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Continuing Education


Maintaining Certification

Have you moved or changed employers?

You must notify EDAC at edac@healthdesign.org so that your renewal notifications are sent to your current email and mailing addresses.

After successfully passing the EDAC exam and earning your EDAC credential, you will need to complete six (6) hours of approved continuing education units (CEUs) and pay a renewal fee of $99 every two years to maintain your EDAC status. ​You can download and read more on recertification here.


The Center is one of several organizations that offers the approved courses you’ll need to sharpen your skills and stay EDAC-certified. From infection prevention to health-promoting soundscapes and much more, the courses listed below will introduce you to a variety of evidence-based design tools, trends, and concepts to support your continuing education in this vital field.

Certified individuals can download the EDAC Renewal Checklist here.

 

Submit a Course for EDAC CEU credit

To submit a course for EDAC CEU credit, 75% of the content will need to be on any of the 8 steps of the EBD process. A $50 Course Management Fee is required for each course submitted. If you are an Affiliate of The Center or employed by an EDAC Advocate or Champion Firm, there is no fee to submit a course.  For workshops and conferences, the fee is $250 for the first 10 sessions and an additional $50 for every 10 sessions after. For workshops and conferences, please email edac@healthdesign.org.

Instructors and presenters can fill out the Program Submission form here



Affiliate+ members view CHD webinars below for free.

Webinars

Title Publication Date
Through Unity and Hope: How Community Health Centers are Bridging the Health Equity Gap May, 2022
City West—Does Revitalizing the Neighborhood Revitalize the People? May, 2022
Lighting in Healthcare Design - Holistic Lighting, Systems & Control for Patient Areas April, 2022
Getting Above the Noise: Creating High-Performance + Restorative Hospital Work Environments April, 2022
Equity in Health and Wellness: The Power of Design for People and Communities March, 2022
Designed for the Mind: Environments for Behavioral Telehealth Delivery March, 2022
Day In the Life: Innovative Design for Behavioral Health March, 2022
Designing for Health in HDR’s New Corporate Headquarters: From Planning through Evaluation February, 2022
Upside Down and Inside Out – Understanding the Grab Bar Research that Led to Revised Codes February, 2022
How to Extend Fabric & Surface Life: Selection Specifications & Cleaning Strategies February, 2022
The Future of Healthcare Design: Looking Back to Move Forward January, 2022
Research Matters: 10 Picks to Kick Off 2022 January, 2022
What are you Building…and Why?—A Guide to the Answers January, 2022
Leaps and Bounds: Advancing the Understanding around Why Children’s Hospitals are Different December, 2021
Neurodiversity at Boston Children’s Brookline: A Triumph of Patient-Centered Design December, 2021
Post-Pandemic Healthcare Design for Black Communities November, 2021
Culturally-Reflective Healthcare Environments: Techniques and Case Studies November, 2021
Biophilic Design and the Healthcare Workplace November, 2021
Insights from HERD Journal: How the Coronavirus Pandemic Has Changed Healthcare Design October, 2021
Art in Healthcare: The State of the Practice September, 2021
‘Purpose-built’ Art in Hospitals: Art with Intent September, 2021
Real Money is in the Details September, 2021
More Efficiencies, More Mission September, 2021
Preventing Infections: How Healthcare Design and Operations Lead the Way August, 2021
Intersections: Where Healthcare Will Happen August, 2021
Materials & Surfaces: Considerations and Approaches for Safer Places July, 2021
Nationwide Children’s Hospital and the Continuum of Mental Health Care July, 2021
Acoustics in Behavioral Health: A Case Study July, 2021
Accelerating Innovation: Revitalizing Outpatient Experiences and Outcomes July, 2021
Healthcare Environments: An Evidence-based Approach to the Influence of Color July, 2021
Title Format Date(s) Offered Cost
Health Environments Research & Design (HERD) Journal Article $228.00
Research Design Connections: Selected EDAC Articles Article $99.00
Health-Care Flooring for the New Normal Article January 1, 2021 to January 1, 2024 $0.00
MetronCon19 Expo & Conference Conference August 8, 2019 to August 9, 2019
EDRA53 - Health in All Design Conference June 1, 2022 to June 4, 2022 $400.00
Understanding Sensory Stress within Healthcare Environments: Human-centered Tools for On-site Data Collection Conference March 2, 2020 to July 31, 2020 $0.00
EDRA52 Conference May 19, 2021 to May 23, 2021 $300.00
Improving Outdoor Access for Older Adults DVD $49.50
Access to Nature: Planning Outdoor Spaces for Aging DVD $49.50
Safe and Useable Outdoor Spaces for Older Adults DVD $49.50
Doctoral Work and Dissertations Higher Education Coursework
Healthcare Tipping Points: Past, Present, Future Lecture/Educational Session June 3, 2019 $70.00
Care Everywhere: Exploring the Shifts in Virtual Care Lecture/Educational Session January 6, 2022 to January 1, 2025 $0.00
Evidence Based Design Recommendations for Nursing Stations Lecture/Educational Session
Health at Work Lecture/Educational Session February 1, 2022 to February 1, 2025 $0.00
The Future of Healthcare Delivery Lecture/Educational Session February 1, 2022 to February 1, 2025 $0.00
Copper Touch Surfaces - Antimicrobial Benefits Lecture/Educational Session $0.00
Enhancing Safety Through Design Lecture/Educational Session $0.00
Finding Your Voice: Health Care Advocacy Through Evidence-Based Design Lecture/Educational Session
Designing Spaces for High Performing Care Teams Lecture/Educational Session April 2, 2022 to April 2, 2025 $0.00
Healthcare: Time for Change Lecture/Educational Session $0.00
Tampa Bay Healthcare: In-patient vs Out-patient - How the healthcare model has evolved to put care where it is needed most Lecture/Educational Session May 13, 2022 $95.00
Improving the Quality of Care for Adolescents and Young Adults with Cancer through the Built Environment Lecture/Educational Session January 24, 2020
Why is Color so Important in Healthcare Design? An Examination of Our Decisions Lecture/Educational Session $0.00
Findings from a full cycle POE at Hennepin Healthcare Clinic and Specialty Center Lecture/Educational Session February 5, 2020 $0.00
Flooring and Healthcare Outcomes: An Evidence-Based Design Overview Lecture/Educational Session September 1, 2020 to September 1, 2023 $0.00
Improving the Learning Environment: Flooring Selection Lecture/Educational Session $0.00
Changing Light = Changing Lives: Optimizing Lighting to Support Health Lecture/Educational Session $0.00
Flooring + Safety Lecture/Educational Session $0.00
What’s Your Equation for Successful Healthcare Solutions Lecture/Educational Session $0.00