Electronic Death Registration System (EDRS)

Virginia's Electronic Death Registration System (EDRS) is a secure, completely Web-based tool for electronically creating, updating and certifying death certificates in Virginia. This system enables participants in the death registration process to collect and validate decedent's information, file death records online with the VDH's Division of Vital Records, creating the option of a paperless system. The system is used by those with the legal authority to complete a death certificate, including funeral directors, physicians, medical examiners, and deputy registrars.

The EDRS is a part of the Virginia Vital Events and Screening Tracking System (VVESTS). The VVESTS is suite of applications which houses modules to register and recall vital events occurring in the state of Virginia.

What do you need to set up an account online in EDRS?

  • The facility (hospital, funeral home etc.) that you are affiliated with must be registered in the VVESTS application prior to registering. Click on the "Search Facility" button to find out whether your facility is registered or not. If you do not find your facility listed in the VVESTS, please email the EDRS helpdesk, OIM_WebAppsHelp@vdh.virginia.gov, to have it registered before proceeding with the registration process.
  • A valid Virginia Department of Health Professions (DHP) License (i.e. funeral director, physician, nurse practitioner or physician assistant).
  • Valid Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) credential (i.e. driver's license, identification card, or vehicle registration).
  • If you have a supervisor, the name and email address of your supervisor.