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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
Nurture Research: "Design for Healing" Presentation $0.00
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
HCAT: Healthcare Aptitude Test Presentation $0.00
Implementing Evidence-Based Design (EBD) as a Design Approach Presentation April 14, 2012
Coach, Challenge, Lead: Developing an Indispensable Management Team Seminar
Got EBD? The Art & Science of Evidence-Based Design Demystified 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
A Preview of Healthcare Design’s Cancer Center Trends Report Webinar March 21, 2013 $65.00
An Evidence-Based Approach to Healthcare Art Webinar July 27, 2011 $0.00
Applying Neuroscience to Healthcare Lighting Design: Opportunities and Cautions Webinar April 9, 2015 $65.00
Does Privacy Trump Visibility? Examining an Iconic Hospital's Radial Nursing Unit Webinar $0.00
Facility Design Support for Mental Health: The Built Environment, Acoustics, and PTSD Webinar January 27, 2016 $215.00
Patient Safety: Considering Risk in the Built Environment Webinar July 18, 2013 $65.00
Acoustical Basics for Design Professionals Webinar $0.00
Creating and Using an Evidence-based Design Glossary Webinar July 18, 2013 $65.00
Healthcare Design In Support of the Military Health System’s Transformation to a Patient Centered Medical Home Model of Care Webinar June 25, 2015 $65.00
Health Design Myths & Legends: Lessons from Systems Engineering Webinar September 19, 2013 $65.00
Symposium on Designing For, With and From User Experience Webinar $0.00
The Design Impact of the New Bed Tower on Patients and Staff at Central Washington Hospital Webinar January 30, 2014 $65.00
Designing and Evaluating the Inpatient Room: An Evidence-Based Toolkit Webinar September 19, 2013 $65.00
Designing a New Ambulatory Care: Model A Case Study Look at Ambulatory Design Trends featuring UW Health - Yahara Clinic Webinar February 27, 2014 $65.00
Five Years of Use: Interior Environment Review of an Acute Care Hospital Webinar April 25, 2013 $0.00
"Moneyball" and the Business Case for Evidence-Based Design Webinar $139.00
The Design & Construction Process of a NICU: Nurse Leader's Role in Creating a Positive Patient Environment Webinar August 20, 2015 $65.00
EBD JOURNAL CLUB: The Role of Facility Design in Preventing Healthcare-Associated Infection: Interventions, Conclusion, and Research Needs Webinar April 23, 2014 $65.00