Civil Registration and Vital Statistics Systems (Basic Level of the Self-Paced format)
Self-Paced eLearning

Civil Registration and Vital Statistics Systems (Basic Level of the Self-Paced format)

Civil registration (CR) is the recording of vital events in a person’s life (e.g., birth, death) and is a fundamental function of the national government. Birth registration establishes an individual’s legal identity at birth. Having a legal identity, name, nationality, proof of age, and the related are important human rights and enables individuals to exercise their rights (e.g., to vote) and enjoy various government, social, and private services. Vital statistics (VS) are statistics on these vital events and of the persons concerned. The availability of reliable and up-to-date VS depends on the level of development of CR. Having an effective CRVS system is critical for planning and monitoring programs across several sectors. Yet, over 110 low- and middle-income countries have deficient CRVS systems. This course provides practical tools and approaches to achieving 21st century state-of-the-art CRVS systems that are linked to identity management systems and tailored to local contexts. This self-paced format is offered for busy professionals who are able to take the course at their own pace and finish at any time. Learners will receive a Basic Level Certificate after successfully completing Core Modules 1-3 and can subsequently enroll in the Facilitated format to receive an Advanced Level Certificate .

The Basic level of the self-paced format is offered in French and Spanish also:

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Mohamed Umar

- Jul 12, 2018
My name is Mohamed Umaru Daboh, a Sierra Leonean. I am interested in this course and would like to enroll for the first class that is to commence in September. I currently work at the National Civil Registration Authority in my Country, I wish to do further studies on civil registration, as the Authority is a new system being set up to harmonize the fragmented recording system. Thanks, looking forward to receiving correspondences from you. Best regards.

Jane Kim

- Jul 12, 2018
Dear Sir/Madam, thank you for your kind interest in taking the CRVS eLearning Courses. As described above, we have two levels of CRVS courses: 1) Basic-level, and 2) Advanced-level course. The basic-level course is open all year around, and this must be successfully completed in order to enroll in the advanced-level (6-week) course. To first take the basic-level course, please click on the blue "ENROLL NOW!" button which can be found at the top of this webpage. If you have any questions, please send us an email at ( Thank you, Jane (CRVS eLearning Course Coordinator)


- Jul 11, 2018
My name is Diane Neale and this course is very important and beneficial to my job as I work in the National Statistical office office in Trinidad and Tobago.

Aiah korgbendeh

- Jul 11, 2018
I'm delited to be part of this work as a District Registration coordinator in one of the District in the East of Sierra Leone...

Aiah korgbendeh

- Jul 11, 2018
My name is Aiah Korgbendeh Moseray This course will be very important to me... as I work for the National Civil Registration Authority in my country Sierra Leone.


- Jul 10, 2018
I really wish to be a part of this experience...


- Jul 8, 2018
my name is Ayorinde Samuel Lemah, this course is going to be interesting to me especially applying it in northern Nigeria


- Jul 7, 2018


- Jul 3, 2018
Cher Administrateur, je suis un nouveau auditeur pour la Côte d'Ivoire qui vient de s'inscrire et je voudrais avoir accès aux modules 1, 2 et 3. Merci à vous de me répondre. Cordialement


- Jul 2, 2018
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