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.