2015 Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards
CSWE’s Commission on Accreditation (COA) and Commission on Educational Policy (COEP) are responsible for developing the 2015 Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards (EPAS). The educational policy was developed by COEP and approved by the CSWE Board of Directors on March 20, 2015. The accreditation standards were developed and approved by COA on June 11, 2015.
All baccalaureate and master's 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.