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Office of Social Work Accreditation

2015 EPAS Training Opportunities

Reaffirmation and Candidacy Workshops began in 2015 to assist programs with understanding the 2015 Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards, as well as the policies and procedures of the accreditation process.

The upcoming interactive workshops are scheduled for the dates shown below:

Reaffirmation Workshop

  • Thursday, December 2–Friday, December 3, 2021
  • Noon-4:00 pm EDT/9:00 am–1:00 pm PDT
  • Participants should attend both days because the second day will be a continuation of the first day.
  • Conducted via Zoom Interactive
  • Registration closes Monday, November 29

Monthly Pre-Candidacy Preparation Workshop

  • Third Thursday of every month
  • 1:00 pm-3:00pm EDT/10:00 am-Noon PDT
  • Topical presentation followed by interactive workshop
  • Different topic covered each month to cover the breadth of the previous Candidacy workshop over the course of several months
  • Open to all programs interested in starting a new social work program or actively pursuing Pre-Candidacy status
  • No cost, but you need to register for ongoing series via Zoom.

Please visit the CSWE Learning Academy page to register for the reaffirmation workshop or e-mail if you have questions. 

For more information about Candidacy Workshops, please visit the Candidacy Workshops page.

We look forward to our continued partnership with social work programs across the country!

Site Visitor Training

  • No new site visitors will be trained to serve as site visitors under the 2015 EPAS. Site visitor training information will be posted here once the 2022 EPAS has been implemented.
  • Individuals interested in serving as a site visitor should email a copy of their CV and a  letter of recommendation from their program’s chief administrator to CSWE's volunteer coordinator.  If an individual registering for training is the program's chief administrator, a letter of recommendation should be provided from that individual's direct supervisor. 
  • Please visit the 2015 EPAS Site Visitor Training page for additional information.

Accreditation Lunch & Learn Webinar Series

The Senior Team Leader and Accreditation Specialists provide a quarterly topical webinar session to provide information, resources, and helpful tips, as well as to respond to questions about the selected topic.  PowerPoints of all past webinars, as well as all public presentations by the Accreditation team, can be found on our website.  Register by clicking the link for the webinar topic.

Past Webinars

Upcoming Webinars

Future interactive webinar sessions will be posted here and communicated to programs as they are scheduled.
If programs have highly specific questions or wish to seek information beyond the session topic, the program’s primary contact may schedule a consultation with the program’s designated accreditation specialist via the YouCanBookMe link in the specialist's e-mail signature. Consultation services are available year-round.
We are thrilled to continually enhance our offerings and services and look forward to your participation in training initiatives!