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  • Phoenix Children's Hospital, American Art Resources
  • Janesville Medical Campus, ERDMAN
  • Kaiser Permanente, Mission Bay
  • Southwest Centre for Forensic Mental Health Care, Parkin Architects, Atrium, Shai Gil Photography, Inc.
  • Children's Hospital Colorado

Evidence-Based Design Accreditation and Certification (EDAC)



Is EDAC for you?

Certification Benefits
  • Distinguish yourself for your knowledge and practice of EBD in healthcare with the EDAC appellation

  • Get listed in a public and searchable directory of EDAC-certified individuals

  • Receive information and tools to assist in your business development activities and get the full business value of your EDAC achievement

  • Hear about professional learning and development opportunities in EBD for healthcare

  • Access discussions among peers in our private Linkedin EDAC Group

Architects & Designers​ ​
You have a method for developing design solutions that are rooted in research to help achieve a client’s goals.

Healthcare Executives
You champion innovations that are good for the triple bottom line.

Healthcare Providers
You support new ideas in healthcare design that align with organizational goals and are likely to achieve the desired results.
You are on top of the most significant, emerging discipline within the healthcare design profession and can help carry the teachings forward.
Engineering & Construction Professionals
You understand the importance of research-based design decisions and can maintain the integrity of these decisions during the engineering and construction processes.
Product Manufacturers
You use research to inform the product development process and support improved outcomes in healthcare setting.




The exam is a two-hour, 110-question multiple-choice exam. The exam’s five sections will test you on evidence-based design in healthcare, the research process, the pre-design process, construction, and occupancy. The exam tests your ability to practice the EBD process—not the evidence itself. Click here for more information.




EDAC Study Guides
Study Guide 1 is available only as a digital book. Study Guides 2 & 3 are hard copies and can be purchased individually or as a bundle.

EDAC Sample Exam
Practice taking the EDAC exam with this free sample exam.

EDAC Exam Preparation Videos
Available on demand, you can view each video as many times as you want during the selected time period.

Click here for the study materials.

Maintaining Certification

The requirements to maintain your EDAC certification involve six hours of approved continuing education units (CEUs) in evidence-based design every two years. We make it easy for you by offering an extensive list of approved continuing education courses available in person and online to develop your EDAC knowledge base. 

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