Why Should I Join NASW?

NASW is the voice for advancing the Social Work profession and the clients we serve.

NASW represents our profession

  • Enhancing social work’s credibility and authority
  • Helping the public know who we are and what we do
  • Promoting standards and pay equity for our profession

NASW advocates for social justice

  • Addressing injustice and marginalization of groups
  • Raising awareness of critical issues impacting those we serve
  • Encouraging public policy engagement and activism

NASW advances your professional development

  • Offering diverse and high-quality continuing education
  • Providing ethical and legal consultation
  • Building the professional community through networking and leadership opportunities

NASW Membership is 2-in-1!

You receive the benefits of Minnesota’s local activism and events, PLUS access to National NASW’s resources and advocacy in Washington DC.

Minnesota Chapter Benefits include:

  • Big discounts for Continuing Education events, including FREE monthly webinars
  • Exclusive access to our monthly Supervisor Consultation Circle
  • Career and leadership development opportunities, including on our Board of Directors and chapter committees
  • Ethics consultation and supervision support
  • ...and more!

National NASW Benefits include:

  • Discounted liability insurance through NASW Assurance Services, Inc. to protect you in your practice
  • Exclusive access to CE Tracker tool and Student Loan tools
  • MyNASW and specialty practice online communities for sharing resources and making connections
  • Free access to millions of research articles and job boards
  • ...and more!


Membership Types

From student to retiree, we have benefits for you no matter where you are in your career

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

(Clicking the link above will take you to NASW's National website)

JOIN NASW NOW - Support your profession by becoming a member!

For more information about membership, call NASW Member Services at 800-742-4089 or visit www.socialworkers.org