The reporting schedule is for a two-year period. For example, you are required to complete Ten CEU contact hours every two years; ten (1.0) contact hours of CEU study between January 2010 and December 2011. The following reporting period begins January 2012 and ends in December 2013 and repeats thereafter. CEU credits may not be carried over from any two-year reporting period to the next reporting period. This policy is consistent with the current IIDA and ASID policy schedule, supporting collaboration among the design organizations.
The subject matter of each course/seminar should be focused on appropriate healthcare interior design topics relating to your area of expertise, difficulty level and interest. Courses/seminars undertaken must be valid sources of approved CEUs and may be in a variety of resource formats, i.e., audio/visual conferences or attendance at seminars and conferences.
AAHID recognizes CEU courses approved by the IDCEC approval system, State Regulatory Boards, AIA approved CES, accredited colleges and universities offering degrees, credits and diploma programs in healthcare interior design, per the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA, formerly FIDER), ANSI and NFPA.
To simplify requirements and support all professional design organizations, we acknowledge acceptance of CEUs taken for other professional IDCEC certified design organizations, AIA approved CES or CIDA accredited healthcare design subject matter. For example, if a course at NeoCon titled “The Bariatric Population” is submitted for credit to IIDA for that organization’s required ten (1.0) contact hours of CEUs, you may also consider it qualified for the AAHID ten (10) required contact hours and should also note the AAHID affiliation on the form for tracking purposes.
Any new Board Certified Healthcare Interior Designer will be exempt from CEUs during their exam year. New Certificants will begin their two (2) year reporting period January 1 of the following year and be required to have ten (1.0) contact hours in the next two (2) years.
AAHID will undertake random monitoring of the required CEUs for compliance. It is recommended that you keep photocopied records documenting completion of CEU sessions and of submittals to the NCIDQ.
You will be notified if selected for review; AAHID will be in touch with you and NCIDQ to verify CEU compliance. If delinquent in the number of contact hours required, you will be given six months after receiving notice to correct the deficiency.
As previously stated, there will be no carry-over of CEU units from previous compliance periods nor will “double usage” of make-up credits for the next compliance period be allowed.
Regarding all units to be self-reported to NCIDQ for verification and certification, NCIDQ has agreed to accept these units for our AAHID monitoring. A notation that these units are designated for AAHID should be noted on your submittals.