To join or renew your membership:

Contact the NASW National Office at 1-800-742-4089
or go to


What Does Membership In NASW Offer You?


Through the Chapter's Board, committees, local programs and staff, you will have a wide range of support available to you as a professional social worker.


NASW offer members a chance to stay connected with the social work profession through monthly branch meetings in eight  communities, on-going continuing  education and an annual conference, as well as a bi-monthly Alaska Chapter newsletter, website, blog and volunteer opportunities.


Discounted Services
As a member of NASW, you receive other services provided by the Chapter at a lower cost than is otherwise charged for workshops, Annual Conference, insurance, etc. You also receive discounts with credit cards and travel. Contact the NASW National office for a list of discounts at 1-800-742-4089.


At the national and state level, your professional interests as a social worker are represented as a social worker by NASW at no additional cost to you. 


NASW offers many professional credentials, including:

  • ACSW - Academy of Certified Social Workers
  • DCSW -    Diplomate in Clinical Social Work
  • QCSW - Qualified Clinical Social Worker
  • SSWS - School Social Work Specialist
  • ATODC - Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Certification
  • CASWCM - Certified Advanced Social Work Case Manager

Direct any questions you have regarding credentials to the National NASW office: 1-202-408-8600 x 447


The NASW Alaska Chapter News is mailed to members on a bi-monthly basis, as a benefit of membership. Members also receive ten issues of the nationally produced NASW News and four issues of the profession’s premiere journal Social Work. Members are also entitled to receive discounts on NASW’s four specialty journals, Health & Social Work, Social Work in Education, Social Work Research and Social Work Abstracts. NASW Press also offers top rate professional books and resources at a discount to members. To obtain an NASW Press catalog, call 1-800-227-3590 or visit their website at


Professional Malpractice Insurance
The NASW Insurance Trust is one of the most valuable benefits to members, connecting eligible social workers to malpractice insurance with low rates and dependable coverage. Coverage is also offered to individuals, students, schools of social work and social service agency. The Trust also offers excellent rates on group term life, disability, accidental death and dismemberment insurance policies, and a hospital daily cash benefit coverage for qualified members. For more information call 1-800-421-6694 or visit the NASW Insurance Trust website at


Easy Access
The NASW Alaska Chapter office will gladly offer information and assistance.

Please contact the NASW Alaska office at:
Phone: 907-332-NASW (6279)
Toll Free: 1-800-478-NASW (6279)


Membership Categories & Dues
Recent graduates who join as students receive discounted rates.


Full members

  • MSW Full Membership Dues Annually:  $225
  • DSW Full Membership Dues Annually:  $225
  • BSW Full Membership Dues Annually:  $150​​

Student Members

  • BSW Student Membership Dues Annually:  $57​
  • MSW Student Membership Dues Annually:  $57
  • Doctoral Student (in a Social Work/Social Welfare Program) 
    Membership Dues Annually:  $170

Transitional Members

  • BSW Transitional Dues (2 years):  $110
  • MSW Transitional Dues (First 2 years):  $110, (Third Year):  $170

Associate Members

  • Associate Membership Dues Annually (non-degreed social workers):  $225

Retired Members

  • Retired Membership Dues Annually:  $70


As a member of NASW you join over 150,000 social workers in Alaska and worldwide committed to empowering the profession and the clients you serve!


To Learn More About NASW Membership Benefits 


Need to update your information with NASW?

To update your information with NASW follow the steps below:

  1. Go to
  2. Click on "member's login" and enter login information
  3. Click on "update your member profile"
  4. Click on "edit" and make the needed changes
  5. Click "submit".


To join or renew your membership:

Contact the NASW National Office at 1-800-742-4089
or go to


Where To Find Us:

National Association of Social Workers - Alaska Chapter


Mailing address:

PO Box 241292
Anchorage, AK 99524


Phone: 907-332-6279

Toll Free: 1-800-478-6279



Office Hours:

Monday-Thursday:  5:00 AM - 2:00 PM Alaska Standard Time 





Board of Directors

The next meeting of the Board of Directors is December 14th, via teleconference.  Please click the link below to contact your regional representatives for details on how to participate. A call in number will be provided.

Licensing Board

Reach the AK Licening Board by calling

(907) 465-2551.  Research the Rules & Regulations via and navigate to Become A Licensed Professional and then Professions Licensed, then click on Social Work Examiners.



Future Dates:

September 2021

NASW-AK Chapter Biennial Conference


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