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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 1-day workshops for programs currently seeking or intending to seek candidacy status under the 2015 Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards (EPAS). The next workshop will be held at the CSWE office (1701 Duke Street, Suite 200, Alexandria, VA 22314) from 8:00 am until 5:00 pm ET on Friday, September 25, 2020.  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

Please use the link below to register.

Registration includes a continental breakfast (starting at 8:30 am ET); participants are responsible for their own lunch. CSWE offices are closest to Reagan National Airport and across from the King Street Metro station or Alexandria Union Station. Participants must make their own hotel reservations. Below are links to some hotels that are within walking distance of our offices.

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