License Statistics

Licenses Issued, Past 5 Calendar Years

Profession Title 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Licensed Master Social Worker* 2,705 2,968 2, 815 2, 792 3, 119
Licensed Clinical Social Worker* 1,193 1,277 1,150 1,167 1,357

*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 January 1, 2018

Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW)

County Number County Number County Number
Albany 468 Jefferson 96 Saratoga 253
Allegany 21 Kings 3,752 Schenectady 212
Bronx 1,660 Lewis 18 Schoharie 13
Broome 280 Livingston 62 Schuyler 18
Cattaraugus 47 Madison 49 Seneca 16
Cayuga 58 Monroe 1,106 Steuben 68
Chautauqua 110 Montgomery 26 St. Lawrence 44
Chemung 97 Nassau 2,457 Suffolk 2,375
Chenango 32 New York 3,390 Sullivan 62
Clinton 32 Niagara 134 Tioga 45
Columbia 63 Oneida 216 Tompkins 155
Cortland 49 Onondaga 624 Ulster 224
Delaware 22 Ontario 126 Warren 43
Dutchess 410 Orange 392 Washington 25
Erie 1,051 Orleans 20 Wayne 89
Essex 20 Oswego 58 Westchester 1,688
Franklin 27 Otsego 31 Wyoming 26
Fulton 19 Putnam 136 Yates 18
Genesee 56 Queens 2,531 NYS TOTAL 26,409
Greene 31 Rensselaer 185 OTHER US 2,563
Hamilton 3 Richmond 511 NON-US 46
Herkimer 41 Rockland 518 TOTAL 29,018

Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)

County Number County Number County Number
Albany 477 Jefferson 57 Saratoga 267
Allegany 18 Kings 2,702 Schenectady 185
Bronx 818 Lewis 7 Schoharie 19
Broome 261 Livingston 40 Schuyler 14
Cattaraugus 40 Madison 50 Seneca 28
Cayuga 53 Monroe 696 Steuben 75
Chautauqua 64 Montgomery 19 St. Lawrence 58
Chemung 72 Nassau 2,587 Suffolk 2,317
Chenango 41 New York 4,819 Sullivan 74
Clinton 42 Niagara 105 Tioga 51
Columbia 78 Oneida 205 Tompkins 200
Cortland 35 Onondaga 476 Ulster 380
Delaware 30 Ontario 91 Warren 67
Dutchess 521 Orange 419 Washington 37
Erie 820 Orleans 15 Wayne 40
Essex 25 Oswego 43 Westchester 2,116
Franklin 30 Otsego 71 Wyoming 21
Fulton 22 Putnam 166 Yates 10
Genesee 39 Queens 1,657 NYS TOTAL 24,932
Greene 46 Rensselaer 155 OTHER US 2,666
Hamilton 2 Richmond 476 NON-US 24
Herkimer 37 Rockland 546 TOTAL 27,622

**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: February 13, 2018