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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
Coach, Challenge, Lead: Developing an Indispensable Management Team Seminar
Culture, Process and Outcomes: Where Strategy Begins Seminar
Improving the Patient Experience to Build Customer Loyalty Seminar
The Art of Building Relationships for Successful Teams and Partnerships Seminar
Facility Tour: Laguna Honda Hospital and Rehabilitation Center Tour $0.00
Patient Safety: Considering Risk in the Built Environment Webinar July 18, 2013 $65.00
An Evidence-Based Approach to Healthcare Art Webinar July 27, 2011 $0.00
Creating and Using an Evidence-based Design Glossary Webinar July 18, 2013 $65.00
Taking the Pulse of Ambulatory Care Environments Webinar June 13, 2013 $65.00
HCD/ IIDA Education Day Series Webinar August 14, 2012 $0.00
Health Design Myths & Legends: Lessons from Systems Engineering Webinar September 19, 2013 $65.00
Creating Safer Spaces in Healthcare Webinar $0.00
Post Occupancy Tools for Community Health Centers Webinar June 13, 2013 $65.00
Creating a LEED Healthcare Facility from Groundbreaking to Completion Webinar September 27, 2012 $0.00
Designing and Evaluating the Inpatient Room: An Evidence-Based Toolkit Webinar September 19, 2013 $65.00
Symposium on Designing For, With and From User Experience Webinar $0.00
Is Your Break Room Giving You the Break You Need? Webinar April 20, 2017 $0.00
Wellbeing in the Workplace Webinar $65.00
A Culture of Inquiry Drives the 50-Year Odyssey of an Iconic Father Daughter Team Webinar May 16, 2013 $65.00
Facility Design Support for Mental Health: The Built Environment, Acoustics, and PTSD Webinar January 27, 2016 $215.00
Infection Prevention During Design & Construction of Health Care Facilities Webinar June 12, 2014 $65.00
Ten Rules for Transforming 21st Century Healthcare Webinar July 18, 2013 $65.00
Implementing LEAN Strategies and the Eight Steps of Evidence-Based Design to Increase Caregiver Efficiency Webinar October 18, 2013 $65.00
"Moneyball" and the Business Case for Evidence-Based Design Webinar $139.00
Planning for the Evolution of Hospital Observation Units Webinar March 27, 2014 $65.00
Healthcare Environmental Terms and Outcomes Measures Webinar July 18, 2013 $65.00
The Evolution of Light Webinar October 29, 2013 $65.00
Color for Healthcare Spaces--Using Science and Research to Select Surfaces, Lights and Patterns Webinar July 31, 2014 $65.00
Healthy Soundscapes: Bridging the Gaps between Engineering, Architecture and Medicine Webinar September 11, 2014 $65.00
The Hospital-LESS Environment Webinar June 27, 2013 $0.00