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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 Site Visitor Training

    This training is designed to provide potential site visitors access to on-demand training materials. Training through the CSWE Learning Academy consists of five web-based modules followed by a nine-question evaluation.

    The Department of Social Work Accreditation is pleased to offer 2015 EPAS Site Visitor Training through the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) Learning Academy. The online training consists of on-demand modules followed by a proficiency assessment.

    Role of the Site Visitor
    Site visitors operate under the authority of the Commission on Accreditation (COA). As part of the reaffirmation process, site visitors visit social work programs and act as information gatherers. Programs have the opportunity to provide the visitors with information that clarifies, corrects, or supplements information about which the COA has questions related to Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards (EPAS). For information on site visitor qualifications, please click here

    Previously-Trained Site Visitors:
    -Site visitors trained under the 2008 EPAS will be required to complete five web-based modules with a 9-question proficiency assessment.
    -Returning site visitors are invited to complete the next phase of Site Visitor Training, a virtual follow-up session which will be made available Monday, November 13, 2017. Individuals will receive invitations for virtual session upon completion of the Learning Academy modules. 

    New Site Visitors:
    -New site visitors will be required to complete the five web-based modules with a 9-question proficiency assessment.
    -New site visitors are also required to attend an in-person training session Thursday, October 19, 2017 from 1pm-5pm CT at CSWE's Annual  Program Meeting in Dallas, TX. Individuals will receive an invitation to this in-person session upon completion of the Learning Academy  modules. 

    Training Content
    The five online modules are immediately available upon registration. The online training takes approximately 75 minutes to complete and consists of the following modules, followed by a 9-question proficiency assessment:

    1. So You Want to Be a Site Visitor (6 minutes)
    2. Overview of the Reaffirmation Process (14 minutes)
    3. Overview of the 2015 EPAS (22 minutes)
    4. Understanding the 2015 EPAS Social Work Competencies (14 minutes)
    5. Conducting a Site Visit (19 minutes)

    To request additional information or if you have questions regarding 2015 Site Visitor training, please e-mail sbell@cswe.org.

    An administrative fee of $10.00 is being charged for this training to cover costs related to online delivery and maintenance of the training.

    How do I log into the CSWE Learning Academy?

    In order to register for the 2015 EPAS Site Visitor training package, you must be a CSWE member. If you are a current member, you may login and register using your e-mail address and member ID. If you aren't a current member or you need assistance locating your member ID, please e-mail membership@cswe.org. Please allow 48 business hours for your account to be processed. If you a current member and problems are encountered or if you have trouble logging in please e-mail learningacademy@cswe.org for assistance.


  • 2015 EPAS Reaffirmation Training

    This hybrid training consists of both online modules available on-demand in the CSWE Learning Academy and attendance at one all-day face-to-face workshop. Registration is required for access to the modules and attendance at the face-to-face sessions.

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

    This hybrid training consists of both online (asynchronous) workshop modules available on-demand for programs and their faculty along with attendance at one all-day face-to-face workshop with the program's accreditation specialist. Registration is required for access to the modules and attendance at the face-to-face sessions.

    Online Modules

    The five online modules and related workshop handouts as well as the recording of the welcome & Introductory webinar, which took place on February 19, 2016, are available for immediate use with program registration and payment.

    The online portion of the training consists of the following on-demand modules:

    • Welcome & Introduction to Training Package
    • Overview of the Reaffirmation Process
    • Overview of the 2015 EPAS
    • Understanding the 2015 EPAS Social Work Competencies
    • Preparing to Write the Self-Study: Top Ten List

    Face-to-face Workshops

    The face-to-face workshops allow participants to 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. Face-to-face sessions will focus on how to:

    1. Complete the reaffirmation eligibility process
    2. Understand and apply the standards to your program
    3. Write the self-study
    4. Plan and participate in the site visit
    5. Complete the program response to the site visit report

    2018 face-to-face workshops are scheduled for:

    • Friday, September 7, 2018 (DATE FULL-REGISTRATION CLOSED)
      CSWE Headquarters Alexandria, VA
    • Friday, December 7, 2018 (DATE FULL-REGISTRATION CLOSED)
      CSWE Headquarters Alexandria, VA

    2019 face-to-face workshops are scheduled for:

    • Friday, March 1, 2019
      CSWE Headquarters Alexandria, VA
    • Friday, April 12, 2019
      CSWE Headquarters Alexandria, VA


    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 five online training modules and up to four attendees at one face-to-face reaffirmation session. Programs interested in sending more than four attendees to the 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 or contact your program's accreditation specialist.

    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 face-to-face session and a registration form must be submitted. See below for details.

    Individuals registering for this training package will need to share their login information to give additional faculty and staff access to the modules. For information on obtaining a CSWE login please scroll down to How do I log into the CSWE Learning Academy?


    Face-to-Face Workshop Registration

    Registration through the CSWE Learning Academy and payment are required prior to signing up for attendance at a face-to-face workshop. To secure space at a face-to-face workshop please visit the 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 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.

    2018 face-to-face workshops are scheduled for:

    • Friday, September 7, 2018 (DATE FULL-REGISTRATION CLOSED)
      CSWE Headquarters Alexandria, VA
    • Friday, December 7, 2018 (DATE FULL-REGISTRATION CLOSED)
      CSWE Headquarters Alexandria, VA

    2019 face-to-face workshops are scheduled for:

    • Friday, March 1, 2019 
      CSWE Headquarters Alexandria, VA
    • Friday, April 12, 2019
      CSWE Headquarters Alexandria, VA

    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 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.

    E-mail learningacademy@cswe.org if you have trouble logging in.