Membership

Social workers join NASW to advance their careers, connect with colleagues, protect their practice, and advocate for their profession and important social issues. NASW members enjoy multiple benefits provided by both the NASW National office and their local chapter.

NASW members represent the very best of social work in academia, practice, research, and policy. Members agree to abide by the profession’s Code of Ethics and to enhance their skills through ongoing professional education.

Social work is complex work. By becoming a member, you give NASW a stronger voice to advocate for the profession and more influence with elected leaders, policy makers, and employers to make critical changes that support social workers and the communities they serve.


Being a NASW member makes our profession stronger!

NASW is your voice for promoting and protecting social workers in Minnesota and on a national level. When you become a member, you're directly contributing to our ability to serve you - our members - as well as the entire social work profession and the communities we all serve. As a member, you become part of a national community of social workers who believe in the power of our profession. Plus, you have access to incredible benefits to enhance your skills and protect your practice, as well as leadership and engagement opportunities.  

Learn more about NASW Membership benefits.

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Contact NASW Member Services at 800-742-4089 or membership@socialworkers.org. 


Membership Dues

NASW Membership is renewed annually, and is based on the highest social work degree completed. Visit NASW's Membership page for full details.

  • MSW, DSW, Ph.D.: $236
  • BSW: $158
  • BSW/MSW Student: $60
  • Doctoral Student: $179
  • Associate: $60
  • Retired: $74

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