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 January 1, 2016

Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW)

County Number County Number County Number
Albany 465 Jefferson 80 Saratoga 218
Allegany 23 Kings 3,642 Schenectady 199
Bronx 1,561 Lewis 16 Schoharie 13
Broome 269 Livingston 49 Schuyler 14
Cattaraugus 46 Madison 57 Seneca 18
Cayuga 56 Monroe 1,114 Steuben 59
Chautauqua 113 Montgomery 24 St. Lawrence 45
Chemung 93 Nassau 2,439 Suffolk 2,308
Chenango 28 New York 3,692 Sullivan 66
Clinton 29 Niagara 148 Tioga 47
Columbia 67 Oneida 223 Tompkins 145
Cortland 51 Onondaga 623 Ulster 228
Delaware 21 Ontario 128 Warren 52
Dutchess 410 Orange 371 Washington 24
Erie 999 Orleans 21 Wayne 85
Essex 22 Oswego 64 Westchester 1,745
Franklin 24 Otsego 27 Wyoming 25
Fulton 28 Putnam 131 Yates 22
Genesee 58 Queens 2,470 NYS TOTAL 26,250
Greene 37 Rensselaer 182 OTHER US 2,819
Hamilton 4 Richmond 484 NON-US 51
Herkimer 37 Rockland 511 TOTAL 29,120

Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)

County Number County Number County Number
Albany 467 Jefferson 59 Saratoga 278
Allegany 17 Kings 2,558 Schenectady 185
Bronx 840 Lewis 6 Schoharie 19
Broome 258 Livingston 43 Schuyler 16
Cattaraugus 38 Madison 51 Seneca 31
Cayuga 47 Monroe 687 Steuben 73
Chautauqua 63 Montgomery 22 St. Lawrence 64
Chemung 78 Nassau 2,607 Suffolk 2,380
Chenango 41 New York 4,958 Sullivan 72
Clinton 44 Niagara 95 Tioga 57
Columbia 72 Oneida 208 Tompkins 199
Cortland 35 Onondaga 471 Ulster 401
Delaware 34 Ontario 92 Warren 66
Dutchess 527 Orange 449 Washington 37
Erie 838 Orleans 14 Wayne 43
Essex 28 Oswego 38 Westchester 2,171
Franklin 24 Otsego 64 Wyoming 22
Fulton 28 Putnam 180 Yates 9
Genesee 35 Queens 1,653 NYS TOTAL 25,177
Greene 48 Rensselaer 155 OTHER US 2,753
Hamilton 4 Richmond 478 NON-US 36
Herkimer 39 Rockland 561 TOTAL 27,966

**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: March 2, 2016