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Candidacy Workshops

Office of Social Work Accreditation

2015 EPAS Candidacy Workshop

The Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) Office of Social Work Accreditation has scheduled Zoom Interactive workshops for programs currently seeking or intending to seek candidacy status under the 2015 Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards (EPAS). 

The next Candidacy Workshop is scheduled:

  • Thursday, September 24 - Friday, September 25, 2020
  • Noon-4 pm EDT, or 9 am-1 pm PDT
  • Registration includes both days
  • Participants should attend both days as the second day will be a continuation of the first day.
  • Conducted via Zoom Interactive

The workshop will cover the required steps from candidacy to initial accreditation for baccalaureate and master's programs, including the following:

  • Understanding the benchmark model of program development and the accreditation standards in each benchmark
  • Completing the candidacy eligibility application
  • Submitting a letter of institutional intent
  • Writing the Benchmark I and II and the initial accreditation self-study documents
  • Planning and participating in the commissioner visits
  • Writing responses to the Benchmark Review Briefs
  • Understanding the decisions of the Commission on Accreditation

We look forward to working with your institution in achieving an accredited social work program!

Click here to download the registration form for the 2015 EPAS Candidacy Workshop.  For more information on workshop content and fees, please email