License Statistics

Licenses Issued, Past 5 Calendar Years

Profession Title 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Licensed Master Social Worker* 2,968 2,815 2,792 3,119 2,778
Licensed Clinical Social Worker* 1,277 1,150 1,167 1,357 1,271

*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, 2019

Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW)

County Number County Number County Number
Albany 480 Jefferson 107 Saratoga 267
Allegany 23 Kings 3,821 Schenectady 213
Bronx 1,757 Lewis 19 Schoharie 15
Broome 277 Livingston 63 Schuyler 17
Cattaraugus 50 Madison 40 Seneca 20
Cayuga 53 Monroe 1,127 Steuben 72
Chautauqua 112 Montgomery 23 St. Lawrence 48
Chemung 99 Nassau 2,504 Suffolk 2,405
Chenango 32 New York 3,332 Sullivan 62
Clinton 34 Niagara 145 Tioga 48
Columbia 65 Oneida 217 Tompkins 153
Cortland 54 Onondaga 624 Ulster 234
Delaware 21 Ontario 128 Warren 53
Dutchess 417 Orange 418 Washington 26
Erie 1,119 Orleans 22 Wayne 92
Essex 22 Oswego 67 Westchester 1,700
Franklin 26 Otsego 33 Wyoming 26
Fulton 18 Putnam 135 Yates 20
Genesee 54 Queens 2,565 NYS TOTAL 26,884
Greene 32 Rensselaer 188 OTHER US 2,594
Hamilton 2 Richmond 548 NON-US 42
Herkimer 44 Rockland 496 TOTAL 29,520

Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)

County Number County Number County Number
Albany 489 Jefferson 62 Saratoga 266
Allegany 16 Kings 2,780 Schenectady 187
Bronx 838 Lewis 10 Schoharie 15
Broome 271 Livingston 37 Schuyler 16
Cattaraugus 40 Madison 53 Seneca 25
Cayuga 53 Monroe 718 Steuben 76
Chautauqua 66 Montgomery 15 St. Lawrence 56
Chemung 69 Nassau 2,605 Suffolk 2,338
Chenango 42 New York 4,840 Sullivan 75
Clinton 42 Niagara 110 Tioga 57
Columbia 77 Oneida 218 Tompkins 204
Cortland 34 Onondaga 474 Ulster 379
Delaware 32 Ontario 98 Warren 72
Dutchess 523 Orange 429 Washington 35
Erie 837 Orleans 16 Wayne 46
Essex 24 Oswego 47 Westchester 2,122
Franklin 31 Otsego 70 Wyoming 23
Fulton 21 Putnam 170 Yates 8
Genesee 40 Queens 1,691 NYS TOTAL 25,254
Greene 45 Rensselaer 147 OTHER US 2,792
Hamilton 2 Richmond 476 NON-US 26
Herkimer 35 Rockland 563 TOTAL 28,072

**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: January 15, 2019