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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
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
How I Learned to Stop Worrying & Love My Robot Doctor October, 2017
Analysis and Simulation: Improving Team-Based Primary Care Design October, 2017
Life Cycle Thinking: Energy and Human Health September, 2017
How Can a Design Firm Launch an EBD Initiative? September, 2017
How Collaboration Leads to Integrated Healthcare Art Programs August, 2017
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
Title Format Date(s) Offered Cost
Meeting New Water Quality Mandates in Health-Care Settings September 1, 2017 to September 30, 2018 $0.00
MetronCon19 Expo & Conference August 8, 2019 to August 9, 2019
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
Design Factors to Minimize the Risk of Water Borne Nosocomial Infections Lecture/Educational Session December 1, 2015 $0.00
Exam Experiences Reimagined: Designing for Mutual Participation Lecture/Educational Session January 16, 2017 $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