2015 EPAS Site Visitor Training

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.

New Site Visitors

-New site visitors will be required to complete the five web-based modules with a 9-question proficiency assessment.

- After completion of the Learning Academy modules, the site visit coordinator will contact the new site visitor with next steps for training.

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:

  • So You Want to Be a Site Visitor (6 minutes)
  • Overview of the Reaffirmation Process (14 minutes)
  • Overview of the 2015 EPAS (22 minutes)
  • Understanding the 2015 EPAS Social Work Competencies (14 minutes)
  • 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.


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So You Want to Be a Site Visitor
Recorded 05/12/2016
Recorded 05/12/2016 An introduction to the 2015 EPAS Site Visitor Training
Overview of the Reaffirmation Process
Recorded 05/12/2016
Recorded 05/12/2016 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 05/12/2016
Recorded 05/12/2016 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 05/12/2016
Recorded 05/12/2016 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.
Conducting a Site Visit
Recorded 05/12/2016
Recorded 05/12/2016 Provide description here
2015 EPAS Site Visitor Training Proficiency Assessment
8 Questions
8 Questions Test
Module for Returning Site Visitors
Recorded 11/09/2017
Recorded 11/09/2017 The module provides information for experienced site visitors, including common issues during the site visit process and updated information on policies and procedures.