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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
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
Design for Memory Care: Removing Barriers to Achieve Person-centered Care! March, 2018
Human Centric Lighting: 3.0 February, 2018
Where Experience Happens: Why Environment Matters to Patient Experience February, 2018
ART+Science January, 2018
Safety Risk Assessment 2.0 January, 2018
How to Commission Art in Your Healthcare Environment December, 2017
Title Format Date(s) Offered Cost
New frontiers in Human-Centered and Research Informed Healthcare Design- UF/Planetree Partnerships Online December 2, 2015
Differentiating the Patient Experience with an Amenity-Rich Environment, Lessons from Medical Tourism Online December 3, 2013 $0.00
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
2012 HEALTHCARE DESIGN Virtual Symposium Online December 4, 2012 to December 5, 2012 $0.00
Ambulatory Clinic Layouts--Quantifying Differences Between the Best and the Worst Online June 24, 2014 $0.00
Innovations in Research Online December 4, 2013 $0.00
Patient & Family Centered NICU Simulation Lab Online June 24, 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
Window Management Solutions: Key Design Considerations for Healing Environments Online January 29, 2014 $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
Private Development for Public Health Systems: Innovative Initiatives for Sustainable, Patient-Focused Facilities Online June 27, 2013 $0.00
EBD JOURNAL CLUB: Hospital Room Design and Health Outcomes of the Aging Adult Online December 4, 2013 $0.00
Display Technologies Alleviate Communication Challenges for Hospitals Online January 18, 2012 $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
Achieving Efficiency in Healthcare Workflow: Challenges & Opportunities Online November 20, 2014 $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
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
EFA Education Day - Webinar Series Online January 16, 2013 $0.00
InformeDesign Web-Based Courses Online $45.00
Nurture Research: "Design for Healing" Presentation $0.00