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Distinguish Yourself

Take the 2019 CHID Exam. New simplified application and exam process. Learn more.  Application deadline: July 15, 2019.

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.

Our partners are industry leaders

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
  • 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