2015 EPAS Reaffirmation Training

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, May 18, 2018 (DATE FULL-REGISTRATION CLOSED)
    CSWE Headquarters Alexandria, VA
  • Friday, September 7, 2018 (DATE FULL-REGISTRATION CLOSED)
    CSWE Headquarters Alexandria, VA
  • Friday, December 7, 2018
    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, May 18, 2018 (DATE FULL-REGISTRATION CLOSED)
    CSWE Headquarters Alexandria, VA
  • Friday, September 7, 2018 (DATE FULL-REGISTRATION CLOSED)
    CSWE Headquarters Alexandria, VA
  • Friday, December 7, 2018
    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.

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Welcome & Introduction to the Training Package
02/19/2016 at 2:00 PM (EST)   |  60 minutes
02/19/2016 at 2:00 PM (EST)   |  60 minutes Join us February 19, 2016 for the live kick-off event welcoming programs to the 2015 EPAS Reaffirmation training package! A recording of this webinar will be available for on-demand viewing.
Overview of the Reaffirmation Process
Recorded 02/19/2016
Recorded 02/19/2016 This session provides participants with an overview of the steps of the reaffirmation process from start to finish. From site visit planning to the self-study to reaffirmation, this session will provide the big picture view of reaffirmation.
Overview of the 2015 EPAS
Recorded 02/19/2016
Recorded 02/19/2016 This session gives participants a high-level review of the four components of the Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards. Program Mission and Goals, the Explicit Curriculum, the Implicit Curriculum, and Assessment will be covered. The session will not go into each accreditation standard, but will instead provide participants with the framework of the 2015 EPAS.
Understanding the 2015 EPAS Social Work Competencies
Recorded 02/19/2016
Recorded 02/19/2016 This session provides an introduction to and the background of competency-based education and the nine social work competencies in the 2015 EPAS. The concept of holistic competencies and their dimensions (knowledge, values, skills, cognitive and affective processes, and performance) are presented. Programs will learn how the dimensions are integrated into each competency and how curricula should be structured using competency-based education.
Preparing to Write the Self-Study: Top Ten List
Recorded 02/19/2016
Recorded 02/19/2016 This session provides programs with tips for writing the self-study. It includes not only an explanation of the purpose of the self-study but also strategies for making the process smoother for those putting together the self-study package. The session walks participants through answers to the most frequent questions and in general, explains how to write to the accreditation standards, use the compliance rubric, and develop forms to illustrate programmatic information.