Center for Health Design Prepares to Launch Evidence-Based Design Accreditation and Certification Program (EDAC)
by Mark Denton on December 8th, 2008
The Center for Health Design has revealed more information about their plans to begin offering accreditation for evidence-based design professionals. They announced that accreditation exams will be administered beginning in April 2009, and they have already released the first of three exam study guides.
According to the new EDAC web site, the accreditation is appropriate for anyone interested in becoming more knowledgeable about the evidence-based design process, including:
- Design Professionals
- Healthcare Facility Planners
- Product Manufacturers
- Educators and Students
Healthcare architects and hospital facility managers would seem to be the most obvious candidate for this designation, but the broad description of potential recipients offered by CHD makes it pretty clear that other design-industry consultants shouldn’t have too much trouble reaching the level of proficiency needed to pass the accreditation test. I hope that plenty of hospital wayfinding consultants step up and participate so that we can keep wayfinding in the middle of the evidence-based design conversation.