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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
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
Flooring + Safety 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
Finding Your Voice: Health Care Advocacy Through Evidence-Based Design Lecture/Educational Session
Designing for Wellness Lecture/Educational Session May 18, 2018 $75.00
Quantifying Space - Overview of UCL Depthmap Lecture/Educational Session July 24, 2012 $0.00
The Healing Power of Touch Lecture/Educational Session January 15, 2015 $0.00
Impact of Art on Emergency Department Waiting Experience Lecture/Educational Session or Online $0.00
Implementing Biophilic Design: Enhancing the Patient and Staff Experience Online April 30, 2015
Battling Hospital Acquired Infections with Antimicrobial Copper Infused Hard Surfaces Online March 12, 2013 $0.00
EBD JOURNAL CLUB: Fall Prevention for Inpatient Oncology Using Lean and Rapid Improvement Techniques Online April 8, 2015 $0.00
Using Lean in Healthcare Facility Planning and Design Online December 3, 2013 $0.00
Technology at the Bedside - It's More than a Nurse Call and an IV Pump Online March 21, 2013 $0.00
EBD JOURNAL CLUB: An Empirical Examination of Patient Room Handedness in Acute Medical-Surgical Settings Online March 6, 2013 $0.00
Infection Prevention Webinar Online $129.00
Wellness Environments - More Than a Spa Online March 21, 2013 $0.00
Health-Care Surfaces: Marrying Function with Design Online February 1, 2019 to February 29, 2020 $0.00
The Next Generation Hospital—Meet the 2030 Challenge for Energy Efficiency Online December 4, 2013 $0.00
Targeting 100! Energy Index Research Results – How Six Regions Compared Online March 21, 2013 $0.00
The Hospital ICONs—Vision -Driven Healthcare Facilities Online December 4, 2013 $0.00
IIDA Education Day Online February 21, 2013 $0.00
eCornell: Practiced-Based Research Online June 10, 2011 to May 11, 2013
Integrating Interior Design and Wayfinding Strategies: Enriching the Patient Experience in Pediatric Healthcare Online April 25, 2013 $0.00
Healthier Interiors with the Healthier Hospitals Initiative (HHI) - Leading Communities to a Healthier Future Online April 25, 2013 $0.00
Putting the Patient First: Utilizing IPD to Increase Value and Improve the Patient Experience Online September 24, 2013 $0.00
Design vs the User - Evidence Based Design Online April 15, 2014 $35.00
Latest and Greatest Features in Linear Drains, Wall Coverings, and Flooring Online July 1, 2016 to July 31, 2017 $0.00
"An Hour with an ICON" Master Webinar Series Online August 29, 2012 to September 28, 2012 $75.00
Innovative Hospital Design: A Kaiser Permanente Award Winner Online September 20, 2012
Wellness and Prevention Through Healthcare Anchored Mixed Use Online December 3, 2013 $0.00