FERPA 201: Data Sharing under FERPA

Saturday, September 8, 2012

**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 and the U.S. Department of Education to cover the basics of data sharing under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), with a focus on the FERPA exceptions under which data may be shared and covering expectations regarding security & privacy of education data.

Click Here to access this course.

Course duration: 30-40 minutes


K-12 School Officials
Postsecondary School Officials
Family Educational Rights Privacy Act (FERPA)