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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 $95 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.
 

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 additionl $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
Integrated Facility Design: Leveraging Expertise, Creativity, and Process for Outstanding Experience and Efficiency June, 2021
The Emergency Critical Care Center: A Lean Design Journey & Post-Occupancy Analysis May, 2021
Healthcare Setting Design for Older Patients May, 2021
Winning Work – the Financial Edge April, 2021
Healthcare Finance Basics for Designers April, 2021
Design Strategies that Reduce Aggression in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Facilities March, 2021
Modernizing the Behavioral Healthcare Care Team Station March, 2021
Accelerating Evolution- The Next Generation of Environments for Aging March, 2021
Research Matters: 10 picks for the Year February, 2021
Process, Design, and People: Integrating Lean, Evidence-based Design, and End-User Engagement in an Inpatient Unit Expansion January, 2021
The Two-Way Street: Integrated Care and Design Innovations in the Evolution of the Community Health Center December, 2020
Alternate Care Delivery: An In-Car Care Unit and Automobile-based Ambulatory Care Platform December, 2020
Can Greenspace Reduce Gun Violence? Wellness through Urban Design November, 2020
Over and Under: Overlooked Projects from Unexpected Designers November, 2020
Homes for Active Aging: What Older Adults Think About Technology-based Home Design Strategies October, 2020
Low Vision: Tools and Techniques for Designing Supportive Environments October, 2020
Caring for the Caregiver: Understanding the role of Culture and the Built Environment on Nurse Respite September, 2020
Environments for Aging in Place: Key Design Strategies August, 2020
Making a Difference: Renovating a Pediatric Inpatient Behavioral Health Unit August, 2020
The Role of the Built Environment in Telemedicine August, 2020
Recent Mental Health Projects: The Newest Lessons Learned July, 2020
Behavioral Health Outpatient Care in the Post-Pandemic World July, 2020
COVID 19: 2020 and Beyond: Applying Lessons Learned to Next Generation Healthcare July, 2020
New Information about Specifying and Cleaning Durable Coated Fabrics for Healthcare July, 2020
The Rapid Evolution of FSEDs and Micro-Hospitals: The New Model for Design June, 2020
The Owners Perspective: Key Insights Impacting the Future of Healthcare Design and Construction June, 2020
COVID 19: Early Experiences and Lessons Learned from the Field June, 2020
Residential Design for Health and Longevity June, 2020
Filling the Breach: Unprecedented Challenges, Rapid Inspiration and Innovations May, 2020
FleXX: A Study on Flexibility During the COVID-19 Pandemic May, 2020
Title Format Date(s) Offered Cost
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
Health Environments Research & Design (HERD) Journal Article $228.00
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
MetronCon19 Expo & Conference Conference August 8, 2019 to August 9, 2019
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
Doctoral Work and Dissertations Higher Education Coursework
Improving the Learning Environment: Flooring Selection Lecture/Educational Session $0.00
Flooring and Healthcare Outcomes: An Evidence-Based Design Overview Lecture/Educational Session September 1, 2020 to September 1, 2023 $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
Healthcare Tipping Points: Past, Present, Future Lecture/Educational Session June 3, 2019 $70.00
Evidence Based Design Recommendations for Nursing Stations Lecture/Educational Session
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
Healthcare: Time for Change Lecture/Educational Session $0.00
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
Impact of Art on Emergency Department Waiting Experience Lecture/Educational Session or Online $0.00
Nurture Research: "Experiences in Outpatient Care" Presentation $0.00
Nurture Research: "Design for Healing" Presentation $0.00
HCAT: Healthcare Aptitude Test Presentation $0.00
Nurture Research: "Rx for Pharmacies" Presentation $0.00
Got EBD? The Art & Science of Evidence-Based Design Demystified Seminar