Welcome to the Bellevue College training program for the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA). FERPA is the Federal law that governs the rights of students and institutional responsibilities with respect to student education records. This training program is designed to inform the faculty and staff of the law regarding student education records and to ensure compliance with the FERPA law.


After completing this training program, you will be able to:

  • Understand the basic rules of FERPA;
  • Know the steps to protect student education records;
  • Determine when information can or cannot be released.

Access FERPA Training

Employees and Volunteers are automatically assigned the FERPA training through our new Training Management System called Bridge. When the training is assigned, employees will get an email with the domain in their inbox. Another way to access the FERPA training is to visit the BC Bridge website and login with your BC email address and password. You will be able to find your training on your Bridge dashboard.

If you are facing any difficulty accessing the FERPA Training, please email or visit Training Required Training ( for Frequently Asked Questions.