Attendance is marked when the bar code tag is scanned. Instances where the bar code tag is not available a name, telephone or email address search may be done to find the attendee record. A search on the bar code tag may also be done ,”assuming the attendee knows the bar code number”. Missing bar code tags are easily replaced if the attendee has a valid email address to which it may be emailed. with the appropriate bar code scanner tags may be scanned directly from a cell phone.