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Distinguish Yourself

Enhance your professional credibility by earning the CHID credential. April exam application deadline is January 14, 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.

Our partners are industry leaders

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

  • John DuBard

    What I love about Interior Design is the capacity of the built environment to shape perception and behavior. That is the ability to positively influence the human condition.

    What I love about my practice in Healthcare Interior Design is that through providing relief to the requirements of caregivers in their routines, in shaping perceptions to alleviate concerns of visitors as to the wellbeing of their loved ones and by addressing patient comfort, dignity and recovery, I provide services that enhance basic human needs for the greater good of mankind.

    AAHID in its mission, positions CHID credentialed professionals to better serve society.

    John DuBard
    CHID, IIDA, LEED AP
  • Virginia Lane Hill
    John Tagliareni
    Healthcare Executive

    Virginia is a very reliable and creative consultant able to interpret complex client needs and find elegant solutions of lasting value. She is a pleasure to work with and understands the various issues associated with healthcare interior design.

    Debbie Lewandowski RN,BSN,MBA
    Leadership at University of Virginia (UVA) Emily Couric Cancer Center

    Virginia has brought to a hospital system, a design that works for both the patients as well as a visual effect. She is professional to work with & understands the needs of her clients.

    Mark Libratore
    President/CEO Liberator Medical Holdings, Inc.

    Virginia did a remarkable job on our new 25,000 sq. ft. facility here in Stuart. Her keen sense of design has won numerous compliments from all our visitors over the last year.

    Ken Lebron
    Officer/owner at The Caribeño Architectural Group

    I would like to take this moment to highly recommend Virginia for her high level of professionalism and work ethic as the President at Interior Solutions Inc. She is extremely thorough in anything we have asked her to do and her quality of work is impeccable.

    We have been very fortunate to work with Virginia on a few different projects and she and her team at Interior Solutions have done an outstanding job in all aspects of Interior Design and Project Management. She has always met her schedules and is a pleasure to work with.

    We at CAG, have had the opportunity to develop a great business relationship with Virginia and look forward to continuing to work together with her on many future endeavors.

    Virginia Lane Hill
    CHID, IIDA, IDAF
  • 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