FERPA Training

Op7.07-3 FERPA Training

Training Program Overview

Welcome to Missouri State University's Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) training program. This program has a running time of approximately 35 minutes and is designed to provide you with:

  • An overview of FERPA
  • An outline of your responsibilities as a University employee
  • Reference materials available 24/7

In order to listen to this program, you will need to download Apple Quick time.  We recommend you download this free web browser plugin before starting the training program.

  • You are not required to sign up for the free services offered by QuickTime.
  • You are not required to make QuickTime your default player

Upon completion of this online program, you will need to certify that you have completed the training through an online registration process that requires you to enter your user ID as shown below.  If you do not have a user ID, you may get one at https://cams.missouristate.edu or at 164 Cheek Hall.

If you have any questions or need more information on how to access this program please contact Human Resources Training & Development at hrtraining@missouristate.edu or 417-836-4592 /5779. 

Equipment Support for Training

Individuals who are required to complete the Missouri State University FERPA training and do not have access to a computer in their work area will be able to utilize the open computer labs on campus.


This training program was created and edited by the Office of the Registrar in conjunction with the Office of Human Resources, Training and Development Program.  Content is based on The AACRAO 2001 FERPA Guide published by the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO).

FERPA Policy Updates Effective Summer 2008

  • Telephone Number - It clarifies that non-University contact information provided for purposes of the emergency notification system is not considered directory information.
  • Deceased Students - It clarifies that although student's rights under FERPA cease upon death, the University will not release a deceased student's records for a period of 25 years after the date of the death unless required to do so by law or authorized to do so by (1) the executor of the deceased's estate; or (2) the deceased student's spouse, parents or children. The University may request proof of death.

FERPA Policy Updates Effective Spring 2008

An updated version of the University’s FERPA policy (“Notification of Student Rights”) has been approved by the Board of Governors, effective with the Spring 2008 semester. A summary of the primary changes include:

  • Change "local address" and "local telephone number" to "address" and "phone". By doing so, we will be considering permanent address as directory information.
  • Clarify the definition of the following "Awards received, including deans list, scholastic honors, departmental honors, memberships in national honor societies, athletic letters" to include "University-funded scholarships (excluding those that are need-based)."
  • Change "Most recent education institution attended" to "Previous education institutions attended."