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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
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
Medication Safety Considerations from a Systems Perspective September, 2018
Test Your Code Knowledge 2.0 September, 2018
Demystifying Patient Data: Using Medical Records in Healthcare Design Research August, 2018
Engaging Art & Photography in Environments for Aging July, 2018
Design for One is Design for All: The Past, Present and Future of Universal Design for Aging July, 2018
The Medical Behavioral Unit: Enhancing Patient Safety and Experience Through Design June, 2018
Telemedicine: How Virtual Connectivity and Care Are Reshaping Architectural Programming June, 2018
Eliminate Waiting Room Time and Increase Exam Room Utilization May, 2018
Don’t Let Your Smart Building Forget the Patient May, 2018
Microhospitals: Key Considerations for Planning and Design April, 2018
Designing for Adolescents in Mental Health Crisis: A Story of Research, Innovation, and Hope April, 2018
A Culture of Inquiry Drives the 50-Year Odyssey of an Iconic Father-Daughter Team May, 2013
Evidence-Based Design in the Rural Healthcare Setting: Does it Matter? March, 2018
Title Format Date(s) Offered Cost
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
Improving the Learning Environment Lecture/Educational Session $0.00
The Healing Power of Touch Lecture/Educational Session March 3, 2016 $0.00
The Correlation Between Adaptive Environments and Staff and Patient Satisfaction Lecture/Educational Session $0.00
Going Green vs. Going Clean: Infection Control vs. Sustainability in the Healthcare Environment Lecture/Educational Session April 22, 2016 $60.00
EDRA 2015 Fall Symposium Lecture/Educational Session October 10, 2015
Designing for Translational Medicine Lecture/Educational Session May 3, 2016 $0.00
Patient Centered Design Innovation Summit Lecture/Educational Session September 27, 2015 to September 29, 2015
Driving Value by Embracing Integrated Project Delivery Lecture/Educational Session April 17, 2014
Healthcare Flooring Exam Lecture/Educational Session $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
Flooring + Acoustics Lecture/Educational Session August 9, 2016 $0.00
Lean Design: The new paradigm in Healthcare Prototyping, Planning and Simulation Lecture/Educational Session September 20, 2012 $0.00
Design Factors to Minimize the Risk of Water Borne Nosocomial Infections Lecture/Educational Session December 1, 2015 $0.00
De-Mystifying Evidence-Based Design: Art in Healthcare Environments Lecture/Educational Session March 5, 2013 $0.00
Evidence-Based Practice: Application and Evaluation of an Evidence-Based Art Program Lecture/Educational Session
Cure for the Common Code – 2014 Guidelines for Design and Construction of Health Care Facilities Lecture/Educational Session February 18, 2014
Evidence Based Design Recommendations for Nursing Stations Lecture/Educational Session
Exam Experiences Reimagined: Designing for Mutual Participation Lecture/Educational Session January 16, 2017 $0.00
Healthcare: Time for Change Lecture/Educational Session $0.00
Why is Color so Important in Healthcare Design? An Examination of Our Decisions Lecture/Educational Session $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
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
Using Human Factors to Design Reliable and Resilient Healthcare Environments Lecture/Educational Session May 19, 2017 $85.00
Changes to the 2014 Guidelines Part 1 - What You Need to Know Lecture/Educational Session September 18, 2013
The Landscape of Accountable Care: How a Patient Focus is Changing the Industry Lecture/Educational Session October 11, 2013
Healthcare Flooring Exam Lecture/Educational Session $0.00
Changing Light = Changing Lives: Optimizing Lighting to Support Health Lecture/Educational Session $0.00