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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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Title Publication Date
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
Use of LEAN in Emergency Department Planning and Design April, 2014
Planning for the Evolution of Hospital Observation Units March, 2014
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 Practice Boot Camp Workshop April 12, 2012 to April 14, 2012
Texas A&M Evidence-Based Design Boot Camp Workshop $1700.00
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
The Design Impact of the New Bed Tower on Patients and Staff at Central Washington Hospital Webinar January 30, 2014 $65.00
Health Design Myths & Legends: Lessons from Systems Engineering Webinar September 19, 2013 $65.00
Symposium on Designing For, With and From User Experience Webinar $0.00
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
Designing and Evaluating the Inpatient Room: An Evidence-Based Toolkit Webinar September 19, 2013 $65.00
EBD JOURNAL CLUB: The Role of Facility Design in Preventing Healthcare-Associated Infection: Interventions, Conclusion, and Research Needs Webinar April 23, 2014 $65.00