National Association of Social Workers

2018 NASW Virtual Forum | November 14-15, 2018

NASW Membership

About NASW Membership

Founded in 1955, the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) is the largest membership organization of professional social workers in the world, with more than 120,000 members. NASW works to enhance the professional growth and development of its members, to create and maintain professional standards, and to advance sound social policies..

Why Join NASW?

As an NASW member, you'll have access to what you need to practice with confidence: tools and resources that help you advance your career, protect your practice, connect with peers, and advocate for social work. Membership in NASW includes membership in your local NASW Chapter at no additional cost. Learn more about NASW membership at

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NASW Member Services
Toll-Free: 1-800-742-4089


Members Talk the Value of Membership

  • MyNASW Online Community

Connect with peers to get answers to your questions and gain insight for real work issues you face with the MyNASW Online Community. You can post questions, participate in discussions, connect with colleagues and review shared documents. FREE to all NASW members. Learn more at

  • NASW Research Library

Now you have all the knowledge and resources contained in the top 25 databases related to social work in the NASW Research Library. Just log on using your NASW username and password and this wealth of information is at your fingertips. FREE to all NASW members. Learn more at

  • Social Work Advocates Magazine

We’ve re-conceived our primary publication and have created a new, exciting magazine format to replace NASW News. Read association news, in-depth feature articles, social work trends and member profiles, plus more content about chapter activity and social work education. FREE to all NASW members. Learn more at

  • Social Work Online CE Institute

Take advantage of a wide range of NASW accredited courses and earn continuing education credits with Social Work Online CE Institute. Content includes programs from NASW National and Chapters. Log in using your NASW username and password. Pricing is discounted for members. Learn more at