AAHID has added a pathway to sit for the CHID exam. Read more about what qualifies you and how you can sit here.
Whether you’re a healthcare interior designer looking to boost your professional credibility and help advance the field; or someone looking for a highly qualified healthcare interior designer to join your team, you’ve come to the right place. AAHID’s Certified Healthcare Interior Designer (CHID) credential recognizes excellence, commitment, and knowledge of this complex discipline.
Committed to creating the best environments for healthcare delivery, Certified Healthcare Interior Designers are the most qualified to ensure the health, safety, and welfare of patients, residents, and staff in hospitals, clinics, and residential care facilities.
We value partners who transform the healthcare environment into one for healing, improving outcomes and maximizing efficiency.
“My passion for healthcare design has led me to AAHID, and I felt that its mission is in line with my career path and I had to be a part of it. So I completed the required credentials by obtaining the NCIDQ certification in 2011, and passed the CHID exam in the spring of 2013. Although I am passionate about residential and commercial design projects, I believe that my true calling is in healthcare design; Creating healing environments that promote safe mobility and independence to patients give me true satisfaction, knowing that I am making a difference in someone’s life by improving their living spaces”.
The reason I pursued the CHID exam was to have tangible evidence confirming my knowledge of healthcare and hospitals. It’s one thing to say that I’ve spent 30 years inside a hospital and have worked with over 70 different departments within the hospital, but it’s another to have my clients write letters on my behalf and endorse my efforts! It has served me well, especially when a potential client asks what I had to do to achieve those letters beside my name.
If a designer is interested in standing out their career, I suggest taking the exam.
What I love about Interior Design is the capacity of the built environment to shape perception and behavior. That is the ability to positively influence the human condition.
What I love about my practice in Healthcare Interior Design is that through providing relief to the requirements of caregivers in their routines, in shaping perceptions to alleviate concerns of visitors as to the wellbeing of their loved ones and by addressing patient comfort, dignity and recovery, I provide services that enhance basic human needs for the greater good of mankind.
AAHID in its mission, positions CHID credentialed professionals to better serve society.
IDEC’s Award Nominations and Scholarship Calls
Haworth® Health Environments NeoCon 2016
Applications Open for AAHID Board of Directors
IFMA HCRE Event Showcases a CHID as a Speaker
California CHIDs Attend AAHID’s Candidate Forum
AAHID’s Atlanta Candidate Forum