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Become CHID Certified

Enhance your professional credibility by earning the CHID credential. Application deadline: May 1, 2022.

Recognizing excellence, commitment, and knowledge

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.

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We value partners who transform the healthcare environment into one for healing, improving outcomes and maximizing efficiency.

  • Jamison Delfino
    I was interested in becoming a CHID to strengthen and expand my level of expertise in the healthcare market. I have also enjoyed connecting with other designers and helping to build our community in the process.
    Jamison Delfino
  • Melinda P. Avila-Torio

    I was inspired to sit for the AAHID exam by my mentor, Elizabeth Brawley.  Betsy is a nationally recognized Interior Designer and Researcher specializing in Built Environments for those with Alzheimer’s. After already having been in the design profession for 10 years, I joined THW Design 16 years ago after finally listening to my passion of designing environments for our senior community. I have taken other certification exams, but to become CHID – Board Certified meant more to me because it meant pushing my knowledge base NOT only in the Senior Healthcare industry but also in other healthcare delivery components. In the end, all these various healthcare services are interrelated. Preparing for the AAHID exam was intense but very beneficial. It has proven to be one of the best moves and testament to my passion of being a Healthcare Interior Designer. The value of now having been Board Certified means clients can be more confident that the discussion I help our team be a part of is solid and credible.


    Melinda P. Avila-Torio
  • Karrie Wimble

    Karrie enjoys working with clients to establish and implement creative and effective design solutions tailored to project specific needs within budget and schedule restrictions. Through her dedication and enthusiasm for the design process, she excels in coordinating all facets of a project from Schematic Design and Programming through Construction Administration.

    Karrie Wimble