M.S.W. Program Accreditation

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The Smith College School for Social Work Master of Social Work program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education’s Board of Accreditation.

Accreditation of a baccalaureate or master’s social work program by the Council on Social Work Education’s Board of Accreditation indicates that it meets or exceeds criteria for the assessment of program quality evaluated through a peer review process. An accredited program has sufficient resources to meet its mission and goals and the Board of Accreditation has verified that it demonstrates compliance with all sections of the Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards.

Accreditation applies to all program sites and program delivery methods of an accredited program. Accreditation provides reasonable assurance about the quality of the program and the competence of students graduating from the program.

Inquiries regarding the accreditation status by the Council should be directed to the SSW Office of the Dean or 413-585-7977.

Continuing Education Credit Information

Continuing Education (CE) credits are offered through the following organizations. The type of credits offered varies by course. Please review individual course pages to determine which types of credit are available. It is the attendees' responsibility to contact their licensing board to determine eligibility to meet continuing education requirements.

Social Work 

Smith College School for Social Work is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education and is therefore authorized to provide CEs as a postsecondary institution accredited by CSWE in many states. Courses offered through the School's Office of Professional Education are awarded continuing education credits in accordance with Continuing Education Regulation 258, CMR, 31.00 in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Select courses offer New York State Education Department CEs.

Smith College School for Social Work is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0169. Select courses offer CE credits through Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program of the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) .

Select courses offer ASWB ACE CEs.

Smith College School of Social Work #1755 is approved as an ACE provider to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Regulatory boards are the final authority on courses accepted for continuing education credit. ACE provider approval period:11/19/2021-11/19/2024.

Counselors (LMHC/LPC)

Select courses also offer NBCC credit.


Smith College School for Social Work has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 7110. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Smith College School for Social Work is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.