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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!

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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  • Amy E Corneliussen Sickeler

    I am very pleased to be a CHID certificate holder.

    CHID certification allows an easy introduction seamlessly with distinguished colleagues and clients that are qualified by a similar training and education.  CHID allow a synergistic relationship to take place without fear of competition.  Where there is true fellowship and learning from one another.

    My fellow certificate holders share in my experiences and the desire to do better for our clients and those in critical need who connect to our environments.

     

    Amy E Corneliussen Sickeler
    CHID, IIDA, IDSA, LEED BD+C
  • Christine Lawing Adams

    As a healthcare interior designer I feel strongly that ours is one of the most complex specialties within the design field. My CHID credential allows me to easily demonstrate to my clients just how committed I am to understanding their industry. AAHID membership has helped me not only with clients but has also allowed me to make connections with like-minded peers.

    Christine Lawing Adams
    CHID, IIDA
  • 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