The American College of Healthcare Architects (ACHA) Board Certification has been recognized by the American Society for Health Care Engineering (ASHE) of the American Hospital Association (AHA) as the recommended certification for healthcare designers and architects. This announcement, made at the ASHE 2019 PDC Summit, signals a partnership between ACHA and ASHE to promote hiring qualified teams with the specialized knowledge needed for healthcare facility design.
ACHA and ASHE provide certification and resources for individuals involved in the design, construction, management and operation of healthcare facilities. The ACHA Board Certification is the certification for architects who specialize in healthcare design and want to showcase their advanced competency in the field.
“ASHE’s recognition of the ACHA Board Certification shows the need our industry has for certified architects who understand the complexities of healthcare facilities,” said ACHA President John Rogers, FAIA, FACHA. “We are proud to offer a certification that signals to hiring companies that these certified individuals are capable of meeting the demands of such unique projects.”
The ACHA Board Certification is the only certification offered outside of the ASHE’s own offerings to be recommend. Along with ACHA Board Certification for architects, ASHE also recommends the Certified Healthcare Constructor (CHC) for facility managers, Certified Healthcare Facility Manager (CHFM) for contractors, and Certified Health Care Physical Environment Worker for laborers.
Qualified architects have until April 1, 2019, to submit their portfolios to ACHA for consideration. To learn more about ACHA Board Certification and qualifications, visit www.healtharchitects.org.
For more information about ASHE’s recommended certifications, visit www.ashe.org/certifications.