CSWE’s Commission on Accreditation (COA) and Commission on Educational Policy (COEP) is pleased to announce that the final 2015 educational policy and accreditation standards (EPAS) is now available! The educational policy, which details the new social work competencies for the 2015 EPAS, was developed by COEP and approved by the CSWE Board of Directors on March 20, 2015. The accreditation standards were developed and approved by the COA on June 11, 2015.
Programs that have reaffirmation reviews in October 2017 or later will use the 2015 EPAS to prepare their self-studies. Programs applying for candidacy in 2016 and beyond would use the 2015 EPAS for their benchmark documents. Please consult the implementation schedule for the 2015 EPAS for more information.