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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.
 

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
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
Three Case Studies: Excellence in Evidence-based Design May, 2020
Forget Me Not: My Experience Living with Dementia April, 2020
The Hub of All Things Fun: Connecting Innovative Design with Play for Hospitalized Children April, 2020
The Wisdom of Nature – Biophilic Design for Health & Wellness March, 2020
Incorporating Technology that Improves Patient Safety and Save Lives March, 2020
The Building as a Therapeutic Tool: Creating a Children’s Treatment Center February, 2020
Adapting Existing Healthcare Spaces to Suit Behavioral Health Requirements February, 2020
Interactive Design Diagrams: Visually Translating and Linking Design Strategies with Healthcare Outcomes February, 2020
Research Matters: 10 Picks for the Year January, 2020
Telemedicine: Where We Are and Why the Built Environment Matters January, 2020
What You Need to Know About Residential Health Care Acoustics, But Couldn’t Hear to Ask December, 2019
Circadian Lighting: Science and Application in Elder Care December, 2019
When Children’s Hospitals Grow Up: The Evolution of Pediatric Planning and Design November, 2019
Creating a Functional, Award Winning Pediatric Center of Excellence in 22 Months November, 2019
The Spaces In-between: Changing Policy by Design October, 2019
Lighting Design for Behavioral Health Environments October, 2019
Positive Correlations Between the Patient Experience and Facility Design: Learning from Research and The Field October, 2019
The OHSU Rood Family Pavilion: Serving Patients and Families in Difficult Times September, 2019
Taking Modular Interiors to Another Level: The Polyclinic Medical Office Building Case Study September, 2019
Healthcare Design: Update on Current Events August, 2019
The Incredible Shrinking Hospital: Down-sizing Plus-sized Medical Facilities August, 2019
Behavioral Health Crisis Stabilization Unit: A Solution to an Overcrowded ED July, 2019
Comprehensive Test Methods for Products in Behavioral Health Environments at the Design in Mental Health Network July, 2019
VA Healing Environments and Research: Connection, Reflection, Introspection, Trust and Acceptance July, 2019
Title Format Date(s) Offered Cost
Workplace Violence Prevention in Ambulatory Care Centers & Physician Offices October 24, 2019 to September 30, 2020 $0.00
The Public Library – Healthcare Design Opportunities February 11, 2020 $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
Understanding Sensory Stress within Healthcare Environments: Human-centered Tools for On-site Data Collection Conference March 2, 2020 to July 31, 2020 $0.00
MetronCon19 Expo & Conference Conference August 8, 2019 to August 9, 2019
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
The Correlation Between Adaptive Environments and Staff and Patient Satisfaction Lecture/Educational Session January 1, 2013 to January 1, 2016 $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
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 Tipping Points: Past, Present, Future Lecture/Educational Session June 3, 2019 $70.00
Healthcare: Time for Change Lecture/Educational Session $0.00
Why is Color so Important in Healthcare Design? An Examination of Our Decisions 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
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
Infection Prevention Webinar Online $129.00
Health-Care Surfaces: Marrying Function with Design Online February 1, 2019 to February 29, 2020 $0.00