Membership Types and Dues

Membership dues are subject to change.

Regular Full Member

MSW & DSW & PhD Full Membership Dues Annually: $190
BSW Full Membership Dues Annually: $125
Open to anyone who has received a BSW, MSW, DSW, or PhD as their highest degree in social work from a Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)-accredited or CSWE-recognized social work degree program, or a PhD/DSW in social work or social welfare.

Student Member

BSW & MSW Student Membership Dues Annually: $48
Doctoral Student (in a Social Work/Social Welfare Program) Membership Dues Annually: $143
Open to anyone currently matriculating in a CSWE-accredited social work degree program or a program eligible for candidacy. Eligibility for the BSW and/or MSW student membership category is limited to four (4) years for each degree over the lifetime of membership, not necessarily to be continuous. A copy of your current student identification card must be attached to this application.

NOTE: BSW student members who maintain continuous membership after graduation automatically enter a 2-year transitional period with reduced dues of $94 each year; MSW students who maintain continuous membership after graduation automatically enter a 3-year transitional period with reduced dues of $94 in years 1 and 2, and $143 in year 3. NASW student members and eligible transitional members may apply for discounted professional liability insurance for student field placement and/or for the first two years of professional practice.

Associate Member

Associate Membership Dues Annually: $190
Open to any person who has a professional interest in, or is supportive of, the issues addressed by, or the client populations served by, the social work profession.  Associate members may not hold national or chapter elective office.  After five years of continuous membership, associate members are granted the right to vote in national or chapter elections.

Your Membership Pays for Itself
See the incredible savings you receive with your NASW membership:

NASW Benefit Value
Membership in your NASW local Chapter, with access to newsletters, events, and networking $95
10 Issues of NASW News $35
4 Issues of the profession’s premier journal Social Work $95
FREE Lunchtime Series webinars awarding CE credits $400
DISCOUNTED online education courses awarding CE credits $40*
National and local discounts on conferences/events $100*
Members-only discounts on HIPAA compliance training $84
A monthly MemberLink email with information about advocacy, professional development,  practice perspectives, awards, member discounts, legal resources, career opportunities, social work and association news, etc.. $41
NASW Assurance Services plan offers you low insurance rates available for a range of coverage options
*Some membership benefit values are based on member benefit usage. For demonstration purposes we are using average usage values.  
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