How do I access the EDvera system?


Click on this link to the EDvera Sign In Page - Currently certified schools who have received their EDvera credentials may log into their dashboard from this page.


Schools seeking inital certification to operate in Missouri must first select the "New User" button and complete the online email form that will pop up on the bottom right of the screen.  Those schools will be guided through the Initial Inquiry process to establish login credentials prior to beginning an initial application.


MDHE staff have developed a User Manual for use in accessing and navigating the EDvera system.


Webcast for Certified Schools


Currently certified schools may use the following webinar to familiarize users with the EDvera system.  The department requires schools to upload certain required information into the EDvera system prior to the 2018-2019 recertification period.


Webcast for Currently Certified Schools


Currently certified schools should use this Checklist to ensure all required information items are uploaded into EDvera.  Certified schools are encouraged to complete as much of the EDvera initial application as possible to gain familiarity with the system, but only the Checklist items are required prior to recertification.


A recording of the MDHE's live EDvera Webinar is available here: Play recording.  The recording does not require a password.  You may review questions received during the text chat and their responses by clicking here.


What is EDvera?

EDvera is a cloud-based workflow system developed by Cyanna Education Services.  A cloud-based system allows access to your school’s information from anywhere with an internet connection.


The workflow aspect lets the system direct and automate the progress of inquiries and submissions.  For example, if you are completing an application for initial certification you would be able to examine the data and documents in the system to determine exactly where you are in the process and, once the application has been submitted, you will be able to track where the department is in the review and evaluation of your request.


EDvera is a SAAS – or Software as a Service – product, meaning the MDHE has contracted with Cyanna Education Services, the developer of the software, to adjust the EDvera template to fit Missouri’s needs.  Several other states use their own version of EDvera, including Kansas and Ohio; the accrediting agency ACCET also uses the system to manage their accredited schools’ documents.


Why is Missouri switching to this system?


The purpose of Missouri’s EDvera system is to meet the department’s statutory requirement to provide a system to electronically submit all data as well as provide a more efficient document management system for schools and for the Proprietary School Certification program.  We also believe this will help not only the department but also schools in saving time and money in the application process.


Does my school have to switch to EDvera instead of sending in paper documents?


Yes.  All schools certified to operate in Missouri must begin using the EDvera system for all applications and program requests.


Schools certified to recruit and exempt institutions will not use EDvera at this time and will continue to use the paper process as appropriate.  The department expects to bring recruit and exempt schools into the EDvera system within the next two years.