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Post-degree Social Work Fellowship Accreditation

CSWE and its Commission on Accreditation (COA) are currently piloting the accreditation of post-degree social work fellowship programs. Fellowship programs are hosted by sites offering social work services in the United States, its territories, or on U.S. military installations and advance the knowledge and skills of a social work practitioner in a focused area of practice.

Unlike the academic programs accredited by COA, fellowship programs are practice-based  and not tied to degree programs in colleges and universities.  The purpose of fellowship training is for trainees to obtain advanced competencies and/or core expertise and skills beyond those attained through completion of a degree in social work.

Timeline of Activities 2017-2020 Social Work Fellowship Accreditation

Fellowship Review Committee (FRC) Roster

If you have an existing fellowship program, or are interested in developing one, we would love to hear from you! If you are interested in serving on the Fellowship Review Committee, please let us know! Please reach out to with any feedback or questions.