1.1.12. Office of Social Work Accreditation (OSWA)

The staff of OSWA consists of accreditation specialists, a site visit coordinator, an office manager, and a director. Accreditation specialists provide technical assistance to programs in preparing their eligibility application, benchmark documents, and self-studies. They staff the COA work groups and participate in site team, candidacy, and reaffirmation trainings. The site visit coordinator works with the site visitor and the program to arrange each site visit. The office manager supports OSWA staff in preparation for meetings and trainings, prepares minutes from COA meetings, prepares the COA meeting agenda book, and manages the daily operations of OSWA. The director staffs the executive committee, supervises the accreditation staff, coordinates trainings, and consults with individuals who wish to file complaints.