EPAS Competencies


Council on Social Work Education
The Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) accredits baccalaureate and masters level social work programs in the United States using the Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards (EPAS), which outlines 9 core competencies. The competencies and the related practice behaviors are presented here, followed by a grid that indicates which of the core competencies are addressed in some fashion in each chapter. You might find it helpful to review these core competencies from time to time as you are learning more and more about what it means to be a social worker.