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Candidacy – 2015 EPAS

Programs applying for candidacy in 2016 and beyond would use the 2015 EPAS for their benchmark documents.  Please consult the implementation schedule for the 2015 EPAS for more information.

Preperation

Sign-up for a Candidacy Workshop hosted by CSWE staff. This training includes a one-day workshops for programs seeking or intending to seek Candidacy status. More information regarding registration and workshop content can be found here.

2015 Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards (EPAS)

The CSWE Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards (EPAS) describe four features of an integrated curriculum design: (1) program mission and goals; (2) explicit curriculum; (3) implicit curriculum; and (4) assessment.

Fees

Candidacy Fees and Related Expenses for Candidacy (application submitted in 2016 or earlier)

Candidacy Fees and Related Expenses for Candidacy (for programs submitting application in 2017 or later)

Upcoming Changes to Accreditation Fees

Upcoming Changes to Accreditation Fees to go into effect July 1, 2016

Initial Accreditation Eligibility Materials (2015 EPAS)

Authorization of Program Review 

Form used by the president of the social work program's institution to authorize a review of the social work degree program to be conducted by the Commission on Accreditation of the Council on Social Work Education. Use for 2008 and 2015 EPAS. Download here.

Candidacy Eligibility Application

Social work program eligibility application for candidacy status. Use for 2015 and 2008 EPAS.

Initial Accreditation Eligibility Application (Baccalaureate)

Baccalaureate social work program eligibility application for initial accreditation. Use for 2008 and 2001 EPAS.

Initial Accreditation Eligibility Application (Master's)

Master's social work program eligibility application for initial accreditation. Use for 2008 and 2001 EPAS.

Forms
 

Initial Accreditation Review Brief (2015 EPAS)

Initial Accreditation Review Brief to be submitted with the Initial Accreditation Self-Study in the final year of Candidacy.


Assessment Reporting Form-Baccalaureate 2015 EPAS 

Programs use this form (AS4 B) to report student learning outcomes in their self-study. Programs are required to post this form on their website, updating the form minimally every two years. Download here.

Assessment Reporting Form-Master’s 2015 EPAS

Programs use this form (AS4 M) to report student learning outcomes in their self-study. Programs are required to post this form on their website, updating the form minimally every two years. Download here.

Benchmark Grid (2015 EPAS)

This grid identifies which standards are compliance or draft at each stage of the Candidacy process.

Benchmark I Review Brief (2015 EPAS)

Benchmark I Review Brief to be submitted with the Benchmark I Document.

Benchmark II Review Brief (2015 EPAS)

Benchmark II Review Brief to be submitted with the Benchmark II document for all programs being reviewed under the 2015 EPAS.

Budget Form-2015 EPAS 

This form is used to evaluate a program's compliance with Accreditation Standard 3.5.1 during their review for reaffirmation of accreditation using the 2008 Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards (EPAS). Download here.

Faculty Data Form-2015 EPAS

This form provides supporting documentation and formatting guidance for CVs to be included in the self-study for AS3.3.1 and AS3.3.2.  Download here.

Faculty Summary Form-2015 EPAS

This form provides supporting documentation for AS 3.3.1, AS 3.3.2, AS B3.3.3, and AS M3.3.3. Download here.

Librarian’s Report Form-2015 EPAS

This report is used to evaluate the program's compliance with AS 3.5.4. Download here.

Resources

Compliance, Concern, and Noncompliance Statements-2015 EPAS 

Statements of compliance, concern, and noncompliance are provided for each Accreditation Standard and related Educational Policies. Download here.

Timetable for Candidacy - February Agenda

Contains the candidacy through initial accreditation deadlines for social work programs on the February agenda of the Commission on Accreditation. Use for all programs in Candidacy under the 2008 or 2015 EPAS.

Timetable for Candidacy - June Agenda (Three Year Schedule)

Contains the candidacy through initial accreditation deadlines for social work programs on the June agenda of the Commission on Accreditation. Use for programs on the 3-year candidacy schedule under the 2015 EPAS.

Timetable for Candidacy - October Agenda (Three Year Schedule)

Contains the candidacy through initial accreditation deadlines for social work programs on the October agenda of the Commission on Accreditation. Use for programs on the 3-year candidacy schedule under the 2015 EPAS.