Membership Benefits

In your social work training, you face difficult challenges and hard choices every day. You need access to cutting-edge ideas, current information, high-quality resources, and informed people. The National Association of Social Workers is your connection to these ideas, information, resources, and people… and your connection to a wide variety of services, custom-tailored to help you achieve your full potential as a social worker. Here is what you can expect when you join.

NASW: An investment in your career

  • Vigorous lobbying for our collective interests in state and federal government NASW works to eliminate potentially harmful bills that limit social workers’ ability to perform their jobs. They also work to protect social workers’ jobs, lobby for equitable reimbursements and educate legislators about the importance of the social work profession.
  • Leadership development Social workers who desire to advance their careers can find an abundance of opportunities and resources in our association. If you have no desire to work in a leadership position, please join anyway, we will all benefit.
  • Job opportunities members have access to the national job bank information. Searches can be personalized and information can be accessed quickly.

Magnify your voice

  • Lobby for others’ interests you became a social worker to be a change agent to make a difference in others' lives. NASW supports issues that change the qualify of lives for people we care about
  • Humanize the system by joining others of similar values, we can collectively work toward making our political, healthcare, and social systems more responsive.

Enhance your professional skills

  • Continuing education members are offered discounts at all NASW-sponsored continuing education seminars and at our annual conference. Many Branches offer free continuing education opportunities at their meetings.
  • Networking opportunities NASW activities provide an excellent opportunity for social workers to share ideas and information with seasoned peer specialists. In addition, members can meet with suppliers, potential employers, and agency representatives at conferences.
  • Primary link to work-related information Local and national newsletters link members with job opportunities, information to help manage a private practice, professional support, and continuing education opportunities. Members also receive the Social Work Journal, connecting them to the latest research in the profession.

Malpractice Insurance

NASW offers very affordable comprehensive malpractice insurance for members. For more information on insurance coverage please contact NASW Commercial Partners. They can also be reached at 1.855.385.2160.

Discount Programs

NASW affinity credit cards, member discounts on rental cars, and other financial services (See NASW Commercial Partners at


Members can enhance their skills and strengthen their resumes by earning the Academy of Certified Social Workers (ACSW) national credential, as well as the Diplomat in Clinical Social Work (DCSW), the Qualified Clinical Social Worker (QCSW), and School Social Work Specialists (SSWS).

Come join us and enjoy being a part of a community of committed people who share your values and want to make a difference!