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Membership Types

NASW offers membership categories for every stage of your career, with corresponding annual dues. In exchange for dues, NASW Members benefit from a wide array of resources that enhance professional growth and keep members connected. From training and continuing education to credentials, ethics, and legal advice, NASW provides career-enhancing tools and information.

The more you use your membership, the more you benefit!

Regular Membership

Regular membership is open to anyone who has completed a BSW, MSW, DSW, or Ph.D. in social work from a Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)-accredited or CSWE-recognized* social work degree program; or a Ph.D./DSW in social work or social welfare. Annual dues are based on the highest completed social work degree.

  • MSW, DSW and PhD Membership annual dues: $236

  • BSW Membership annual dues: $158


*Social workers who studied internationally and earned a degree recognized by CSWE's International Social Work Degree Recognition and Evaluation Service are eligible for regular membership.

Learn about joining NASW with an international degree or address.

Need further assistance?

Our dedicated team is at your service Monday through Friday, operating between 8:30 A.M. and 4:30 P.M. Eastern Time. For prompt assistance, we encourage you to reach out to our esteemed Executive Director, Debra Riggs, at Alternatively, you may contact our National Office via telephone at 800-742-4089 or through email at If you prefer to submit a paper application, kindly adhere to the outlined steps below. Your convenience and satisfaction are our top priorities, and we look forward to assisting you.

​Step One: Print the application

Step Two: Please mail or email a paper application to the National Office.

NASW National Office Address: 

750 First Street, NE Suite 800
Washington, DC 20002

NASW National Office Membership Email:


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