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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 hours of approved continuing education units (CEUs) and pay a renewal fee every two years to maintain your EDAC status. ​


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.

Instructors and presenters can fill out the Program Submission form here.

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Webinars

Title Publication Date
Alleviating Stress through Ecotherapy and Biophilic Design November, 2018
Utilizing a Precision Medicine Approach to Improve Quality + Experience in the Hospital Environment November, 2018
Intermountain Healthcare: Planting the Seeds for Change Using Lean Principles October, 2018
An Unconventional Approach to Integrating Behavioral Health Treatment and Research October, 2018
Bridging the Gap: Bringing Therapeutic Design into the Home September, 2018
The Reduction of Healthcare-Associated Infections through the Built Environment: The Infection Prevention Prototype Patient Room September, 2018
Patient and Staff Safety: Where Does One Begin and the Other One End for Patient Handling? September, 2018
Medication Safety Considerations from a Systems Perspective September, 2018
Test Your Code Knowledge 2.0 September, 2018
Demystifying Patient Data: Using Medical Records in Healthcare Design Research August, 2018
Engaging Art & Photography in Environments for Aging July, 2018
Design for One is Design for All: The Past, Present and Future of Universal Design for Aging July, 2018
The Medical Behavioral Unit: Enhancing Patient Safety and Experience Through Design June, 2018
Telemedicine: How Virtual Connectivity and Care Are Reshaping Architectural Programming June, 2018
Eliminate Waiting Room Time and Increase Exam Room Utilization May, 2018
Don’t Let Your Smart Building Forget the Patient May, 2018
Microhospitals: Key Considerations for Planning and Design April, 2018
Designing for Adolescents in Mental Health Crisis: A Story of Research, Innovation, and Hope April, 2018
A Culture of Inquiry Drives the 50-Year Odyssey of an Iconic Father-Daughter Team May, 2013
Evidence-Based Design in the Rural Healthcare Setting: Does it Matter? March, 2018
Design for Memory Care: Removing Barriers to Achieve Person-centered Care! March, 2018
Human Centric Lighting: 3.0 February, 2018
Where Experience Happens: Why Environment Matters to Patient Experience February, 2018
ART+Science January, 2018
Safety Risk Assessment 2.0 January, 2018
How to Commission Art in Your Healthcare Environment December, 2017
How I Learned to Stop Worrying & Love My Robot Doctor October, 2017
Analysis and Simulation: Improving Team-Based Primary Care Design October, 2017
Life Cycle Thinking: Energy and Human Health September, 2017
How Can a Design Firm Launch an EBD Initiative? September, 2017
Title Format Date(s) Offered Cost
Meeting New Water Quality Mandates in Health-Care Settings September 1, 2017 to September 30, 2018 $0.00
Research in Practice: Lesson 1 Article $0.00
Research Design Connections: Selected EDAC Articles Article $99.00
HEALTHCARE DESIGN Magazine Article $0.00
Health Environments Research & Design (HERD) Journal Article $228.00
Furniture Design Features & Healthcare Outcomes Article $0.00
Patient-Centered Design Innovation Summit 2018 Conference October 6, 2018 to October 8, 2018 $599.00
Healthcare Design Expo & Conference Conference November 12, 2016 to November 15, 2016
EDRA 2016 Conference Conference May 18, 2016 to May 21, 2016
NeoCon Convention 2016 Conference June 13, 2016 to June 15, 2016
LeadingAge Annual Meeting & Expo 2013 Conference October 27, 2013 to October 30, 2013
NeoCon Convention 2013 Conference June 10, 2013 to June 12, 2013
Environments for Aging Conference 2014 Conference May 3, 2014 to May 6, 2014
Academy of Neuroscience for Architecture Conference 2012 Conference September 20, 2012 to September 22, 2012
NeoCon 2014 Conference June 9, 2014 to June 11, 2014
Environments for Aging Expo & Conference Conference April 9, 2016 to April 12, 2016
Patient-Centered Design Innovation Summit Conference April 6, 2017 to April 9, 2017 $750.00
ASHE PDC Conference 2012 Conference March 4, 2012 to March 7, 2012
Applying PC Lean® Tools to Building Design and Transition Planning Conference October 7, 2013
Reaping the Returns for Investing in Sustainable Environment of Care, Design and Operations Conference October 8, 2013
PlaneTree Conference 2013: Canada Conference October 6, 2013 to October 9, 2013
Doctoral Work and Dissertations Course
Access to Nature: Planning Outdoor Spaces for Aging DVD $49.50
Safe and Useable Outdoor Spaces for Older Adults DVD $49.50
Improving Outdoor Access for Older Adults DVD $49.50
EBD Journal Club: Restorative Design Features for Hospital Staff Break Areas: A Multi-Method Study EBD Journal Club April 20, 2016 $0.00
EBD JOURNAL CLUB: An empirical examination of the impacts of decentralized nursing unit design EBD Journal Club September 2, 2015 $0.00
EBD Journal Club: Risk Assessment as Standard Work in Design EBD Journal Club February 17, 2016 $0.00
San Francisco Health Design Insights Networking Event In-person event February 24, 2016
The Impact of Aging on the Built Environment Lecture/Education Session November 9, 2017