Death Certificate Education

The Arizona Department of Health Services - Bureau of Vital Records provides training for medical certifiers on the use of the Database Application for Vital Events (DAVE) system and shares information from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics, Instructions for Completing the Cause-of-Death Section of the Death Certificate.

Instructions for Nurse Practitioners

There are 3 steps required to complete the training requirements for the Arizona State Board of Nursing:

  1. Complete the e-learning training provided by the Arizona Department of Health Services.  
  2. Complete and submit the required Confidentiality Agreement forms provided by the Arizona Department of Health Services.
  3. Complete the Death Certificate Education Form under Other Applications at the AZ Nurse Portal.

Contact the Arizona Department of Health Services:

  1. Contact the Bureau of Vital Records support team at [email protected] or (602) 364-2230.
  2. Complete and submit the required Confidentiality Agreement forms provided by the Arizona Department of Health Services.
  3. Complete the Death Certificate Education Form at the AZBON AZ Nurse Portal.

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