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Did You Know...

EDAC = evidence-based design accreditation and certification.



Become EDAC Certified

EDAC stands for "evidence-based design accreditation and certification". EDAC-certified individuals are a global community of forward-thinking professionals helping achieve EDAC’s vision of a world where all healthcare environments are created using an evidence-based design process. Learn more about evidence-based design and become EDAC-certified!

What Is Evidence-based Design?

Evidence-based design (EBD) is the process of basing decisions about the built environment on credible research to achieve the best possible outcomes. The Center for Health Design created the evidence-based design accreditation and certification, EDAC, program to establish a definition and process for incorporating EBD into design. Today, EDAC is an internationally recognized program that awards certification to individuals who demonstrate an understanding of the application of EBD in the design, construction, renovation, expansion, and replacement of healthcare facilities.


Healthcare planners, architects, interior designers, engineers, contractors, as well as anyone in the management team of a healthcare organization that has direct responsibility for planning and designing buildings. There are no prerequisites for sitting for the examination. And now, you can practice with the EDAC Sample Exam.



This is the EDAC landing page

News & Updates
Tour the New Parkland Hospital Before It Opens - Plus Get Early Bird Savings!
March 19, 2015

Early bird savings are now available for the Pebble in Practice workshop, titled, "Maintaining Momentum: The Parkland Journey" that will occur on May 4-5, 2015.  The early bird registration will run through April 3, 2015.   


This Pebble-in-Practice Workshop will provide attendees with a unique, pre-opening preview of this new Parkland Hospital campus and will share a behind-the-scenes overview of the design strategy and leadership approaches to maintain the project momentum and share the critical lessons learned. ...