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Access to SPIRE for Staff & Advisors

Students and Instructors:

You will receive the appropriate SPIRE access automatically!

 

Staff and Advisors:

If your job requires you to work with student records in SPIRE, including advising, follow these steps for additional SPIRE access:

 

1. Complete FERPA Certification

FERPA (the Family Educational Rights & Privacy Act) is a federal law protecting the confidentiality of student records. All applicants for SPIRE for Staff or SPIRE for Advisors access must become familiar with the FERPA law and must complete FERPA Certification.

About FERPA Certification

We recommend that you take the online FERPA certification quiz as soon as possible.

 

2. Apply for Additional SPIRE Access

Log into SPIRE and navigate to Main Menu > My SPIRE > SPIRE Access Request.  Follow the directions on the page and your request will be sent to your department head and the Registrar’s office for approval.

 

3. Get SPIRE Training

Once approved, we will email details of required training.

Check our training list for brief descriptions of each type of access.  If you need access that does not seem to fit into any of the training type descriptions, email us at spire-training@it.umass.edu.