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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
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
Safety for All: Keeping Patients and Staff Safe in Behavioral Health Environments June, 2019
Realizing the Benefits of a Human-Centered Approach in Behavioral Health June, 2019
Reducing Patient Falls: Top Five Physical Design Factors Warranting Attention June, 2019
Surfaces Matter: Evidence Based Strategies for Safe & Sustainable Lifecycle Performance for Patient & Staff Use Environments June, 2019
Turning Renovation into Transformation May, 2019
Patient Experience: The "X" Factor of Design May, 2019
Automating Safety: How Design Research Can Reveal Solutions for Safe Environments April, 2019
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
Title Format Date(s) Offered Cost
Emergency Department Strategic Design Workshop Workshop May 11, 2016 to May 12, 2016
Family Centered NICU Design Standards Workshop August 25, 2016
Family-Centered Cancer Care Simulation Lab Workshop October 5, 2016 $0.00
Ambulatory Surgery Center Design – Using a Human-Centered Approach to Improve Safety, Efficiency, and the Patient Experience Workshop September 12, 2019 to September 13, 2019 $300.00
Pebble Partner Colloquium - May 2013 Workshop May 8, 2013 to May 10, 2013
Smart Glass Solutions for Interior Commercial Structures Webinar/Online Learning January 13, 2017 $0.00
Advancing the Daylighting Discussion Webinar/Online Learning May 1, 2016 to May 31, 2017 $0.00
Innovative Design Trends for Health-Care Environments Webinar/Online Learning December 1, 2017 to December 31, 2018 $0.00
Circadian Lighting in the Built Environment Webinar/Online Learning December 1, 2017 to December 31, 2018 $0.00
Circadian Lighting in the Built Environment Webinar/Online Learning January 4, 2018 $0.00
Design Strategies for Optimal Well-Being in Health-Care Environments Webinar/Online Learning December 1, 2016 to December 31, 2017
Health Care: Better Designs for Better Care Webinar/Online Learning December 1, 2018 to December 31, 2019 $0.00
Leading Change – A Vision and an Opportunity for a New Urban Birth Center. The journey (so far) of leading change for vision, culture, and space congruence Webinar/Online Learning June 21, 2019 $0.00
Clinicians Involved in Healthcare Design: Strategies, Resources, and Research Webinar/Online Learning July 18, 2019 $0.00
How to Plan and Design for the "What-If" Scenario Webinar/Online Learning $0.00
Patient Safety: Considering Risk in the Built Environment Webinar July 18, 2013 $65.00
Creating and Using an Evidence-based Design Glossary Webinar July 18, 2013 $65.00
An Evidence-Based Approach to Healthcare Art Webinar July 27, 2011 $0.00
Taking the Pulse of Ambulatory Care Environments Webinar June 13, 2013 $65.00
HCD/ IIDA Education Day Series Webinar August 14, 2012 $0.00
Health Design Myths & Legends: Lessons from Systems Engineering Webinar September 19, 2013 $65.00
Post Occupancy Tools for Community Health Centers Webinar June 13, 2013 $65.00
Creating a LEED Healthcare Facility from Groundbreaking to Completion Webinar September 27, 2012 $0.00
Designing and Evaluating the Inpatient Room: An Evidence-Based Toolkit Webinar September 19, 2013 $65.00
Creating Safer Spaces in Healthcare Webinar $0.00
Symposium on Designing For, With and From User Experience Webinar $0.00
Is Your Break Room Giving You the Break You Need? Webinar April 20, 2017 $0.00
A Culture of Inquiry Drives the 50-Year Odyssey of an Iconic Father Daughter Team Webinar May 16, 2013 $65.00
Wellbeing in the Workplace Webinar $65.00
Ten Rules for Transforming 21st Century Healthcare Webinar July 18, 2013 $65.00