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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
Daylight in Healthcare Facilities: Window Management Through Roller Shades Online December 16, 2015 $0.00
Differentiating the Patient Experience with an Amenity-Rich Environment, Lessons from Medical Tourism Online December 3, 2013 $0.00
New frontiers in Human-Centered and Research Informed Healthcare Design- UF/Planetree Partnerships Online December 2, 2015
EBD JOURNAL CLUB: Clinic Exam Room Design: Present and Future Online June 4, 2014 $0.00
Positive Distractions in Pediatric Environments Online May 16, 2013
Ambulatory Clinic Layouts--Quantifying Differences Between the Best and the Worst Online June 24, 2014 $0.00
2012 HEALTHCARE DESIGN Virtual Symposium Online December 4, 2012 to December 5, 2012 $0.00
Innovations in Research Online December 4, 2013 $0.00
Patient & Family Centered NICU Simulation Lab Online June 24, 2014 $0.00
Window Management Solutions: Key Design Considerations for Healing Environments Online January 29, 2014 $0.00
Fantastically Flexible Online February 1, 2017 to February 28, 2018 $0.00
ICONS and Innovators Master Webinar Series 2013 Online February 21, 2013 to September 19, 2013
EBD JOURNAL CLUB: Centralized vs. Decentralized Nursing Stations: Effects on Nurses' Functional Use of Space and Work Environment Online June 5, 2013 $0.00
Private Development for Public Health Systems: Innovative Initiatives for Sustainable, Patient-Focused Facilities Online June 27, 2013 $0.00
Display Technologies Alleviate Communication Challenges for Hospitals Online January 18, 2012 $0.00
EBD JOURNAL CLUB: Hospital Room Design and Health Outcomes of the Aging Adult Online December 4, 2013 $0.00
EBD JOURNAL CLUB: Design Research and Behavioral Health Facilities Online April 2, 2014 $0.00
Multi-Sensory Environments for Special Populations Online January 26, 2012 $0.00
Evidence-Based Design Deep Dive: How Noise Affects Our Health Online April 12, 2017 $0.00
Antimicrobial Copper: New Evidence and Lessons from an Early Adopter Online November 6, 2014 $0.00
The Tools of Your Trade: New Tools for a New Healthcare Reality Online June 24, 2014 $0.00
Healthcare Design Education Day Online March 28, 2012 $0.00
Achieving Efficiency in Healthcare Workflow: Challenges & Opportunities Online November 20, 2014 $0.00
ICONS And Innovators On-Demand Webinars Online $65.00
Healthcare Design IIDA Education Day Online April 26, 2012 $0.00
EBD JOURNAL CLUB: Staff Perceptions Before and After Adding Single Family Rooms in the NICU Online September 4, 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
Using Design to Unify a Hospital Online September 24, 2013 $0.00
InformeDesign Web-Based Courses Online $45.00
EFA Education Day - Webinar Series Online January 16, 2013 $0.00