The Board of Directors has approved the 2021 Educational Policies and Accreditation Standards (EPAS). The Commission on Accreditation is recommending a transitional period of two years, during which Schools of Social Work can chose either the 2014 Accreditation Standards or the 2021 Educational Policies and Accreditation Standards. This transitional period will be effective from July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2023. The Commission on Accreditation will use the set of Standards chosen by the School of Social Work when assessing their program(s). When submitting their Self-Study Report, the Schools of Social Work will need to identify clearly which document they have selected.
Effective July 1, 2023, all Schools of Social Work will be expected to use the 2021 Educational Policies and Accreditation Standards in their reporting and therefore expected to comply with these Standards.
The Commission on Accreditation will be reviewing the Procedures for Accreditation and inform membership of the changes once the revision has been completed.
Please also consider Briefing Note #5, which was submitted by the Educational Policy Committee along with the EPAS.