How to become a Member of the NBASW
There are currently over 1800 NBASW members.
NBASW membership is divided into the following categories:
Regular Member: a person who is duly registered under the Act and has paid the regular membership fee for the current year;
Not Employed Member: a person who has been a regular member of NBASW but is not employed when membership fees are due, or a newly approved member who is not employed at the time of approval, and has paid the not employed membership fee for the current year;
Temporary Member: a person who has completed all necessary requirements for a social work degree, is awaiting convocation, has paid the required regular membership fee, has completed and submitted all necessary documentation and will be working under direct supervision of a registered social worker, may be granted temporary membership for a period not exceeding one month following the next convocation of the university attended;
Student Member: a person who is enrolled in a social work degree program (a student member cannot use the title "social worker" or practice social work, and is a non-voting member);
Out of Province Member: a person who has been a member and is no longer a resident of, nor employed in, New Brunswick, and has paid the out-of-province fee for the current year;
Honorary Member: a person who has made an outstanding contribution directly or indirectly to the social work profession, and has been nominated by a member in writing and in such form as the Committee of Examiners may prescribe, and has been approved by the Board;
Retired Member: a person who has been a regular member of NBASW but is retired when membership fees are due, and has paid the retired membership fee for the current year.
There are many ways in which NBASW members can be involved in their Association, including:
- attend the annual meeting;
- act as Board member;
- volunteer on a committee;
- attend chapter meetings.
Members who are actively involved in their Association can participate in the discussion of issues relevant to the field, network with other social workers in the province, and affect the decisions that shape the profession of social work in New Brunswick.
Comparison of Annual Dues of other Professional Associations and Regulatory Bodies: