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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
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
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
Title Format Date(s) Offered Cost
Daylight in Healthcare Facilities: Window Management Through Roller Shades Online December 16, 2015 $0.00
EBD JOURNAL CLUB: Clinic Exam Room Design: Present and Future Online June 4, 2014 $0.00
Fantastically Flexible Online February 1, 2017 to February 28, 2018 $0.00
Healthier Interiors with the Healthier Hospitals Initiative (HHI) - Leading Communities to a Healthier Future Online April 25, 2013 $0.00
eCornell: Practiced-Based Research Online June 10, 2011 to May 11, 2013
New frontiers in Human-Centered and Research Informed Healthcare Design- UF/Planetree Partnerships Online December 2, 2015
Ambulatory Clinic Layouts--Quantifying Differences Between the Best and the Worst Online June 24, 2014 $0.00
Patient & Family Centered NICU Simulation Lab Online June 24, 2014 $0.00
"An Hour with an ICON" Master Webinar Series Online August 29, 2012 to September 28, 2012 $75.00
Positive Distractions in Pediatric Environments Online May 16, 2013
Innovative Hospital Design: A Kaiser Permanente Award Winner Online September 20, 2012
Putting the Patient First: Utilizing IPD to Increase Value and Improve the Patient Experience Online September 24, 2013 $0.00
Evidence-Based Design Deep Dive: How Noise Affects Our Health Online April 12, 2017 $0.00
2012 HEALTHCARE DESIGN Virtual Symposium Online December 4, 2012 to December 5, 2012 $0.00
Wellness and Prevention Through Healthcare Anchored Mixed Use Online December 3, 2013 $0.00
Private Development for Public Health Systems: Innovative Initiatives for Sustainable, Patient-Focused Facilities Online June 27, 2013 $0.00
ICONS and Innovators Master Webinar Series 2013 Online February 21, 2013 to September 19, 2013
Differentiating the Patient Experience with an Amenity-Rich Environment, Lessons from Medical Tourism Online December 3, 2013 $0.00
EBD JOURNAL CLUB: Centralized vs. Decentralized Nursing Stations: Effects on Nurses' Functional Use of Space and Work Environment Online June 5, 2013 $0.00
Antimicrobial Copper: New Evidence and Lessons from an Early Adopter Online November 6, 2014 $0.00
EBD JOURNAL CLUB: Hospital Room Design and Health Outcomes of the Aging Adult Online December 4, 2013 $0.00
Innovations in Research Online December 4, 2013 $0.00
Achieving Efficiency in Healthcare Workflow: Challenges & Opportunities Online November 20, 2014 $0.00
Window Management Solutions: Key Design Considerations for Healing Environments Online January 29, 2014 $0.00
Technology at the Bedside - It's More than a Nurse Call and an IV Pump Online March 21, 2013 $0.00
Wellness Environments - More Than a Spa Online March 21, 2013 $0.00
Latest and Greatest Features in Linear Drains, Wall Coverings, and Flooring Online July 1, 2016 to July 31, 2017 $0.00
Targeting 100! Energy Index Research Results – How Six Regions Compared Online March 21, 2013 $0.00
EBD JOURNAL CLUB: Design Research and Behavioral Health Facilities Online April 2, 2014 $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