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Distinguish Yourself

Enhance your professional credibility by earning the CHID credential. Fall 2019 application deadline is July 15, 2019. Apply today!

Supplement your studies with the new CHID e-Learning Series

Produced and presented by CHIDs

This comprehensive body of knowledge helps you prepare for the CHID Certified Healthcare Interior Designer® exam. Developed by CHIDs, the e-Learning series consists of 3 modules covering content areas on the exam: Acute Care, Ambulatory Care, and Residential Healthcare Facilities. Modules may be purchased as a series or individually.

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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.

  • Kristin Ellingsen

    When I went for my CHID credential in 2008, the economy was changing. Some design markets were drying up; designers who were great commercial or hospitality designers were moving over into healthcare, and not always successfully. I got my CHID credential to set myself apart from these groups; it’s the work I love to do and feeds my brain with its evolution of change. It just gets better. Having the credential makes clear my area of expertise; I have been contacted numerous time because of potential clients are also more aware of the difference.

    If healthcare is where you want to go with your design career, doors will open for you when you have AAHID behind you and the CHID credential in your hand.

    Kristin Ellingsen
    CHID, IIDA, EDAC
  • Linda M. Gabel

    Please check out my recommendations on LinkedIn from past clients and professional colleagues.

    Linda M. Gabel
    CHID, IIDA
  • Rebecca Brennan

    I chose to pursue the CHID credential as validation to myself that I, indeed, was a seasoned healthcare designer.  I also wanted a way to show my commitment to the profession and support towards raising the bar for interior design.

    The accolade CHID has, in one word, indicated to my peers, employers, clients, other design profession partners, and the industry, that I have earned the highest level of achievement for an interior designer practicing in the field of healthcare design.  Through my volunteer role on the AAHID Board of Directors as Director-at-large, President-elect, and now, President, I have developed leadership skills that I use daily in my professional and personal life.  I have grown in more ways than I ever could have imagined when I first made the decision to apply for the CHID exam.

    Becoming a CHID is an investment in yourself and allows you to become part of an inclusive group dedicated to shaping the future of healthcare interior design.  The credential also gives you the opportunity to volunteer with AAHID and join other interior designers who are as passionate and dedicated to our profession as you!

    Rebecca Brennan
    CHID, RID, CID, IIDA, EDAC, LEED AP