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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
Use of LEAN in Emergency Department Planning and Design April, 2014
Planning for the Evolution of Hospital Observation Units March, 2014
Designing a New Ambulatory Care Model: A Case Study Look at Ambulatory Design Trends Featuring UW Health – Yahara Clinic February, 2014
The Design Impact of the New Bed Tower on Patients and Staff at Central Washington Hospital January, 2014
The Evolution of Lighting October, 2013
Implementing LEAN strategies and the 8 steps of Evidence Based Design to increase caregiver efficiency at Central Washington Hospital October, 2013
Mitigate Falls Risk in Hospitals—Evidence-based Design Recommendations September, 2013
Health Design Myths & Legends: Lessons from Systems Engineering September, 2013
Try it Before You Buy it: The Role of Simulation and Modeling in Evidence-Based Healthcare Design August, 2013
New Rules for 21st Century Healthcare July, 2013
Taking the Pulse of Ambulatory Care Environments June, 2013
New Directions: 2014 Guidelines for Residential Care Facilities! May, 2013
Community Health Center Design: Perspectives, Strategies and Recommendations for Renovation and New Facility Construction April, 2013
Examining the Effects of Positive Distractions in Pediatric Environments: A Methodological Comparison of Two Studies May, 2013
Healing Spaces: The Science of Place and Wellbeing: implications for designing healthy spaces for healthcare settings. March, 2013
Fable 2.0: The Compelling Business Case for Building Better Buildings February, 2013
Color for Healthcare Spaces--Using Science and Research to Select Surfaces, Lights and Patterns July, 2014
Beyond the Building 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
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