As implementation of the new online system for death certificates, North Carolina Database Application for Vital Events (NC DAVE), continues we want to hear from you!

Under state law, physicians, physician assistants and nurse practitioners may certify deaths. These individuals who sign death certificates are referred to as “medical certifiers”. Any Medical Certifier who signs death certificates or could need to sign one in the future must be registered for NC DAVE.

Medical certifiers who use paper death certificates can be fined as of September 1, 2022. Assessments begin with a penalty of $250 for the first violation, $500 for the second violation, and $1,000 for the third and each subsequent violation.

Have you experienced issues with NC DAVE as an NC DAVE Medical Certifier?
We want to hear from our members on their experience with the new NC DAVE system. How is user friendliness and education on the topics? Tell us your experience by completing the survey linked here.

Still need to register with NC DAVE? Follow the steps below.

TNC Vital Records has created an online learning portal for medical certifiers. To register for an account and access training, please follow the steps below:

1. Go to this website.
2. Enter username NCDAVE and password NCDEATHS to login.
3. Click on the green NCDAVE Login button at the right of the page. Select New User Enrollment to register for your account.