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All students graduating in any given year will automatically move to ANNUAL (one payment) First Year Post Qualify membership in March of the following year (regardless of when they joined or when they paid the last student fee). To pay your fee in monthly instalments, the member must contact the Office Administrator before 1st March.

By making an application you agree to uphold the IASW Code of Ethics and Practice if accepted.


Pricing & Categories of Membership

The IASW membership year runs for a one year period from the date you join, so you can join at any stage in the year.

  • Full Member @ €195 (annual) and €205 (monthly payments of €17.08)
  • Part-time Member (20hrs or less) @ €135 (annual) and €145 (monthly payments of €12.08)
  • First Year Post Qualify @ €160 (annual) and €170 (monthly payments of €14.17)
  • Overseas Member @ €65.00
  • Non Working Member @ €50.00 
  • Retired Member @ €60.00
  • Students @ €30.00

Student Membership @ €30.00 – if you graduated in 2021 your fee will increase between January and March 2022 to €160.00, the membership rate for First Year Post Qualify, however, if you are currently unemployed, then the association can offer you the unemployed rate of €50.00 (contact the office to discuss your membership options). Please note that if you are employed in a non-social work post, that is still classed as “working”, and therefore the First Year Post Qualify rate of €160.00 will apply to you. 

NOTE - If you fail to contact the office with your details you will be automatically move up to the First Year Post Qualify rate of €160.00 in 2022

Check out our simple sign up form today and become part of our professional community. 

Fitness to Practice Legal Expense Coverage: The IASW provides Fitness to Practise Legal Expenses cover FREE to the 'working' membership categories ONLY: Full-Time, Part-Time (20hrs or less) and First Year Post Qualify members.

Tax Relief: Membership fees to a professional body do not qualify under any tax refund scheme. Registered CORU professionals may claim tax relief (at 20%) against the CORU annual retention fee where there is a statutory requirement for registration with CORU. You can also print a copy of your payment receipt and retention certificate. 

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Full Member
This category is applicable to members who are qualified over one year and are working over 20 hours per week.

This category is applicable to members who are qualified over one year and are working 20 hours or less per week

This category is applicable to members who are unemployed or working on a voluntary / unpaid bases.

This category is applicable to members who have obtained their qualification in the Republic of Ireland, but reside outside of the Republic of Ireland

First Year Post Qualify
This category is applicable to members who have been qualified and who are working in a social work post for up to one year.

This category is applicable to people who are students working towards a qualification recognised by CORU, the Social Work Registration Board.

IASW Membership is available at a special rate to those who have retired from the profession and are no longer practicing.

As per our Memo & Arts: Honorary Members shall be persons who, in the opinion of the Association, have done distinguished work furthering the objectives of the Association. They may be elected at aGeneral Meeting of the Association on the nomination of the Board of Directors and those persons so elected shall become Honorary Members for life. Honorary Members shall not beliable to pay subscriptions and shall have full voting rights.

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