Accessing the FERPA for Higher Education Exam


To complete the FERPA training, you must have an active appointment in HR, or a courtesy appointment, which will allow access to take the FERPA tutorial in Percipio, even if the appointment is future dated. Without an active or courtesy appointment in HR, users will not be able to access the FERPA tutorial in Percipio ( If you log into Percipio and get an error message that reads “user not allowed”, please reach out to the person in your department or your HR Assistant, as that likely means your appointment is not active or further action is needed (onboarding forms, etc.). 

From the UMSL homepage, select the Faculty and Staff link at the top.



In the Quick Links section, select Percipio.



After logging into Percipio, select the link for the new site.



Once redirected, select the FERPA for Higher Education box, and continue following the prompts.



After you have completed and passed the FERPA exam with a score of at least 70%, it may take up to 24 hours for your score to be recorded.  

For Faculty:

After successfully passing the FERPA training with a score of 70% or higher:

Access to MyView will automatically be established within 24 hours.  For issues, please contact Kathy Miguel at, or Danielle Faucett at

Access to Canvas should be granted within 24 hours if you are assigned to the course in MyView. All non-student roles on the course, Primary Instructor, Secondary Instructor, and Teaching Assistants, etc., must have a passing FERPA score before they will be allowed on the course in Canvas. For issues, please contact Megan Miller at, or Danielle Faucett at

For Non-Faculty: If your position requires you to access student records via MyView, your supervisor will need to submit a request for security.  Visit .  For questions, contact Mary Clanahan at 

  • If you need access to one of the following, please contact the individuals below for that access
    • Admissions - Terri Montgomery
    • Financial Aid - Samantha Matchefts
    • Student Financials (Cashiers) - Mitch Hess