FERPA Certification

All academic advisors must complete FERPA training on an annual basis and successfully complete the short 10 question quiz. Please login to UAOnline  to access FERPA training.


The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), also known as the Buckley Amendment, is a federal law enacted in 1974 that provides guidelines and protection of student educational records. The law applies to all schools that receive funds under an applicable program of the U.S. Department of Education.   Students have three rights covered under FERPA.

  1. The right for students to inspect & review their educational records.
  2. The right for students to have some control over the disclosure or information from their education records.
  3. The right for students to seek and amend incorrect education records.

Academic advisors have the responsibility to protect any educational records in  their possession. Excepting basic directory information, only a school official with legitimate educational interest may have access to a student’s education record without that student’s written permission.

A FERPA release form can be filled out by the student allowing access to any or all of the student’s academic record.