License Statistics

Licenses Issued, Past 5 Calendar Years

Profession Title 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Licensed Master Social Worker* 2,546 2,835 2,705 2,968 2, 815
Licensed Clinical Social Worker* 970 1,049 1,193 1,277 1,150

*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, 2016

Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW)

County Number County Number County Number
Albany 459 Jefferson 86 Saratoga 222
Allegany 20 Kings 3,569 Schenectady 199
Bronx 1,575 Lewis 15 Schoharie 14
Broome 269 Livingston 49 Schuyler 16
Cattaraugus 47 Madison 53 Seneca 16
Cayuga 59 Monroe 1,085 Steuben 60
Chautauqua 108 Montgomery 25 St. Lawrence 46
Chemung 93 Nassau 2,415 Suffolk 2,285
Chenango 29 New York 3,551 Sullivan 67
Clinton 29 Niagara 139 Tioga 44
Columbia 64 Oneida 217 Tompkins 141
Cortland 51 Onondaga 615 Ulster 228
Delaware 20 Ontario 125 Warren 51
Dutchess 418 Orange 375 Washington 22
Erie 1,003 Orleans 23 Wayne 82
Essex 21 Oswego 65 Westchester 1,718
Franklin 24 Otsego 26 Wyoming 24
Fulton 23 Putnam 135 Yates 22
Genesee 54 Queens 2,436 NYS TOTAL 25,881
Greene 35 Rensselaer 180 OTHER US 2,768
Hamilton 4 Richmond 491 NON-US 50
Herkimer 38 Rockland 506 TOTAL 28,699

Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)

County Number County Number County Number
Albany 479 Jefferson 60 Saratoga 276
Allegany 18 Kings 2,607 Schenectady 190
Bronx 846 Lewis 5 Schoharie 20
Broome 252 Livingston 43 Schuyler 16
Cattaraugus 41 Madison 52 Seneca 31
Cayuga 50 Monroe 699 Steuben 74
Chautauqua 63 Montgomery 22 St. Lawrence 64
Chemung 80 Nassau 2,604 Suffolk 2,384
Chenango 40 New York 4,950 Sullivan 71
Clinton 44 Niagara 99 Tioga 54
Columbia 74 Oneida 208 Tompkins 200
Cortland 34 Onondaga 474 Ulster 402
Delaware 30 Ontario 90 Warren 65
Dutchess 522 Orange 453 Washington 39
Erie 832 Orleans 14 Wayne 44
Essex 26 Oswego 40 Westchester 2,163
Franklin 24 Otsego 66 Wyoming 22
Fulton 27 Putnam 179 Yates 9
Genesee 35 Queens 1,671 NYS TOTAL 25,261
Greene 49 Rensselaer 152 OTHER US 2,737
Hamilton 4 Richmond 478 NON-US 34
Herkimer 39 Rockland 562 TOTAL 28,032

**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: August 4, 2016