License Statistics

Licenses Issued, Past 5 Calendar Years

Profession Title 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Licensed Master Social Worker* 2,815 2,792 3,119 2,778 3,047
Licensed Clinical Social Worker* 1,150 1,167 1,357 1,271 1,406

*On September 1, 2004, all Certified Social Worker licenses, both active and inactive, were converted to the new professions of Licensed Master Social Worker and Licensed Clinical Social Worker.


Geographic Distribution**

As of July 1, 2020

Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW)

County Number County Number County Number
Albany 518 Jefferson 109 Saratoga 269
Allegany 24 Kings 3,973 Schenectady 221
Bronx 1,799 Lewis 23 Schoharie 19
Broome 294 Livingston 59 Schuyler 16
Cattaraugus 50 Madison 32 Seneca 21
Cayuga 54 Monroe 1,180 Steuben 68
Chautauqua 115 Montgomery 29 St. Lawrence 51
Chemung 111 Nassau 2,541 Suffolk 2,477
Chenango 30 New York 3,238 Sullivan 66
Clinton 44 Niagara 152 Tioga 42
Columbia 60 Oneida 230 Tompkins 148
Cortland 54 Onondaga 652 Ulster 241
Delaware 21 Ontario 143 Warren 50
Dutchess 448 Orange 450 Washington 32
Erie 1,166 Orleans 25 Wayne 84
Essex 19 Oswego 57 Westchester 1,731
Franklin 24 Otsego 37 Wyoming 28
Fulton 19 Putnam 139 Yates 18
Genesee 56 Queens 2,615 NYS TOTAL 27,450
Greene 37 Rensselaer 188 OTHER US 2,692
Hamilton 3 Richmond 577 NON-US 42
Herkimer 47 Rockland 486 TOTAL 30,0184

Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)

County Number County Number County Number
Albany 496 Jefferson 79 Saratoga 275
Allegany 18 Kings 2,904 Schenectady 187
Bronx 854 Lewis 11 Schoharie 15
Broome 269 Livingston 42 Schuyler 14
Cattaraugus 40 Madison 56 Seneca 24
Cayuga 57 Monroe 741 Steuben 73
Chautauqua 72 Montgomery 16 St. Lawrence 53
Chemung 70 Nassau 2,687 Suffolk 2,4000
Chenango 41 New York 4,863 Sullivan 72
Clinton 42 Niagara 105 Tioga 61
Columbia 81 Oneida 224 Tompkins 200
Cortland 35 Onondaga 478 Ulster 395
Delaware 37 Ontario 111 Warren 72
Dutchess 542 Orange 445 Washington 31
Erie 872 Orleans 15 Wayne 48
Essex 25 Oswego 47 Westchester 2,140
Franklin 31 Otsego 68 Wyoming 22
Fulton 21 Putnam 181 Yates 8
Genesee 45 Queens 1,750 NYS TOTAL 25,851
Greene 43 Rensselaer 152 OTHER US 3,030
Hamilton 2 Richmond 482 NON-US 27
Herkimer 37 Rockland 571 TOTAL 28,908

**County of location reflects the licensee's primary mailing address on record with the State Education Department. This address may either be the licensee's home or practice address. Licensees must be registered in order to use the professional title within New York State; being registered, however, does not necessarily mean the licensee is actively engaged in practice.

Last Updated: July 20, 2020