EPAS Revision

The Commission on Accreditation (COA) and Commission on Educational Policy (COEP) at the Council on Social Work Education are in the process of revising the Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards (EPAS). The revision is taking place in accordance with the CSWE bylaws, which mandate that the policy statement be reviewed “at periodic intervals not to exceed 7 years." The educational policy will be sent to the CSWE Board of Directors for approval in October 2014. The revised accreditation standards will be voted on by the COA at its June 2015 meeting. There will be multiple opportunities to provide feedback on the drafts electronically and in person. This page will outline developments in the revision process and opportunities for providing feedback. If you have any questions, please contact CSWE by e-mail at EPASrevision@cswe.org.

Background Documents

Timeline for Revision

  • Proposed Timeline for 2015 EPAS (PDF)
    This includes the expected timeline for each draft and periods of public comment as well as a schedule of in-person feedback sessions.

Drafts of 2015 EPAS

Feedback Opportunities

  • Online Feedback
    You can send feedback on the second draft through the online comment form.
    [If you have trouble opening the form, copy and paste this link into your browser: http://research.zarca.com/survey.aspx?k=SsTXWXsSXSsPsPsP&lang=0&data=] 
    Public comments are due Friday, May 16, 2014.
  • In-Person Sessions
    There will be feedback sessions during the 2014 meetings of BPD and NADD.

    • There will be a feedback session during the BPD Conference on Saturday, March 22, 2014, from 9:30 am–10:45 am in the Kentucky E room.
    • There will be a feedback session during the NADD Meeting on Friday, April 11, 2014, from 8:30 am–10:00 am in Grand Ballroom C, Vanderbilt Wing, 8th Floor.