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1.  National & State Memberships:

Join NASW today and you immediately become a member of the Maryland Chapter as well-at no additional cost!  You will be connected to local continuing education events, relevant information through our newsletter "The Maryland Social Worker” and a network of colleagues where you live and work.

2.  Job Opportunities:

Members have access to social work job opportunities nationwide through NASW Job Link, an online interactive social work job bank.

3.  Specialty Practice Sections:

The NASW Specialty Practice Sections (SPS) are an essential resource for social workers whose interests and practice needs vary.

4.  Insurance Protection:

The NASW Assurance Services gives members access to valuable insurance benefits.  NASW Assurance Services offers excellent rates on professional liability (malpractice) insurance, term life, long-term disability, hospital daily cash benefit, and personal accident insurance for eligible members.  NASW Assurance Services also offers Risk Management workshops, and an online course that offers FREE CEU’s, articles, and resources.

5.  Professional Credentials:

NASW Credentialing Center establishes and promotes the standards and credentials required for excellence in the practice of social work.  Current holders of the QCSW credential can register FREE in the National Social Work Finder online search tool and will receive premier placement in search results.

6.  Government Relations:

NASW is instrumental is assuring that the social work perspective is incorporated into pending legislation before Congress and state legislators.  Members can receive free Action Alert e-mails detailing current issues on Capital Hill and in your state legislatures.

7.  Networking Opportunities:

NASW activities provide and excellent opportunity for social workers to exchange ideas and information with colleagues.

8.  Continuing Education:

NASW fulfills its mission of advancing the professional knowledge base of social workers by delivering state-of-the-art continuing education , through FREE online courses for social work CEU’s.  Take advantage of NASW WebEd courses today.

NASW members receive a substantial discount on Maryland Chapter continuing education workshops and conferences. 

9.  Publications:

Regular active members receive 10 issues each of year of the award-winning NASW NEWS, six issues of the Maryland Chapter's newsletter, "The Maryland Social Worker and four issues of the profession’s premier journal of Social Work, available online and in print.  Student members receive NASW NEWS and Social Work online.  Special member discounts are available on NASW’s four specialty journals and now available online.  Members also have access to a wide variety of scholarly books and reference materials. 

10.  Discount Programs:

Take advantage of NASW’s many other member benefits, including affinity credit cards, financial services, rental car discounts, hotel discounts, and much more. 

Attention Students!

Student Members Receive Full Benefits at a 75% Discount

After graduation, NASW continues to help subsidize dues for student members.  If you maintain continuous membership, you will be able to take advantage of the transitional category of membership after graduation.  BSW student members who maintain a continuous membership after graduation automatically enter a two-year transitional period with reduced dues of $94 each year.  MSW student members who maintain continuous membership enter a three-year transitional period with reduced dues of $94 in the first and second years, and $143 in the third. 

NASW Student members and eligible Transitional members may apply for discounted professional liability insurance for student field placement and/or for the first two years of professional practice


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Additional Information About Membership

NASW Membership Application (pdf file)

JOIN/RENEW  Membership 

Questions?  contact Membership Services
by phone at (800) 742-4089 or (202) 408-8600 or
by email at
to reinstate your membership.



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