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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
Display Technologies Alleviate Communication Challenges for Hospitals Online January 18, 2012 $0.00
EBD JOURNAL CLUB: Staff Perceptions Before and After Adding Single Family Rooms in the NICU Online September 4, 2013 $0.00
IIDA Education Day Online February 21, 2013 $0.00
Multi-Sensory Environments for Special Populations Online January 26, 2012 $0.00
Infection Prevention Webinar Online $129.00
Using Design to Unify a Hospital Online September 24, 2013 $0.00
The Tools of Your Trade: New Tools for a New Healthcare Reality Online June 24, 2014 $0.00
Health-Care Surfaces: Marrying Function with Design Online February 1, 2019 to February 29, 2020 $0.00
Implementing Biophilic Design: Enhancing the Patient and Staff Experience Online April 30, 2015
EBD JOURNAL CLUB: Fall Prevention for Inpatient Oncology Using Lean and Rapid Improvement Techniques Online April 8, 2015 $0.00
Healthcare Design Education Day Online March 28, 2012 $0.00
ICONS And Innovators On-Demand Webinars Online $65.00
Healthcare Design IIDA Education Day Online April 26, 2012 $0.00
Using Lean in Healthcare Facility Planning and Design Online December 3, 2013 $0.00
Eight Fundamental Performance Characteristics of Health-Care Flooring Online May 1, 2019 to April 30, 2020 $0.00
The Next Generation Hospital—Meet the 2030 Challenge for Energy Efficiency Online December 4, 2013 $0.00
The Hospital ICONs—Vision -Driven Healthcare Facilities Online December 4, 2013 $0.00
InformeDesign Web-Based Courses Online $45.00
Workplace Violence: Preparedness and Response in a Healthcare Setting Online July 11, 2019 to June 30, 2020 $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: An Empirical Examination of Patient Room Handedness in Acute Medical-Surgical Settings Online March 6, 2013 $0.00
Design vs the User - Evidence Based Design Online April 15, 2014 $35.00
Nurture Research: "Design for Healing" Presentation $0.00
HCAT: Healthcare Aptitude Test Presentation $0.00
Implementing Evidence-Based Design (EBD) as a Design Approach Presentation April 14, 2012
Nurture Research: "Rx for Pharmacies" Presentation $0.00
Nurture Research: "Experiences in Outpatient Care" Presentation $0.00
Nurture Research: "Adult Acute Care" Presentation $0.00
Got EBD? The Art & Science of Evidence-Based Design Demystified Seminar