Membership with the NASW provides you with access to cutting-edge ideas, current information and high quality-resources allowing you to better serve your clients. Membership to the National Association of Social Workers includes membership to the New Hampshire Chapter.
There are two convenient ways to join NASW:
Membership Categories and Dues
Membership dues are subject to change.
MSW – DSW – PhD
Open to anyone who has received an MSW, DSW, or PhD as their highest degree in social work from a Council on Social Work education (CSWE) accredited or recognized social work degree program.
Open to anyone who has received a BSW as their highest degree in social work from a CSWE accredited or recognized social work degree program.
Student* (BSW or MSW)
$57/year BSW or MSW
Open to anyone currently matriculating in a CSWE accredited social work degree program, or a program eligible for candidacy. A copy of your current student identification card must be attached to this application.
*Important Message for Student Members. NASW now provides NASW News and Social Work online to student members. The online editions give students the news and research of the profession with the speed and ease of Internet access.
Eligibility for the BSW and/or MSW Student membership category is limited to four (4) years for each degree over the lifetime of membership, not necessarily to be continuous.
BSW student members who maintain continuous membership after graduation automatically enter a 2-year transitional period with reduced dues of $110 each year; MSW students enter a 3-year transitional period with reduced dues of $110 in years 1 and 2, and $170 in year 3.
Open to degree candidates in social work or social welfare doctoral program. A copy of your current student identification card must be attached to this application. Eligibility for the Doctoral Student membership category is limited to four (4) years over the lifetime of membership, not necessarily to be continuous.
Open to anyone currently employed in a social work capacity (not self-employed or group private practice) who holds a baccalaureate or higher degree from an accredited U.S. college or university, but is not otherwise eligible for regular membership. Associate members may not hold national elective office. Associate members may not vote in national elections until they have maintained five (5) years of continuous membership, at which time they shall be granted the right to vote.
As a social worker, you face difficult challenges every day. You work hard to improve the lives of your clients and help them confront and resolve their personal dilemmas and cope with loss and change. You are a skilled professional who helps people help themselves by providing useful information and a wide range of resources available for those in need. This requires access to cutting-edge ideas, current information, and high-quality resources to be familiar with all of the available resources for your clients. Your NASW membership entitles you to a wide variety of benefits and special offers that range from business services that save you time and money to publications and programs that can help advance your career.
- Insurance Protection
- Professional Development
- Advancing the Profession
- National and State Chapter Membership
- Leading Edge Information
- Legislative Advocacy and PACE
- Financial Marketplace
- Rental Car Discounts
- Computer Discounts
- Hotel Discounts
- Financial Marketplace
Check out NASW for details of all membership benefits.