NASW offers a number of credentials specific to your area of practice. For more information on any of the credentials listed below, click here.
- Academy of Certified Social Workers (ACSW)
- Ideal for the experienced macro professional
- Great for the MSW generalist
- Diplomate in Clinical Social Work (DCSW)
- Suited for advanced clinicians
- Excellent for private practitioners
- Qualified Clinical Social Worker (QCSW)
- Fitting for entry-level clinicians
- Selected by a new private practitioner
- NASW Credentialing Center Frequently Asked Questions
Specialty Certifications for the MSW
- Clinical Social Worker in Gerontology (CSW-G)
Geared for clinical social workers who work directly with older adults.
- Advanced Social Worker in Gerontology (ASW-G)
Distinguishes macro-administrative social workers in the field of aging.
- Certified Advanced Children, Youth, and Family Social Worker (C-ACYFSW)
Highlights social workers who promote the well-being of children and families.
- Certified Social Worker in Health Care (C-SWHC)
Distinguishes social workers in a multi-disciplinary healthcare environment.
- Certified Clinical Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs Social Worker (C-CATODSW)
Recognizes highly trained social workers in the substance abuse field.
- Certified Advanced Social Work Case Manager (C-ASWCM)
Establishes social workers as professionals in a variety of work settings.
- Certified School Social Work Specialist (C-SSWS)
Identifies social workers who specialize within a school system.
Specialty Certifications for the BSW
- Social Worker in Gerontology (SW-G)
Recognizes care and case management professionalism in work with older adults.
- Certified Children, Youth, and Family Social Worker (C-CYFSW)
Gives credibility to professionally trained children, youth, and family social workers.
- Certified Social Work Case Manager (C-SWCM)
Highlights the professional standing of social workers.