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Becoming EDAC Certified

Why become EDAC certified? 

  • 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



About the Exam

  • Download the Candidate Handbook.
  • There are no prerequisites to sit for the exam.
  • The exam is two-hours long.
  • There are 110 multiple-choice questions, 10 of them are not scored.
  • Passing score is 650 out of a possible score of 200-800.
  • Candidates will receive their results immediately after exam. *Exam results may be delayed during administration of a new exam form to determine the new cut score.
  • The testing and renewal administrator is Meazure Learning. Click here to register for the exam.
  • Exam is administered two ways:
    1. Live Remote Proctoring (LRP) provided by ProctorU – proper internet speed and a webcam is required. Learn more about LRP test administration here.
    2. At a testing center (check test site cities here). Testing dates/times will populate after registering for the exam in the Notice to Schedule email and will depend upon availability of the testing center.
  • Cost of the exam: $395 USD at U.S. and Canada locations. A $100 fee will be added to test at an international testing center.
  • Exam application is good for one year from registration. Candidates have three attempts with a 60-day waiting period in between tests, otherwise a new exam registration is required at the full rate (retake fee is $255, if necessary).
  • Cost of the three EDAC study guides needed for the exam: $275 USD.
  • EDAC Advocate & Champion Firms, Advocate Organizations, Affiliate and Affiliate+ members, and students qualify for a discount code. Contact the EDAC Team to inquire.
  • Contact Meazure Learning if you need a copy of your exam receipt.
  • Questions: Contact edac@healthdesign.org