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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
Improving the User Experience: Moving Procedures Off-Site April, 2019
Don’t Get Bugged: Designing for Modern Infectious Diseases March, 2019
Positive Impacts of a Hospital Garden on Patients, Families and Nurses March, 2019
Research Corner: Ask the Author - The Impact of Visibility on Teamwork, Collaborative Communication, and Security in Emergency Departments: An Exploratory Study February, 2019
Healthy Community Design and Inner-City Revitalization: The Parramore Story February, 2019
Post-Acute Environments – What’s Wrong With Them? February, 2019
Research Corner: Ask the Author - Comparing the Effectiveness of Four Different Design Media in Communicating Desired Performance Outcomes With Clinical End Users December, 2018
A Culture of Health: Let’s Redefine What Health Is January, 2019
Designing a Brand Through Art and Architecture: A Tale of Two Hospitals January, 2019
Well-Connected: Optimizing the Outpatient Environment December, 2018
Behavioral Health Behind Closed Doors December, 2018
Safe Emergency Departments through Innovative Design, Technologies and Staffing Considerations December, 2018
Behavioral Health Care Integration: IP, OP, and ED December, 2018
Alleviating Stress through Ecotherapy and Biophilic Design November, 2018
Utilizing a Precision Medicine Approach to Improve Quality + Experience in the Hospital Environment October, 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
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
HEALTHCARE DESIGN Magazine Article $0.00
Health Environments Research & Design (HERD) Journal Article $228.00
Furniture Design Features & Healthcare Outcomes Article $0.00
Research Design Connections: Selected EDAC Articles Article $99.00
NeoCon 2014 Conference June 9, 2014 to June 11, 2014
Patient-Centered Design Innovation Summit Conference April 6, 2017 to April 9, 2017 $750.00
EDRA 2016 Conference Conference May 18, 2016 to May 21, 2016
NeoCon Convention 2016 Conference June 13, 2016 to June 15, 2016
Reaping the Returns for Investing in Sustainable Environment of Care, Design and Operations Conference October 8, 2013
Patient-Centered Design Innovation Summit 2018 Conference October 6, 2018 to October 8, 2018 $599.00
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: Risk Assessment as Standard Work in Design EBD Journal Club February 17, 2016 $0.00
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
The Impact of Aging on the Built Environment Lecture/Education Session November 9, 2017
Code, Cost & Comfort - Navigating New Models for Senior Living Lecture/Education Session November 9, 2017
Applying Artwork to Enhance Healing along the Continuum of Care: A Review of Research Lecture/Educational Program May 2, 2017
Exam Experiences Reimagined: Designing for Mutual Participation Lecture/Educational Session January 16, 2017 $0.00
Design Factors to Minimize the Risk of Water Borne Nosocomial Infections Lecture/Educational Session December 1, 2015 $0.00
Baby Boomers have arrived! Now how do we design for them: Demystifying Evidence-based Design Lecture/Educational Session January 15, 2014 $0.00
Lean Design: The new paradigm in Healthcare Prototyping, Planning and Simulation Lecture/Educational Session September 20, 2012 $0.00
Using Human Factors to Design Reliable and Resilient Healthcare Environments Lecture/Educational Session May 19, 2017 $85.00
The Healing Power of Touch Lecture/Educational Session March 3, 2016 $0.00
De-Mystifying Evidence-Based Design: Art in Healthcare Environments Lecture/Educational Session March 5, 2013 $0.00
Going Green vs. Going Clean: Infection Control vs. Sustainability in the Healthcare Environment Lecture/Educational Session April 22, 2016 $60.00