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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
Helping People Lead Healthy Lives February, 2017
Mental and Behavioral Health Facilities: Critical Design Issues February, 2017
The St. Francis Millennium Cancer Center: Design for a Healthy Clinical Workplace January, 2017
Practical Tips for Integrating EBD into the Traditional Design Process January, 2017
Innovative Hospitals Created by Architecture's Most Renowned Designers December, 2016
Storytelling in the Built Environment November, 2016
The Future is Now - Integrating Technology into the New Memory Care Design September, 2016
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
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