March 24–28, 2014
What is the Master Registrar Certification Course?
The Master Registrar Certification (MRC) course is comprised of a small group of local registrars and deputies from around the state. The course provides them with a deeper understanding of vital registration and issuance through the statutory framework of vital statistics, best practices, and working collaboratively with the processes at the federal, state and local level.
Download the Master Registrar Application form (20k PDF) and fax it to the Vital Statistics Unit, attention Soo Teal, at 512-776-7538. The deadline for receiving applications will be listed on the form. The registration forms will be reviewed and 15 applicants will be selected to attend the course.
Complete training in local, birth, death, and fetal death registration will include:
MRC Course Curriculum
Training in state and local Vital Statistics office functions including:
Training will also include the following topics:
- Delayed Records
- Duplicating and preserving records
- Reviewing of documents
- Mail Requests
- Expedited services
- Customer services
- Telephone Training
- Data entry
- Data quality
- Death Coding
- Partner relationships
(funeral home, hospital, midwife, etc.)
- Child fatality review teams
- Acknowledgment of Paternity
- Texas Electronic Registrar (Birth & Death)
- Fraud detection and reporting
- State Registries
(Paternity, AOP, Adoption, & Court of Continuing Jurisdiction )
- Marriage & Divorce
- State Center for Health Statistics
MRC training will also include lecture, discussion, observation/tours (model vital statistics state and local offices) and making a presentation on a registration topic to be assigned on site.
Enrollment is limited and competitive. Current AOP certification, attendance at a Vital Statistics conference, and a minimum of two years working in a vital registration office are pre-requisites for admission.
The training course will occur at a training space at the Department of State Health Services in Austin. There will be homework assignments as well as site visits to area local registration offices. There is no charge for the training. Participants or their employers are responsible for all travel expenses.
Dates for the next MRC course are March 24–28, 2014.