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The NASW Alaska Chapter is committed to serving its members and advocating for the social work profession.

If you are a professional social worker, we invite you to join NASW and take advantage of the many opportunities for continuing education, professional growth, networking and leadership by the Chapter. This section includes information on local branches and the benefits of NASW membership.

Alaska Membership Benefits

Continuing Education

The NASW Alaska Chapter is committed to offering its members high quality continuing education and professional development, including opportunities which address the continuing education requirements for licensed social workers in Alaska. In addition to sponsoring events in Alaska, the Chapter's educational resource library offers quality video tapes for rental.

NASW-AK Chapter Biennial Conference

The NASW Alaska Chapter Conference is committed to bringing you the best information, skills training, CEUs and networking opportunities you need for your professional and personal development each year. Plan to join us at the Annual NASW Alaska Chapter Conference.


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.

Networking & Programs

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

What Else Does NASW Membership Offer You?

Social Action and Advocacy

NASW is instrumental in assuring that the social work perspective is incorporated in pending legislation before Congress and in the Alaska legislature. Your membership helps support these vital efforts at the national and state level. NASW's Agenda for Change targets the association's efforts to address legislation and regulations that will best provide support to vulnerable groups and advance professional practice. Areas of concern include health and mental health, child well-being and protection, welfare reform, civil rights and social work practice.

Leadership Opportunities

Elected and appointed leaders serve the Chapter on the Board of Directors and Committees. As an NASW-AK member, this could be you!

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 on office supplies, credit cards, travel and more.

Learn more about member discounts


At the national and state level, NASW represents and advocates for your professional interests as a social worker. 


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

Learn more about credentials and certifications


The NASW Alaska Chapter News is mailed to members on a bi-monthly basis. Members also receive the national bi-monthly magazine Social Work Advocates and quarterly issues of Social Work, the profession’s premiere journal.

Members are also receive discounts on NASW’s specialty journals, Health & Social Work, Social Work in Education, Social Work Research and Social Work Abstracts. At NASW Press, members always get a 10% discount on top-rate professional publications. To order or to obtain an NASW Press catalog, call 1-800-227-3590 or visit

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

Why Join?

Social workers join NASW to advance in their careers, connect with colleagues, and protect their practice — all while advocating for the profession and important social issues.

Contact NASW-AK

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

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

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