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2015 Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards

CSWE’s Commission on Accreditation (COA) and Commission on Educational Policy (COEP) is pleased to announce that the final 2015 educational policy and accreditation standards (EPAS) is now available!  The educational policy, which details the new social work competencies for the 2015 EPAS, was developed by COEP and approved by the CSWE Board of Directors on March 20, 2015. The accreditation standards were developed and approved by the COA on June 11, 2015.

All programs submitting new self-studies or Candidacy documents should use the 2015 EPAS. Programs remain on the same set of standards under which they submitted their Candidacy Eligibility Application or Reaffirmation Eligibility Application for the duration of the accreditation cycle.