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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
Behavioral Health Crisis Stabilization Unit: A Solution to an Overcrowded ED July, 2019
Comprehensive Test Methods for Products in Behavioral Health Environments at the Design in Mental Health Network July, 2019
VA Healing Environments and Research: Connection, Reflection, Introspection, Trust and Acceptance July, 2019
Safety for All: Keeping Patients and Staff Safe in Behavioral Health Environments June, 2019
Realizing the Benefits of a Human-Centered Approach in Behavioral Health June, 2019
Reducing Patient Falls: Top Five Physical Design Factors Warranting Attention June, 2019
Surfaces Matter: Evidence Based Strategies for Safe & Sustainable Lifecycle Performance for Patient & Staff Use Environments June, 2019
Turning Renovation into Transformation May, 2019
Patient Experience: The "X" Factor of Design May, 2019
Automating Safety: How Design Research Can Reveal Solutions for Safe Environments April, 2019
Improving the User Experience: Moving Procedures Off-Site April, 2019
Don’t Get Bugged: Designing for Modern Infectious Diseases March, 2019
Positive Impacts of a Hospital Garden on Patients, Families and Nurses March, 2019
Research Corner: Ask the Author - The Impact of Visibility on Teamwork, Collaborative Communication, and Security in Emergency Departments: An Exploratory Study February, 2019
Healthy Community Design and Inner-City Revitalization: The Parramore Story February, 2019
Post-Acute Environments – What’s Wrong With Them? February, 2019
Research Corner: Ask the Author - Comparing the Effectiveness of Four Different Design Media in Communicating Desired Performance Outcomes With Clinical End Users December, 2018
A Culture of Health: Let’s Redefine What Health Is January, 2019
Designing a Brand Through Art and Architecture: A Tale of Two Hospitals January, 2019
Well-Connected: Optimizing the Outpatient Environment December, 2018
Behavioral Health Behind Closed Doors December, 2018
Safe Emergency Departments through Innovative Design, Technologies and Staffing Considerations December, 2018
Behavioral Health Care Integration: IP, OP, and ED December, 2018
Alleviating Stress through Ecotherapy and Biophilic Design November, 2018
Utilizing a Precision Medicine Approach to Improve Quality + Experience in the Hospital Environment October, 2018
Intermountain Healthcare: Planting the Seeds for Change Using Lean Principles October, 2018
An Unconventional Approach to Integrating Behavioral Health Treatment and Research October, 2018
Bridging the Gap: Bringing Therapeutic Design into the Home September, 2018
The Reduction of Healthcare-Associated Infections through the Built Environment: The Infection Prevention Prototype Patient Room September, 2018
Patient and Staff Safety: Where Does One Begin and the Other One End for Patient Handling? September, 2018
Title Format Date(s) Offered Cost
Going Green vs. Going Clean: Infection Control vs. Sustainability in the Healthcare Environment Lecture/Educational Session April 22, 2016 $60.00
Designing for Translational Medicine Lecture/Educational Session May 3, 2016 $0.00
Flooring + Safety Lecture/Educational Session $0.00
Changing Light = Changing Lives: Optimizing Lighting to Support Health Lecture/Educational Session $0.00
Cure for the Common Code – 2014 Guidelines for Design and Construction of Health Care Facilities Lecture/Educational Session February 18, 2014
Changes to the 2014 Guidelines Part 1 - What You Need to Know Lecture/Educational Session September 18, 2013
Healthcare: Time for Change Lecture/Educational Session $0.00
The Landscape of Accountable Care: How a Patient Focus is Changing the Industry Lecture/Educational Session October 11, 2013
Designing for Wellness Lecture/Educational Session May 18, 2018 $75.00
Evidence-Based Practice: Application and Evaluation of an Evidence-Based Art Program Lecture/Educational Session
The Correlation Between Adaptive Environments and Staff and Patient Satisfaction Lecture/Educational Session $0.00
Why is Color so Important in Healthcare Design? An Examination of Our Decisions Lecture/Educational Session $0.00
Evidence Based Design Recommendations for Nursing Stations Lecture/Educational Session
Flooring + Acoustics Lecture/Educational Session August 9, 2016 $0.00
Merging the language of scientific research, design, and finance will transform the future capital investment decision-making in healthcare Lecture/Educational Session June 20, 2014
The Healing Power of Touch Lecture/Educational Session January 15, 2015 $0.00
Linking the Physical Environment With Health-Related Outcomes to Improve Hospital Performance Lecture/Educational Session March 22, 2012
Copper Touch Surfaces - Antimicrobial Benefits Lecture/Educational Session $0.00
Improving the Learning Environment: Flooring Selection Lecture/Educational Session $0.00
What’s Your Equation for Successful Healthcare Solutions Lecture/Educational Session $0.00
Connecting Care To Design - A Day Of Dialogue Lecture/Educational Session May 2, 2012 $0.00
Enhancing Safety Through Design Lecture/Educational Session $0.00
Healthcare Tipping Points: Past, Present, Future Lecture/Educational Session June 3, 2019 $70.00
Finding Your Voice: Health Care Advocacy Through Evidence-Based Design Lecture/Educational Session
EDRA 2015 Fall Symposium Lecture/Educational Session October 10, 2015
Patient Centered Design Innovation Summit Lecture/Educational Session September 27, 2015 to September 29, 2015
Quantifying Space - Overview of UCL Depthmap Lecture/Educational Session July 24, 2012 $0.00
Driving Value by Embracing Integrated Project Delivery Lecture/Educational Session April 17, 2014
Impact of Art on Emergency Department Waiting Experience Lecture/Educational Session or Online $0.00
Daylight in Healthcare Facilities: Window Management Through Roller Shades Online December 16, 2015 $0.00