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As a social worker, you are a skilled professional who came to the profession to make a difference to those in need. To be the best in your profession requires access to cutting-edge ideas, the most up-to-date information and research, relevant and timely continuing education opportunities, and the highest-quality resources available to social workers. Your NASW membership can provide you with all of these things.


Questions about membership? Contact Noël Schutz, NASW-MA Chapter Membership and Advocacy Manager:

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Massachusetts Chapter Benefits:

Advocacy and Political Action

Inherent to our mission, NASW-MA advocates for legislation that advances the social work profession and enhances the well-being of the clients and communities we serve. Through our Political Action for Candidate Election (PACE) Committee, we endorse local and state-level candidates for public office that embody social work values.


Discounts on all CEU Programs and Licensing Test Prep Courses
NASW-MA hosts many continuing education programs throughout the year, all at a discount to you. We have annual programs that you’ve come to know and love like the Film Series, LEAD, School Social Work Conference, Nursing Home Conference, MLK, Jr. Forum on Racial Justice, and Symposium, in addition to other topical programming. Check our calendar for an up-to-date listing of upcoming programming. 


Clinical Alerts & Consultation

For those in clinical roles, NASW-MA’s Director of Clinical Practice is available to consult with members and answer questions related to insurance, licensing, and more. The Chapter also manages a Private Practice Google Group where members can crowdsource ideas, troubleshoot, and hear timely alerts directly from the Chapter. You can also find relevant and timely Clinical Alerts on our website.

Social Work Voice Magazine
Launched in 2018, Social Work Voice is a magazine produced by the Chapter and delivered to your mailbox seven times each year. Each issue is packed with information and updates related to the Chapter’s legislative advocacy and political action, member spotlights, managed care, clinical practice, and continuing education. Members can view past issues of Social Work Voice anytime here.


Monthly E-newsletter

At the beginning of each month you receive an email newsletter from NASW-MA straight to your inbox packed with important and timely information under headings like Membership Hub, Continuing Education & Events, Social Work Action Center, Private Practice, Notes from the Field, Licensing Test Prep, and National News. View past e-newsletters here.


Career Services
In addition to a Career Services article in every issue of Social Work Voice, NASW-MA has dedicated staff and volunteers available to assist members with job searching and career development. These services include cover letter and resume reviews, and individualized, one-on-one e-consultation and coaching. You can also find employment opportunities here our website.


Member-to-Member Supervision
Helps LCSW members obtain LICSW supervision not provided at their work sites.

Mentor Program
Matches newer social workers with experienced social workers for support, advice, and sharing of professional wisdom. This is not supervision.

Member Groups
NASW-MA has a plethora of ways for you to get involved, meet like-minded social workers, and advance your practice. With 30+ member-led Shared Interest Groups, Committees, Commissions, and Councils, you are bound to find a group that sparks your interest, meets your needs, and allows you to advance professionally.

The Social Workers Assistance Network (SWAN)
SWAN is a program providing professional consultation and referral to any NASW-MA member social worker with personal problems. The social work profession has a rich history of helping people on a variety of levels, but we know social workers are not immune to many of the problems faced by our clients. Call: 1-800-635-SWAN (7926).

Social Work Networking Nights
Provides an informal setting for social workers to socialize, exchange ideas, and support each other. Networking Nights happening periodically across the state. Find upcoming Networking Nights here.

Speakers' and Writers' Bureau
Maintains a database of NASW members who have self-identified as experts in a variety of practice, policy, and research areas. These individuals are available to speak to the press, testify at the state house, and speak to groups about their area of expertise. Join the Bureau here.

Student Membership

For just $60 per year, social work students get access to all the great benefits of being a NASW member, including career services and discounts on licensing test prep courses. Student members also gain access to transitional membership rates after graduation, granting them continued discounts on professional membership.

...And automatic Membership in National NASW and access to all its benefits!


National NASW Benefits:

Ethics Hotline
Provides consultation on ethical dilemmas.

HIPAA Compliance Training


MyNASW Online Community


Discounts on Constant Contact, Office Depot, and other professional services


Discounts on travel and entertainment


...And more! See all National NASW Benefits here.

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Cost of Membership:

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: 

  • MSW, DSW, and PhD Full Membership annual dues: $236 | BSW Full Membership annual dues: $158

Social Work Student Membership:

  • BSW and MSW Student Membership annual dues: $60 | Doctoral Student Membership annual dues: $179

Associate Student Membership:

  • Associate Student Membership annual dues: $60

Transitional Membership:

BSW students are eligible for two years of transitional membership, with annual dues of $116 | MSW students are eligible for three years of transitional membership, with dues of $116 in years one and two, and dues of $179 in year three


Associate Membership:

  • Associate Membership annual dues: $236

Retired Membership:

Retired Membership annual dues: $74

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