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Nov 6 2020

State rolls out electronic death registration system

NC Vital Records has launched a new online system for clinicians to use when certifying deaths in eight pilot counties.

Buncombe, Durham, Forsyth, Guilford, Johnston, Mecklenburg, Orange and Wake counties are all accepting certificates completed through the new Web-based NC Database Application for Vital Events (NC DAVE).

Physicians, physician assistants and nurse practitioners (clinicians who may certify deaths under NC law) in the eight pilot counties may sign up for a FREE three-hour training course on how to use NC DAVE. Trainings for certifiers in the eight pilot counties will continue through Nov. 20. Additional training dates will be added as NC Vital Records gradually expands use of the system across the state. NC DAVE is expected to be fully implemented in all 100 counties by mid-2021.

To sign up for NC DAVE training:

1. Visit and click on the EDRS/NC DAVE link in the red left-hand column.

2. Choose the Medical Certifiers link at the bottom of the page. A login box will appear. Enter Username: NCDAVE and Password: NCPILOT to access the Register of Deeds section of the website.

Please direct questions to NC Vital Records Field Services at (919) 792-5991.