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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
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
Designing for Adolescents in Mental Health Crisis: A Story of Research, Innovation, and Hope April, 2018
A Culture of Inquiry Drives the 50-Year Odyssey of an Iconic Father-Daughter Team May, 2013
Evidence-Based Design in the Rural Healthcare Setting: Does it Matter? March, 2018
Design for Memory Care: Removing Barriers to Achieve Person-centered Care! March, 2018
Human Centric Lighting: 3.0 February, 2018
Where Experience Happens: Why Environment Matters to Patient Experience February, 2018
ART+Science January, 2018
Safety Risk Assessment 2.0 January, 2018
How to Commission Art in Your Healthcare Environment December, 2017
Title Format Date(s) Offered Cost
Emergency Department Strategic Design Workshop Workshop May 11, 2016 to May 12, 2016
Pebble Partner Colloquium - May 2013 Workshop May 8, 2013 to May 10, 2013
Texas A&M Evidence-Based Design Boot Camp Workshop $1700.00
Texas A&M Evidence-based Design Practice Boot Camp Workshop April 12, 2012 to April 14, 2012
Healing Environments for Home, Work and Play Workshop May 9, 2013
Family Centered NICU Design Standards Workshop August 25, 2016
Family-Centered Cancer Care Simulation Lab Workshop October 5, 2016 $0.00
Health Care: Better Designs for Better Care Webinar/Online Learning December 1, 2018 to December 31, 2019 $0.00
Advancing the Daylighting Discussion Webinar/Online Learning May 1, 2016 to May 31, 2017 $0.00
Design Strategies for Optimal Well-Being in Health-Care Environments Webinar/Online Learning December 1, 2016 to December 31, 2017
Smart Glass Solutions for Interior Commercial Structures Webinar/Online Learning January 13, 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
A Preview of Healthcare Design’s Cancer Center Trends Report Webinar March 21, 2013 $65.00
An Evidence-Based Approach to Healthcare Art Webinar July 27, 2011 $0.00
Does Privacy Trump Visibility? Examining an Iconic Hospital's Radial Nursing Unit Webinar $0.00
Facility Design Support for Mental Health: The Built Environment, Acoustics, and PTSD Webinar January 27, 2016 $215.00
Applying Neuroscience to Healthcare Lighting Design: Opportunities and Cautions Webinar April 9, 2015 $65.00
Patient Safety: Considering Risk in the Built Environment Webinar July 18, 2013 $65.00
Acoustical Basics for Design Professionals Webinar $0.00
Creating and Using an Evidence-based Design Glossary Webinar July 18, 2013 $65.00
Healthcare Design In Support of the Military Health System’s Transformation to a Patient Centered Medical Home Model of Care Webinar June 25, 2015 $65.00
Health Design Myths & Legends: Lessons from Systems Engineering Webinar September 19, 2013 $65.00
The Design Impact of the New Bed Tower on Patients and Staff at Central Washington Hospital Webinar January 30, 2014 $65.00
Symposium on Designing For, With and From User Experience Webinar $0.00
Designing and Evaluating the Inpatient Room: An Evidence-Based Toolkit Webinar September 19, 2013 $65.00
Designing a New Ambulatory Care: Model A Case Study Look at Ambulatory Design Trends featuring UW Health - Yahara Clinic Webinar February 27, 2014 $65.00
Five Years of Use: Interior Environment Review of an Acute Care Hospital Webinar April 25, 2013 $0.00
HCD/ IIDA Education Day Series Webinar August 14, 2012 $0.00