Social Work Accreditation

Warner Pacific’s Social Work Program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.

“Social work is a profession that distinguishes itself through its own body of knowledge, values, and ethics. Although graduates of the other fields listed may, in various states, be employed by social service agencies and perform many functions that social workers do, their education and background knowledge are not distinctly that of a social worker. Please contact the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)  to learn more specific information. Social work education not only focuses on the acquisition of knowledge and theory but also requires that students have field experiences in the last year of a baccalaureate program and in the 2 years of a master’s program. This field experience provides students with an opportunity to practice skills learned and to apply knowledge and theory in actual practice settings.

“CSWE is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation as the sole accrediting body for social work education in the United States. Social work education programs that are accredited by CSWE have met a series of rigorous standards designed by leading social work educators and practitioners to ensure that students are adequately prepared for professional practice. Membership in the National Association of Social Workers and the social work licensing laws in most states require graduation from a CSWE-accredited program. The profession of social work in the United States looks to CSWE-accredited programs to produce individuals who have the knowledge and skills to be professional social workers. Your chances of being licensed or hired as a social worker are greatly enhanced by an accredited social work degree.”

The above was excerpted from the Council on Social Work Education website (www.cswe.org) which also has a listing of all accredited baccalaureate social work and master of social work programs in the United States.