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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 hybrid training consists of both online modules available on-demand in the CSWE Learning Academy and attendance at one two-day virtual training conducted via Zoom. Registration is required for access to the modules and attendance at the virtual face-to-face session.

    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 modules available on-demand in the CSWE Learning Academy and attendance at one all-day virtual training conducted via Zoom. Registration is required for access to the modules and attendance at the virtual face-to-face session.

    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

    Handouts:

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

    2020 Virtual Face-to-face Workshops

    The virtual 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. 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.

    A 2020 workshop is scheduled for:

    • Thursday, December 10–Friday, December 11, 2020
    • 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, February 25–Friday, February 26, 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, April 15–Friday, April 16, 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 five online training modules and up to four attendees at one virtual face-to-face reaffirmation 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.

    A 2020 workshops is scheduled for:

    One training over two days:
    Thursday, August 20, 2020 and Friday, August 21, 2020 - Virtual Training via Zoom 12pm-4pm Eastern Time

    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 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? 

    Registration through the CSWE Learning Academy and payment are required prior to signing up for attendance 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 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 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.