The NASW offers 2 different types of credentials, and 20 specialty certifications. NASW credentials indicate that individuals possess additional professional training and experience, and that they follow the NASW Code of Conduct; however, NASW credentials cannot take the place of state licenses, which register and authorize individuals to work as LCSWs. In order to become a full member of the NASW, an individual must pay $225 per year, hold at least an MSW degree, and agree to follow the NASW Code of Ethics. An individual with at least a BSW may become a full member by paying $150 annually.
Learn more about the following type of social worker credentials and certifications offered by the NASW: