CHID Eligibility & Application

Become a CHID Certified Healthcare Interior Designer®

The CHID credential means you are distinguished and qualified by education, examination, and work experience to practice healthcare interior design. Holding the CHID credential also demonstrates that you maintain the highest standards of professionalism, integrity and competence.

How to become a CHID Certified Healthcare Interior Designer®

Changes to the CHID application and exam process provides candidates with more flexibility and convenient means to attain certification. It’s never been easier to become a CHID.

  • Easy fillable, on-line application form
  • No portfolio necessary
  • No letters of reference needed. Just obtain the endorsement of a current CHID.
  • No more testing centers. Sit for the exam in the comfort of your home or other location of your choosing.

Review the Candidate Handbook for complete details related to the application and exam process.

CHID Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible to sit for the CHID exam, you must have:
CHID Exam Eligibility Requirements


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.

Upcoming Exam Window and Deadline

2020 CHID Exam
Application Deadline: May 1, 2020
Exam Window: September 1 – 30, 2020

CHID Application Process

Are you ready to distinguish yourself? Review the CHID Candidate Handbook and start preparing today to submit your application.