CHID Eligibility

Become a CHID Certified Healthcare Interior Designer®

Application Deadline and Exam Window
2022 CHID Exam

Application Deadline: May 1, 2022
Exam Window: September 1 – 30, 2022

Apply Today!

Streamlined changes to the CHID application and exam process provide candidates with more flexibility and convenient means to attain certification. It’s never been easier to become a CHID!
Review the CHID Candidate Handbook for complete details related to the application and exam process.

CHID Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible to sit for the CHID exam, applicants must have:
Pathway 1

Experience
A minimum of three (3) years of experience in healthcare interior design or healthcare architecture.

Certification
NCIDQ or NCARB

Pathway 2

Experience
A minimum of ten (10) years of experience in healthcare interior design or healthcare architecture.

Certification
No requirement.

CHID Exam

The CHID Exam is comprised of multiple-choice questions and covers two main content areas with questions on acute care, ambulatory care, and residential healthcare facilities. For more details view the CHID Exam Content Objectives.

Exam Preparation

Although AAHID does not endorse any particular study material or preparation course, a variety of resources are available to help supplement your studies, enhance your current knowledge and identify areas where deficiencies may exist.

CHID Application Process

Are you ready to distinguish yourself? Review the CHID Candidate Handbook and prepare today to submit an application.