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License Application Status | Education Credentials from Non-approved Programs | Licensing Examination | Practice Issues and 'R' Privilege | Professional Misconduct and Discipline | General Customer Service | School Social Worker Certificate

License Application Status

Find the status of your license application by checking our online license verifications; your name will be added immediately when your license number is issued.

We cannot provide the status of a licensure application by phone. After you have submitted all your documentation, please allow 6 weeks before submitting a Contact Us Form to request a status update. Contacting us earlier may extend processing times for applications. During busy times, this time frame may increase. We thank you for your patience and cooperation.

Please provide your name, the last 4 digits of your social security number, date of birth, and the name of the profession in any correspondence.

Education Credentials from Non-approved Programs

If you have questions about acceptable documentation to verify education completed outside the U.S. or in non-approved programs, please refer to our General Information and Policies page.

Licensing Examination

The examination is administered for New York by:

Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB)
PO Box 1508
Culpepper, VA 22701
Phone: (888) 579-3926
Fax: (540) 829-0142
Web: External Link Icon

Practice Issues and 'R' Privilege

For answers to questions concerning practice issues or continuing education requirements, contact:

NY State Education Department
Office of the Professions
State Board for Social Work
89 Washington Avenue
Albany, New York 12234-1000
518-474-3817, Press 1 then ext. 450 (voice)
518-486-2981 (fax)

Professional Misconduct and Discipline

This site contains information concerning professional misconduct, including how to file a complaint and search for disciplinary actions taken against licensees.

General Customer Service

Office of the Professions staff are available from 8:30 am to 4:45 pm, Eastern time, Monday through Friday, excluding holidays.

NY State Education Department
Office of the Professions
89 Washington Avenue
Albany, New York 12234-1000
Phone: 518-474-3817
Fax: 518-474-1449
For an e-mail response: Contact Us

School Social Worker Certificate

Certifications are issued by the Department's Office of Teaching Initiatives.

Last Updated: December 15, 2021