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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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Webinars

Title Publication Date
Undercover Masterplan: Design as a Catalyst to Unite Two Hospital Systems September, 2016
Evaluating Design Mock-Ups to Enhance Quality and Patient Care August, 2016
High-Consequence Infectious Disease: 10 Ideas to Improve Safety in Patient Care June, 2016
Nurses as Leaders in Healthcare Design March, 2016
Applied Research in Focus: Insight from a Pre/Post Occupancy Evaluation September, 2015
Environmental Standards Council Series: The Case for Access to Nature in the 2014 Guidelines for Design and Construction of Health Care Facilities March, 2013
Design for Critical Care September, 2012
Can't Build New? Increasing Value by Using Evidence-Based Design in Renovations and Existing Settings September, 2012
Applying EBD Principles to Healthcare Interior Renovation Projects September, 2012
Managing Hospital Construction Projects: Risks from One CEO's Experience September, 2012
The Application of Color in Healthcare Setting March, 2013
Healthcare Design In Support of the Military Health System’s Transformation to a Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Model of Care June, 2015
Patient Perceptions of Hospital Cleanliness: More Than Just a “Nice to Have”. May, 2015
Applying Neuroscience to Healthcare Lighting Design: Opportunities and Cautions April, 2015
Playgrounds to Patient Rooms: Flooring and Patient Safety March, 2015
The Future of Primary Care in the First LEED Platinum Community Health Center February, 2015
Life Indoors—The Design of the Built Environment’s Impact on Health and Wellbeing February, 2015
EDAC - Beyond the evidence: The process change that will increase the likelihood of success in implementing EBD January, 2015
The Link Between Patient Satisfaction & Facility Design October, 2014
Evidence-Based Practice: Application and Evaluation of an Evidence-Based Art Program October, 2014
Healthy Soundscapes: Bridging the Gaps between Engineering, Architecture and Medicine September, 2014
Design Research and Behavioral Health Facilities September, 2014
Designing the Future of Integrated Behavioral Health August, 2014
The Wicked Problem of Waiting Rooms: It’s About People, Not Process July, 2014
Infection Prevention During Design & Construction of Health Care Facilities June, 2014
Curing the Noise Epidemic: How Loud is Your Design? May, 2014
Designing the Evidence-Based Hospital: Ways to Strengthen Inpatient Performance Through Facility Innovation April, 2014
Use of LEAN in Emergency Department Planning and Design April, 2014
Planning for the Evolution of Hospital Observation Units March, 2014
Designing a New Ambulatory Care Model: A Case Study Look at Ambulatory Design Trends Featuring UW Health – Yahara Clinic February, 2014
Title Format Date(s) Offered Cost
The Design & Construction Process of a NICU: Nurse Leader's Role in Creating a Positive Patient Environment Webinar August 20, 2015 $65.00
Creating a LEED Healthcare Facility from Groundbreaking to Completion Webinar September 27, 2012 $0.00
Implementing LEAN Strategies and the Eight Steps of Evidence-Based Design to Increase Caregiver Efficiency Webinar October 18, 2013 $65.00
Designing the Evidence-Based Hospital - How to Strengthen Inpatient Performance Through Facility Innovation Webinar April 24, 2014 $65.00
Applied Research in Focus: Insight from a Pre/Post Occupancy Evaluation Webinar September 24, 2015 $65.00
Taking the Pulse of Ambulatory Care Environments Webinar June 13, 2013 $65.00
The Evolution of Light Webinar October 29, 2013 $65.00
The Nature of Healthcare Transformation in North America Webinar October 1, 2015 $65.00
Post Occupancy Tools for Community Health Centers Webinar June 13, 2013 $65.00
A Culture of Inquiry Drives the 50-Year Odyssey of an Iconic Father Daughter Team Webinar May 16, 2013 $65.00
Hybrid Operating Room Design—Best Practices for Safety, Flexibility and Improved Outcomes Webinar $0.00
Evidence for Evidence-Based Design Webinar
Creating Safer Spaces in Healthcare Webinar $0.00
Ten Rules for Transforming 21st Century Healthcare Webinar July 18, 2013 $65.00
Healthcare Environmental Terms and Outcomes Measures Webinar July 18, 2013 $65.00
Wellbeing in the Workplace Webinar $65.00
Infection Prevention During Design & Construction of Health Care Facilities Webinar June 12, 2014 $65.00
The Hospital-LESS Environment Webinar June 27, 2013 $0.00
Is Your Break Room Giving You the Break You Need? Webinar April 20, 2017 $0.00
Planning for the Evolution of Hospital Observation Units Webinar March 27, 2014 $65.00
Transforming the In-patient Experience: Modular and Other Design Strategies Every Hospital Should Consider Webinar June 27, 2013 $0.00
Color for Healthcare Spaces--Using Science and Research to Select Surfaces, Lights and Patterns Webinar July 31, 2014 $65.00
Undertaking Health System Facility Assessments Webinar June 27, 2013 $0.00
Healthy Soundscapes: Bridging the Gaps between Engineering, Architecture and Medicine Webinar September 11, 2014 $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
Use of Lean in Emergency Department Planning and Design Webinar April 10, 2014 $65.00
Mitigate Falls Risk in Hospitals - Evidence-based Design Recommendations Webinar September 19, 2013 $65.00
Designing the Future of Integrated Behavioral Health Webinar August 28, 2014 $65.00
EDAC – Beyond the Evidence Webinar January 29, 2015 $65.00
Design Research and Behavioral Health Facilities Webinar September 4, 2014 $65.00