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Become CHID Certified

Next Exam Window: September 2020
Application Deadline: May 1, 2020

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.

  • Libby Laguta

    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.

    Libby Laguta
    CHID, EDAC, ACHE
  • Ghina Itani

    “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”.

    Ghina Itani
    CHID, ASID, EDAC
  • 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