ECPI University Issues VAX PASS on Blockchain to Identify Vaccinated Students, Faculty, and Staff

Virginia Beach, VA – ECPI University is now issuing its own digital vaccination certificate (“VAX PASS”) to easily identify those that are fully vaccinated. The VAX PASS will permit students and staff to quickly move past screening stations and access facilities and elevators at higher occupancies in anticipation of not wearing masks on campus.

“We have a portal for students to upload their vaccination proof, and that will quickly trigger the issuance of a digital VAX PASS in the University’s mobile app as well as a verifiable certificate on Blockchain, says ECPI University’s Chief Information Officer Jeff Arthur.

Blockchain is a type of database in which information is stored, then linked together in a manner which make it virtually un-hackable. ECPI University has already issued more than 2,500 VAX PASS certificates and expects that to increase to 10,000 over the summer as more students get vaccinated.

“We are also expecting vaccination clinics on campus as supplies permit,” says ECPI University Chief Operating Officer Barbara Larar. “We have more than 3,000 nursing students, most of whom were required to be vaccinated to participate in required clinical experiences.”

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About ECPI University 

ECPI University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award the associate's, baccalaureate, and master's degrees. SACSCOC is the regional body for the accreditation of degree-granting higher education institutions in the Southern states. A private university founded in 1966, ECPI University has campuses in Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, and Texas, and offers convenient classes during the day, evening, and online; graduate employment services, continuing education, certification classes, and testing are also available.           

On campus or online, fields of study include: HEALTH SCIENCES: Master of Science in Nursing, Nursing (RN to BSN), BS to BSN, Nursing (RN), Practical Nursing, Healthcare Administration, Health Information Management, Physical Therapist Assistant, Massage Therapy, Dental Assisting, Medical Assisting, Radiography, Sonography, Radiological Sciences, Surgical Technology; TECHNOLOGY: Master of Science in Information Systems, Master of Science in Cybersecurity, Cyber and Information Security Technology, Cloud Computing, Software Development, Mobile Development, Cybersecurity, Data Analytics, Web Design and Development, Digital Forensics Technology, Accelerated Cyber and Information Security Technology Degree, Electronics Engineering, Mechatronics, Mechanical Engineering Technology Systems Engineering Master's – Mechatronics, Systems Engineering Master's - Software Engineering; BUSINESS AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE: Master of Business Administration (MBA), Accounting, Business Administration, IT Management, Hospitality Management, Criminal Justice, Homeland Security; CULINARY: Culinary Arts, Culinary Nutrition, Food Service Management, Baking and Pastry Arts. (Program field availability varies by campus.) For more information, visit




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Release Date:
Wednesday, June 2, 2021