EDAC Candidate Access

Welcome to the online system for EDAC (Evidence-Based Design Accreditation and Certification). New and returning candidates can use this system to register for the examination and submit continuing education units and fees. EDAC is The Center for Health Design's internationally recognized program that awards credentials to individuals who demonstrate a thorough understanding of how to apply an evidence-based design process to the design and development of settings, including measuring and reporting results.

This site is maintained by EDAC's examination vendor, Castle Worldwide, Inc. Castle is responsible for application intake and evaluation for EDAC's examination candidates. For more information about the EDAC program, please click on the link to the left "EDAC Web Site".

Be sure to read the Candidate Handbook (link at left) before applying for this exam.

If you are a student or believe that your firm should receive a discounted rate - please email CHD to inquire.

If you are registering for the exam at a conference (like Healthcare Design or Planning, Design, and Construction), you must complete the paper application (link at left) if today's date is 30 days or less before the examination date. Bring the completed paper application with you to the examination.

Renewal reminders will be sent via hard copy mail and e-mail four (4) months before your renewal expiration date and one (1) month via email from Castle Worldwide. It is the responsibility of the certified individual to notify Castle of any changes in contact information.

In order to access the renewal application, please use the assigned username and password that is in the renewal notice.

For more information, please read the EDAC Program Continuing Education Policy

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