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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
Evidence-based Design Tips for Art in Healthcare September, 2016
The Green Road Project: Healing Via Nature for Wounded Warriors September, 2016
Creating Safer Spaces in Healthcare: Impacts, performance, and outcomes of rubber flooring in healthcare and the Affordable Care Act (ACA) September, 2016
Undercover Masterplan: Design as a Catalyst to Unite Two Hospital Systems September, 2016
Evaluating Design Mock-Ups to Enhance Quality and Patient Care August, 2016
High-Consequence Infectious Disease: 10 Ideas to Improve Safety in Patient Care June, 2016
Nurses as Leaders in Healthcare Design March, 2016
Applied Research in Focus: Insight from a Pre/Post Occupancy Evaluation September, 2015
Environmental Standards Council Series: The Case for Access to Nature in the 2014 Guidelines for Design and Construction of Health Care Facilities March, 2013
Design for Critical Care September, 2012
Can't Build New? Increasing Value by Using Evidence-Based Design in Renovations and Existing Settings September, 2012
Applying EBD Principles to Healthcare Interior Renovation Projects September, 2012
Managing Hospital Construction Projects: Risks from One CEO's Experience September, 2012
The Application of Color in Healthcare Setting March, 2013
Healthcare Design In Support of the Military Health System’s Transformation to a Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Model of Care June, 2015
Patient Perceptions of Hospital Cleanliness: More Than Just a “Nice to Have”. May, 2015
Applying Neuroscience to Healthcare Lighting Design: Opportunities and Cautions April, 2015
Playgrounds to Patient Rooms: Flooring and Patient Safety March, 2015
The Future of Primary Care in the First LEED Platinum Community Health Center February, 2015
Life Indoors—The Design of the Built Environment’s Impact on Health and Wellbeing February, 2015
EDAC - Beyond the evidence: The process change that will increase the likelihood of success in implementing EBD January, 2015
The Link Between Patient Satisfaction & Facility Design October, 2014
Evidence-Based Practice: Application and Evaluation of an Evidence-Based Art Program October, 2014
Healthy Soundscapes: Bridging the Gaps between Engineering, Architecture and Medicine September, 2014
Design Research and Behavioral Health Facilities September, 2014
Designing the Future of Integrated Behavioral Health August, 2014
The Wicked Problem of Waiting Rooms: It’s About People, Not Process July, 2014
Infection Prevention During Design & Construction of Health Care Facilities June, 2014
Curing the Noise Epidemic: How Loud is Your Design? May, 2014
Designing the Evidence-Based Hospital: Ways to Strengthen Inpatient Performance Through Facility Innovation April, 2014
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
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
Patient-Centered Design Innovation Summit 2018 Conference October 6, 2018 to October 8, 2018 $599.00
Healthcare Design Expo & Conference Conference November 12, 2016 to November 15, 2016
EDRA 2016 Conference Conference May 18, 2016 to May 21, 2016
NeoCon Convention 2016 Conference June 13, 2016 to June 15, 2016
LeadingAge Annual Meeting & Expo 2013 Conference October 27, 2013 to October 30, 2013
NeoCon Convention 2013 Conference June 10, 2013 to June 12, 2013
Environments for Aging Conference 2014 Conference May 3, 2014 to May 6, 2014
Academy of Neuroscience for Architecture Conference 2012 Conference September 20, 2012 to September 22, 2012
NeoCon 2014 Conference June 9, 2014 to June 11, 2014
Environments for Aging Expo & Conference Conference April 9, 2016 to April 12, 2016
Patient-Centered Design Innovation Summit Conference April 6, 2017 to April 9, 2017 $750.00
ASHE PDC Conference 2012 Conference March 4, 2012 to March 7, 2012
Applying PC Lean® Tools to Building Design and Transition Planning Conference October 7, 2013
Reaping the Returns for Investing in Sustainable Environment of Care, Design and Operations Conference October 8, 2013
PlaneTree Conference 2013: Canada Conference October 6, 2013 to October 9, 2013
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: 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
EBD Journal Club: Risk Assessment as Standard Work in Design EBD Journal Club February 17, 2016 $0.00
San Francisco Health Design Insights Networking Event In-person event February 24, 2016
The Impact of Aging on the Built Environment Lecture/Education Session November 9, 2017