FERPA Compliance Audit FAQs
How much does a FERPA audit cost?
Pricing for a FERPA audit depends on scoping factors, including business applications, technology platforms, physical locations, third parties, number of records, and audit frequency. Pricing will also vary based on the inclusion of a gap analysis, or inclusion of additional remediation time.
How long does a FERPA audit take to complete?
The average FERPA audit, using KirkpatrickPrice’s process, is completed in 12 weeks. The engagement begins with scoping procedures, then moves into an onsite visit, evidence review, report writing, and concludes with the delivery of a report.
What do I receive when my FERPA audit is complete?
A FERPA audit culminates in a report, written by our in-house Professional Writing team. The report will provide stakeholders with independent third-party verification regarding the fairness and suitability of administrative, physical, and technical safeguards relative to information security controls and practices.
How long is a FERPA report valid?
The opinion stated in a FERPA report is valid for twelve months following the date the report was issued.
Who is involved in a FERPA audit?
Team members involved in a FERPA audit could come from anywhere in your organization, ranging from human resources to IT to administrators – anyone with the appropriate responsibilities for and knowledge of the matters concerned in the audit.
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