Reaffirmation Process



Attend 2022 EPAS reaffirmation training for baccalaureate and master's programs hosted by CSWE staff members. More information coming soon in spring 2023. Visit our training web page for previous presentation slide decks and upcoming opportunities.


Reaffirmation Fees and Related Expenses

List and description of fees related to the reaffirmation process for baccalaureate and master's programs. Direct questions regarding accreditation fees to [email protected]. Direct questions regarding membership fees to [email protected].

Eligibility Materials

Reaffirmation Eligibility Application

This is the application for reaffirmation of accredited status for baccalaureate and master's programs. The program must demonstrate that its host institution can and will support and sustain a baccalaureate or master's social work program.

Reaffirmation Timetables

The following timetables guide baccalaureate and master's programs through the reaffirmation process. They include information such as deadlines and required documentation. To determine a program’s Board of Accreditation (BOA) agenda date, please contact the program’s Accreditation Specialist, or visit the Directory of Accredited Programs.

Dated Timetables:

Blank Timetables by Agenda:

Self-Study Materials

CSWE uses the Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards (EPAS) to accredit baccalaureate- and master’s-level social work programs. 

Site Visits

Site visits are an integral step of the reaffirmation process. During the site visit, programs host a site visitor and clarify outstanding questions from the CSWE Board of Accreditation (BOA). Site visitors operate under the authority of the CSWE-BOA and visit accredited social work programs to gather information related to the Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards (EPAS) based on questions provided by the BOA.

Site Visit Policies (Updated May 2023) 

Site Visit Planning Form

Agenda Adjustments and Postponements of Reaffirmation Review

A baccalaureate or master's program may request to delay its reaffirmation review. To request an agenda adjustment or postponement, please submit this form to the program's accreditation specialist. For more information on agenda adjustments and postponements of reaffirmation review, please review policy 1.2.2 and 1.2.3 in the EPAS Handbook.

Program Changes

For more information on baccalaureate or master's program changes that take place between scheduled accreditation reviews, please  review policy 1.2.4 in the EPAS Handbook.

Use the Substantive Change Proposal Template to submit your substantive change proposal in order to add a program option (delivery method or location) where 51% or more of your baccalaureate or master's social work curriculum will be offered.

Program Changes Form must be submitted to notify CSWE of any of the following changes:

  • Primary Contact, Program Director, Field Director, President/Chancellor, Program Designee Update
  • Assessment Data URL Update
  • Social Work Program Website URL Update
  • Program Option Closure Update
  • Update to EPAS the Program Operates Under
  • Plan of Study Update
  • Area of Specialized Practice Update
  • Certificates Offered Update
  • Dual-Degree Offered Update
  • Degree-Completion Offered Update
  • Logo Update
  • Program Name Update
  • Program Degree Title Update
  • Program Mailing Address Update
  • Program Phone Number Update
For further information and specific inquiries please contact your program's accreditation specialist