CSSWA Membership Types

Read below for detailed information about the various types of CSSWA memberships.

Regular Membership:

Individuals must be licensed and in good standing by the Colorado Department of Education (CDE) as a specialized service provider with a school social work endorsement, or be in the process of obtaining this licensure. Individuals must work in a school district setting or be working as a faculty member in a school social work graduate program. Faculty members must have an active Colorado DORA, LSW or LCSW license, but are not required to hold an active CDE license. An individual’s extenuating circumstances, particularly in regards to licensure, will be considered on a case-by-case basis by the Executive Board.

Regular Members have the following rights and receive the following benefits:

  1. Voting rights in formal elections for officers, including for Executive Board position
  2. Hold elected office
  3. Hold board positions, including Executive Board positions
  4. Have the opportunity to apply for & receive grants or scholarships
  5. Receive communication from the association
  6. Reduced conference rates
  7. Receive exclusive resources

Student Membership: 

Undergraduate and graduate students interested in the field of school social work shall be eligible for membership. All rights, privileges, and obligations pertaining to Regular Membership shall apply with the following exceptions: 

  1. Dues shall be at a reduced rate.
  2. Students are only eligible for the one student-based board representative position.  

Retired Membership: 

Any person who would have met the “regular membership” requirements, but have since retired. All rights, privileges, and obligations pertaining to membership shall apply with the following exception:

  1. Dues shall be at a reduced rate.

Affiliate Membership:

Individual does not meet eligibility requirements in the other membership categories. The individual could be someone functioning as a school social worker without a school social work credential or license, a consultant or supervisor of social work services without a school social work credential or license, or allied professionals.

All rights, privileges, and obligations pertaining to membership shall apply with the following exceptions:

  1. Dues shall be at a reduced rate. 
  2. May not hold elected office or board positions. 
  3. Does not have voting privileges.

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