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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
The Highly Reliable Hospital: Creating a Facility for a Highly Reliable Organization August, 2017
The Importance of Acoustics on Patient Care: A Case Study on The Lunder Building August, 2017
Healthcare Reform and Quality Care Improvement Update July, 2017
A Sneak Preview of the 2018 FGI Guidelines: Are you Ready for Change? June, 2017
Beyond Aging in Place: Opportunities and Innovative Solutions through Universal Design June, 2017
Test Your Code Knowledge June, 2017
Imagining a Hospital for the Future: Design Concepts and Operational Strategies for a Healthy Population May, 2017
The Changing Faces of Ambulatory Care Models May, 2017
Clean Flow: Fact or Fiction – Design Implications that Affect the Bottom Line April, 2017
Supporting Population Health: A Tool for Design April, 2017
To Age is Human: Universal Design Research and Trends March, 2017
Psychology in the Workplace: A Foundation for the Importance of Patient Experience March, 2017
Helping People Lead Healthy Lives February, 2017
Mental and Behavioral Health Facilities: Critical Design Issues February, 2017
The St. Francis Millennium Cancer Center: Design for a Healthy Clinical Workplace January, 2017
Practical Tips for Integrating EBD into the Traditional Design Process January, 2017
Innovative Hospitals Created by Architecture's Most Renowned Designers December, 2016
Storytelling in the Built Environment November, 2016
The Future is Now - Integrating Technology into the New Memory Care Design September, 2016
Evidence-based Design Tips for Art in Healthcare September, 2016
The Green Road Project: Healing Via Nature for Wounded Warriors September, 2016
Creating Safer Spaces in Healthcare: Impacts, performance, and outcomes of rubber flooring in healthcare and the Affordable Care Act (ACA) September, 2016
Undercover Masterplan: Design as a Catalyst to Unite Two Hospital Systems September, 2016
Evaluating Design Mock-Ups to Enhance Quality and Patient Care August, 2016
High-Consequence Infectious Disease: 10 Ideas to Improve Safety in Patient Care June, 2016
Nurses as Leaders in Healthcare Design March, 2016
The Nature of Healthcare Transformation in North America October, 2015
Applied Research in Focus: Insight from a Pre/Post Occupancy Evaluation September, 2015
Environmental Standards Council Series: The Case for Access to Nature in the 2014 Guidelines for Design and Construction of Health Care Facilities March, 2013
Design for Critical Care September, 2012
Title Formatsort descending Date(s) Offered Cost
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 $229.00
Furniture Design Features & Healthcare Outcomes Article $0.00
Environments for Aging Expo & Conference Conference April 9, 2016 to April 12, 2016
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
NeoCon Convention 2013 Conference June 10, 2013 to June 12, 2013
LeadingAge Annual Meeting & Expo 2013 Conference October 27, 2013 to October 30, 2013
Environments for Aging Conference 2014 Conference May 3, 2014 to May 6, 2014
NeoCon 2014 Conference June 9, 2014 to June 11, 2014
Academy of Neuroscience for Architecture Conference 2012 Conference September 20, 2012 to September 22, 2012
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
Applying Artwork to Enhance Healing along the Continuum of Care: A Review of Research Lecture/Educational Program May 2, 2017
The Healing Power of Touch Lecture/Educational Session January 15, 2015 $0.00
Improving the Learning Environment Lecture/Educational Session $0.00