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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
Filling the Breach: Unprecedented Challenges, Rapid Inspiration and Innovations May, 2020
FleXX: A Study on Flexibility During the COVID-19 Pandemic May, 2020
Three Case Studies: Excellence in Evidence-based Design May, 2020
Forget Me Not: My Experience Living with Dementia April, 2020
The Hub of All Things Fun: Connecting Innovative Design with Play for Hospitalized Children April, 2020
The Wisdom of Nature – Biophilic Design for Health & Wellness March, 2020
Incorporating Technology that Improves Patient Safety and Save Lives March, 2020
The Building as a Therapeutic Tool: Creating a Children’s Treatment Center February, 2020
Adapting Existing Healthcare Spaces to Suit Behavioral Health Requirements February, 2020
Interactive Design Diagrams: Visually Translating and Linking Design Strategies with Healthcare Outcomes February, 2020
Research Matters: 10 Picks for the Year January, 2020
Telemedicine: Where We Are and Why the Built Environment Matters January, 2020
What You Need to Know About Residential Health Care Acoustics, But Couldn’t Hear to Ask December, 2019
Circadian Lighting: Science and Application in Elder Care December, 2019
When Children’s Hospitals Grow Up: The Evolution of Pediatric Planning and Design November, 2019
Creating a Functional, Award Winning Pediatric Center of Excellence in 22 Months November, 2019
The Spaces In-between: Changing Policy by Design October, 2019
Lighting Design for Behavioral Health Environments October, 2019
Positive Correlations Between the Patient Experience and Facility Design: Learning from Research and The Field October, 2019
The OHSU Rood Family Pavilion: Serving Patients and Families in Difficult Times September, 2019
Taking Modular Interiors to Another Level: The Polyclinic Medical Office Building Case Study September, 2019
Healthcare Design: Update on Current Events August, 2019
The Incredible Shrinking Hospital: Down-sizing Plus-sized Medical Facilities August, 2019
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
Title Format Date(s) Offered Cost
Healthcare: Time for Change Lecture/Educational Session $0.00
Evidence-Based Practice: Application and Evaluation of an Evidence-Based Art Program Lecture/Educational Session
Healthcare Tipping Points: Past, Present, Future Lecture/Educational Session June 3, 2019 $70.00
Impact of Art on Emergency Department Waiting Experience Lecture/Educational Session or Online $0.00
Ambulatory Clinic Layouts--Quantifying Differences Between the Best and the Worst Online June 24, 2014 $0.00
IIDA Education Day Online February 21, 2013 $0.00
Patient & Family Centered NICU Simulation Lab Online June 24, 2014 $0.00
Display Technologies Alleviate Communication Challenges for Hospitals Online January 18, 2012 $0.00
Workplace Violence: Preparedness and Response in a Healthcare Setting Online July 11, 2019 to June 30, 2020 $0.00
Multi-Sensory Environments for Special Populations Online January 26, 2012 $0.00
Positive Distractions in Pediatric Environments Online May 16, 2013
The Tools of Your Trade: New Tools for a New Healthcare Reality Online June 24, 2014 $0.00
ICONS And Innovators On-Demand Webinars Online $65.00
Healthcare Design Education Day Online March 28, 2012 $0.00
Decentralized Nursing: Making Sense of the Evidence and Planning for the Future Online April 16, 2020 $0.00
Healthcare Design IIDA Education Day Online April 26, 2012 $0.00
Private Development for Public Health Systems: Innovative Initiatives for Sustainable, Patient-Focused Facilities Online June 27, 2013 $0.00
Fantastically Flexible Online February 1, 2017 to February 28, 2018 $0.00
Antimicrobial Copper: New Evidence and Lessons from an Early Adopter Online November 6, 2014 $0.00
Designing Hope: Key Principles for Designing Therapeutic and Humane Behavioral Health Environments Online March 19, 2020 $0.00
Achieving Efficiency in Healthcare Workflow: Challenges & Opportunities Online November 20, 2014 $0.00
InformeDesign Web-Based Courses Online $45.00
Evidence-Based Design Deep Dive: How Noise Affects Our Health Online April 12, 2017 $0.00
Latest and Greatest Features in Linear Drains, Wall Coverings, and Flooring Online July 1, 2016 to July 31, 2017 $0.00
EFA Education Day - Webinar Series Online January 16, 2013 $0.00
Battling Hospital Acquired Infections with Antimicrobial Copper Infused Hard Surfaces Online March 12, 2013 $0.00
EBD JOURNAL CLUB: Tailored lighting intervention improves measures of sleep, depression, and agitation in persons with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia living in long-term care facilities Online February 11, 2015 $0.00
EBD JOURNAL CLUB: An Empirical Examination of Patient Room Handedness in Acute Medical-Surgical Settings Online March 6, 2013 $0.00
EBD JOURNAL CLUB: Staff Perceptions Before and After Adding Single Family Rooms in the NICU Online September 4, 2013 $0.00
Using Design to Unify a Hospital Online September 24, 2013 $0.00