These user guides provide technical assistance for using OVERS. Visit our Registration pages if you have any questions regarding the rules for completing Oregon birth, death, or fetal death certificates.
User guides include short "quick start" sheets with tips for getting started. File sizes are noted when a file is more than 1mb.
County Vital Records Staff
Chapter 1 - (Basic Navigation) 2mb - Updated 12/8/2009Chapter 2 - (Issuing a Vital Record) 2.5mb - Updated 4/1/2014Chapter 3 - (Enrolling Fingerprints) - Updated 4/1/2014Quick Start Guide - General - Updated 12/12/2007Quick Start Guide - Order Processing - Updated 12/12/2007Replacing Birth and Death Records Reference Guide - Updated 11/2016
Birth Facility User Guides
Chapter 1 (Basic Navigation) - 5.6mb - Updated 11/25/2008Chapter 2 (Completing a Birth Record) - 1.1mb - Updated 03/2016Chapter 3 (Completing a Fetal Death Record) - 1.3mb - Updated 11/25/2008Chapter 4 (Additions & Amendments) - 3.1mb - Updated 1/26/2009Appendices - Updated 11/25/2008Quick Start Guide - Added 12/12/2007
OVERS Amendments Guide for Birth Certifiers - Added 01/24/2017
Funeral Home User Guides
Complete Guide - 1.8mb - Updated 11/08/2013Chapter 1 (Basic OVERS Navigation) - Updated 11/08/2013Chapter 2 (Completing an Oregon Death Report) - Updated 11/08/2013Chapter 3 (Special Situations & Tools) - Updated 11/08/2013Appendices - Updated 11/08/2013Quick Start Guide - Updated 11/08/2013
Death Medical Facility User Guides
Complete Guide - 1.5mb - Updated 10/30/2013Quick Start Guide - One page, updated 09/01/2016Medical Certifier Reference Guide - One page front-and-back, new as of 09/01/2016Overriding a Soft Edit - One page how-to for handling error messages, updated 09/01/2016
Medical Examiner User Guides
Complete Guide - 17mb - Added 3/16/2007Quick Start Guide - Updated 1/26/2009
External Administrator User Guide
Complete Guide - Updated 7/22/2016Resetting Passwords - Added 7/25/2016Enrolling Fingerprint Signatures With APC Device - Added 7/25/2016Enrolling Fingerprint Signatures With Eikon Solo Device - Added 7/25/2016
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