institutions, addresses who may and may not access student records, when those records may be shared, and discusses several of the applicable exceptions to the FERPA requirement for consent.

Click Here to access this course.

Course duration 35-45 minutes.

Audience: 
Postsecondary School Officials
Topics: 
Family Educational Rights Privacy Act (FERPA)