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The CSWE Department of Accreditation is pleased to provide the following online and hybrid accreditation-related trainings through the CSWE Learning Academy. Please check back as new trainings are added periodically.

  • 2015 EPAS Reaffirmation Training

    This training consists of attendance at a virtual training spanning two half-days conducted via Zoom. Registration is required for attendance at the live interactive virtual face-to-face session hosted by CSWE's Department of Social Work Accreditation.

    The Department of Social Work Accreditation is pleased to announce the 2015 Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards (EPAS) Reaffirmation Workshop training package.

    This training consists of attendance at a virtual training spanning two half-days conducted via Zoom. Registration is required for attendance at the live interactive virtual face-to-face session hosted by CSWE's Department of Social Work Accreditation.

    Handouts:

    • 2015 EPAS and Glossary
    • Reaffirmation Training Manual 
    • Reaffirmation Training PowerPoint

    Additional accreditation PowerPoints are located here on the CSWE website. Topics include: 

    • Accreditation Services Orientation
    • Accreditation and 2015 EPAS Overview
    • Assessment of Student Learning Outcomes
    • Writing an Accreditation Document 
    • Frequently-Cited Standards
    • Developing a New Program: Candidacy Application and Process

    2021 Virtual Face-to-face Workshop Content:

    The virtual face-to-face workshops allow participants to learn concepts in large groups and meet in a small group with other programs and their Accreditation Specialist to focus more in-depth on the 2015 EPAS and preparing for each stage of reaffirmation. Virtual face-to-face sessions will focus on how to:

    • Understand the components of the 2015 Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards (EPAS) and the underlying logic model comprised of holistic competence and multi-dimensional assessment;
    • Understand the Reaffirmation process and requirements that lead to Reaffirmation;
    • Submit accurate and complete eligibility documents;
    • Write an excellent self-study document;
    • Organize and host a site visit;
    • Write an informative program response to the Site Visit Report;
    • Identify how to obtain assistance with questions and concerns; and
    • Collaborate with accreditation specialists effectively.

    2021 Workshop Schedule:

    • Thursday, April 15–Friday, April 16, 2021 (Registration Closes Monday, April 12, 2021)
    • Noon-4:00 pm EDT/9:00 am–1:00 pm PDT
    • Please note that training has been split into 2 half-days to accommodate time zone differences and screen fatigue. 
    • Participants should attend both days because the second day will be a continuation of the first day.
    • Conducted via Zoom Interactive
    • Thursday, September 23, 2021–Friday, September 24, 2021 (Registration Closes Monday, September 20, 2021)
    • Noon-4:00 pm EDT/9:00 am–1:00 pm PDT
    • Please note that training has been split into 2 half-days to accommodate time zone differences and screen fatigue. 
    • Participants should attend both days because the second day will be a continuation of the first day.
    • Conducted via Zoom Interactive
    • Thursday, December 2, 2021–Friday, December 3, 2021 (Registration Closes Monday, November 29, 2021)
    • Noon-4:00 pm EDT/9:00 am–1:00 pm PDT
    • Please note that training has been split into 2 half-days to accommodate time zone differences and screen fatigue. 
    • Participants should attend both days because the second day will be a continuation of the first day.
    • Conducted via Zoom Interactive

    The 2015 EPAS reaffirmation training package is offered to CSWE program members for $750 per program. This fee allows faculty members unlimited access to the Training Manual and PowerPoint handouts and up to four (4) attendees at one virtual face-to-face reaffirmation training session. Programs interested in sending more than four attendees to the virtual face-to-face workshops will be charged $200 per additional registrant.

    To request additional information or if you have questions about these workshops, e-mail accredworkshop@cswe.org.

    Ready to register? 
    Step 1: Click the green "Register" button in the upper-right hand corner. Register and pay for the training. 
    Step 2: After you are registered and paid, complete the form in the "Contents" tab to select your virtual face-to-face training date. E-mail the completed form to AccredWorkshop@CSWE.org.  

    2021 Workshop Schedule:

    • Thursday, April 15–Friday, April 16, 2021 (Registration Closes Monday, April 12, 2021)
    • Noon-4:00 pm EDT/9:00 am–1:00 pm PDT
    • Please note that training has been split into 2 half-days to accommodate time zone differences and screen fatigue. 
    • Participants should attend both days because the second day will be a continuation of the first day.
    • Conducted via Zoom Interactive
    • Thursday, September 23, 2021–Friday, September 24, 2021 (Registration Closes Monday, September 20, 2021)
    • Noon-4:00 pm EDT/9:00 am–1:00 pm PDT
    • Please note that training has been split into 2 half-days to accommodate time zone differences and screen fatigue. 
    • Participants should attend both days because the second day will be a continuation of the first day.
    • Conducted via Zoom Interactive
    • Thursday, December 2, 2021–Friday, December 3, 2021 (Registration Closes Monday, November 29, 2021)
    • Noon-4:00 pm EDT/9:00 am–1:00 pm PDT
    • Please note that training has been split into 2 half-days to accommodate time zone differences and screen fatigue. 
    • Participants should attend both days because the second day will be a continuation of the first day.
    • Conducted via Zoom Interactive

    Virtual Face-to-Face Workshop Registration

    To register for the 2015 EPAS Reaffirmation training package, programs must register and submit payment via the CSWE Learning Academy. 

    Please note that registration through the CSWE Learning Academy does not reserve space at a virtual face-to-face session. A registration form must be submitted. See below for details.

    Individuals registering for this training package may download and share the handouts with additional faculty and staff within your social work program. For information on obtaining a CSWE login please scroll down to How do I log into the CSWE Learning Academy? 

    Registration through the CSWE Learning Academy and payment are required prior to signing up to attend at a virtual face-to-face workshop. To secure space at a virtual face-to-face workshop please visit the Virtual Face-to-Face Workshop Registration box on the right side of the page. Programs will be asked to fill out a registration form which will be submitted via email to accredworkshop@cswe.org.

    Programs interested in sending more than four (4) attendees to the face-to-face workshops will be charged $200 per additional registrant. Please contact accredworkshop@cswe.org for information on registering additional participants.

    How do I log into the CSWE Learning Academy?

    In order to register for the 2015 EPAS Reaffirmation training package, you must have a CSWE account login. If you have not signed up for an account on the CSWE website, you will need to do so. You can create an account by visiting www.cswe.org and clicking “Log In" at the top of the page. You will be prompted to sign up as a new contact. You can then log into the CSWE Learning Academy with your e-mail address and the password included in the confirmation e-mail you receive. Please allow a minimum of 48 business hours for your account to be processed.

    If you are already a CSWE individual or program member, log in with the e-mail and password associated with your membership.