Top 5 Reasons to Join NASW



Advance in the Workplace

You can search for a new social work job or polish your resume and interviewing skills in NASW’s Career Center. Get guidance on national policy affecting social work practice and learn what is happening in your field of practice. Stay current through free and discounted webinar courses.


Protect Yourself

Make sure complaints don’t derail your career by protecting yourself with NASW’s professional liability insurance and risk management workshops. Learn how colleagues are handling complex regulatory and legal challenges in the work place. Use the NASW Code of Ethics to guide your practice or to improve your organization’s service standards.


Connect with Colleagues

Join 100,000+ social workers on social media to discuss compelling professional and social issues. Attend local chapter-sponsored education, advocacy and social events to expand your social work network. Build skills and earn continuing education credits through your chapter conference and the NASW National Conference.


Advocate for Social Work

Shape public policy by using NASW’s Action Center to contact elected officials online about social work positions. Help social workers in Congress to pass national legislation to study and support the profession. Change public perceptions of social workers by educating journalists, filmmakers and producers.


Receive a Chapter Membership

Receive a two-for-one NASW Membership – both the national and your state chapter.

Visit your chapter website for information on meeting fellow members in your state, joining advocacy efforts on issues that impact you and your clients, and attending continuing education events. Sign up for chapter publications to stay informed of the latest professional news and local events.

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Practice with Confidence

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As an NASW member, you have access to tools and resources that will help you advance your career, protect your practice, connect with peers, and advocate for social work.

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NASW National Conference

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The NASW national conference gathers thousands of social work professionals for keynote speakers, interactive workshops, professional development and continuing education.

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