Initial Accreditation / Benchmark III

Initial Accreditation Review Brief

The baccalaureate or master's program is to download and complete its portion of the Initial Accreditation Review Brief and send it to the accreditation specialist along with the Initial Accreditation Self-Study. The Initial Accreditation Review Brief is used by the CSWE Commission on Accreditation (COA) commission reader to report their evaluation of the program reviewed for initial accreditation.

Self-Study Volume I Template

This optional formatted template includes all standards and their components.  Programs choosing to use this template should incorporate their response to each standard directly into the Word document.  When complete, the document will comprise Volume I of the full self-study.

Assessment Reporting Form: Baccalaureate

Programs use this form to report student learning outcomes to the public. Programs are required to post this form on their website, updating the form minimally every 2 years. Please note that this form is used for reporting findings for AS 4.0.3, but more detailed findings are necessary for AS 4.0.2.

Assessment Reporting Form: Master’s

Programs use this form to report student learning outcomes to the public. Programs are required to post this form on their website, updating the form minimally every 2 years. Please note that this form is used for reporting findings for AS 4.0.3, but more detailed findings are necessary for AS 4.0.2.

Faculty Data Form

This form provides supporting documentation and formatting guidance for CVs to be included in the self-study for AS 3.2.1, AS 3.2.2, AS B3.2.4, and AS M3.2.4. 

Faculty Summary Form

This form is a supporting document for AS 3.2.1, AS 3.2.2, AS B3.2.4, and AS M3.2.4.

Program Expense and Budget Form

This form is used to evaluate a program's compliance with Accreditation Standard 3.4.1.

Librarian’s Report Form

This report is used to evaluate the program's compliance with AS 3.4.4.

Commissioner Visit III

The commission visitor’s primary task is to discuss the Initial Accreditation Self-Study and identify areas of compliance and concern. The visitor will also ask the program whether there have been any changes since the last visit and determine whether any of those changes affect the program’s compliance.

COA Initial Accreditation Decisions

A comprehensive list of possible COA decisions related to initial accreditation can be found in the EPAS Handbook.