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you can download the EDAC Certification Checklist here?


Become EDAC Certified

EDAC stands for "evidence-based design accreditation and certification". EDAC-certified individuals are a global community of forward-thinking professionals helping achieve EDAC’s vision of a world where all healthcare environments are created using an evidence-based design process. Learn more about evidence-based design and become EDAC-certified!

What Is Evidence-based Design?

Evidence-based design (EBD) is the process of basing decisions about the built environment on credible research to achieve the best possible outcomes. The Center for Health Design created the evidence-based design accreditation and certification, EDAC, program to establish a definition and process for incorporating EBD into design. Today, EDAC is an internationally recognized program that awards certification to individuals who demonstrate an understanding of the application of EBD in the design, construction, renovation, expansion, and replacement of healthcare facilities.


Healthcare planners, architects, interior designers, engineers, contractors, as well as anyone in the management team of a healthcare organization that has direct responsibility for planning and designing buildings. There are no prerequisites for sitting for the examination. And now, you can practice with the EDAC Sample Exam.



This is the EDAC landing page

News & Updates
On Demand Webinar Library Increases Offerings - Providing Additional CEU Opportunities
February 27, 2014

CHD is now providing more on demand webinars that include a line-up of today's leading healthcare thought leaders, covering a wide variety of topics and all provide AIA and EDAC continuing education units.  Having access anytime to affordable education is crucial in achieving professional development goals whle gaining inspiration to create design solutions that reduce facility operating costs.  

Some of the newly added on-demand webinars include:

  • Mitigating Falls Risk in Hospitals: Evidence Based Design Recommendations
    Margaret Calkins, PhD...