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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
Hybrid Operating Room Design—Best Practices for Safety, Flexibility and Improved Outcomes Webinar $0.00
Transforming the In-patient Experience: Modular and Other Design Strategies Every Hospital Should Consider Webinar June 27, 2013 $0.00
Undertaking Health System Facility Assessments Webinar June 27, 2013 $0.00
A Preview of Healthcare Design’s Cancer Center Trends Report Webinar March 21, 2013 $65.00
Try it Before You Buy it: The Role of Simulation and Modeling in Evidence-Based Healthcare Design Webinar August 22, 2013 $65.00
EDAC – Beyond the Evidence Webinar January 29, 2015 $65.00
Mitigate Falls Risk in Hospitals - Evidence-based Design Recommendations Webinar September 19, 2013 $65.00
Life Indoors—The Design of the Built Environment’s Impact on Health and Wellbeing Webinar February 12, 2015 $65.00
Evidence for Evidence-Based Design Webinar
The Future of Primary Care in the First LEED Platinum Community Health Cente Webinar February 26, 2015 $65.00
How to Create and Use an Indoor Nature Room to Reduce Stress and Improve Positive Emotions Among Individuals with Dementia Webinar August 16, 2018 $0.00
Use of Lean in Emergency Department Planning and Design Webinar April 10, 2014 $65.00
Playgrounds to Patient Rooms: Flooring and Patient Safety Webinar March 12, 2015 $65.00
Five Years of Use: Interior Environment Review of an Acute Care Hospital Webinar April 25, 2013 $0.00
"Tools You Can Use: How Can You Track Safety and Mitigate Risk Through Design" Webinar March 19, 2015 $65.00
Clinical Evidence for the Use of Copper Touch Surfaces in Healthcare Webinar September 19, 2013 $65.00
Designing the Future of Integrated Behavioral Health Webinar August 28, 2014 $65.00
Using Data to Drive Environmental Performance Webinar $0.00
Design Research and Behavioral Health Facilities Webinar September 4, 2014 $65.00
Applying Neuroscience to Healthcare Lighting Design: Opportunities and Cautions Webinar April 9, 2015 $65.00
Acoustical Basics for Design Professionals Webinar $0.00
Does Privacy Trump Visibility? Examining an Iconic Hospital's Radial Nursing Unit Webinar $0.00
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
Healthcare Design Education Day Webinar September 25, 2012 $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 a New Ambulatory Care: Model A Case Study Look at Ambulatory Design Trends featuring UW Health - Yahara Clinic Webinar February 27, 2014 $65.00
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
Applied Research in Focus: Insight from a Pre/Post Occupancy Evaluation Webinar September 24, 2015 $65.00
The Nature of Healthcare Transformation in North America Webinar October 1, 2015 $65.00