License Statistics

Licenses Issued, Past 5 Calendar Years

Profession Title 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Licensed Master Social Worker* 2,414 2,546 2,835 2,705 2,968
Licensed Clinical Social Worker* 1,047 970 1,049 1,193 1,277

*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, 2015

Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW)

County Number County Number County Number
Albany 461 Jefferson 72 Saratoga 216
Allegany 24 Kings 3,545 Schenectady 206
Bronx 1,532 Lewis 15 Schoharie 12
Broome 262 Livingston 48 Schuyler 13
Cattaraugus 49 Madison 59 Seneca 19
Cayuga 53 Monroe 1,123 Steuben 59
Chautauqua 109 Montgomery 23 St. Lawrence 43
Chemung 88 Nassau 2,418 Suffolk 2,243
Chenango 30 New York 3,646 Sullivan 64
Clinton 30 Niagara 152 Tioga 48
Columbia 64 Oneida 220 Tompkins 149
Cortland 45 Onondaga 608 Ulster 229
Delaware 21 Ontario 120 Warren 48
Dutchess 398 Orange 368 Washington 27
Erie 987 Orleans 20 Wayne 87
Essex 22 Oswego 62 Westchester 1,751
Franklin 22 Otsego 30 Wyoming 24
Fulton 28 Putnam 131 Yates 23
Genesee 57 Queens 2,415 NYS TOTAL 25,865
Greene 37 Rensselaer 179 OTHER US 2,875
Hamilton 4 Richmond 486 NON-US 51
Herkimer 37 Rockland 504 TOTAL 28,791

Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)

County Number County Number County Number
Albany 464 Jefferson 55 Saratoga 277
Allegany 16 Kings 2,520 Schenectady 185
Bronx 827 Lewis 7 Schoharie 19
Broome 258 Livingston 45 Schuyler 17
Cattaraugus 38 Madison 53 Seneca 29
Cayuga 44 Monroe 686 Steuben 71
Chautauqua 60 Montgomery 22 St. Lawrence 64
Chemung 80 Nassau 2,620 Suffolk 2,376
Chenango 44 New York 4,964 Sullivan 73
Clinton 45 Niagara 99 Tioga 59
Columbia 69 Oneida 206 Tompkins 198
Cortland 33 Onondaga 467 Ulster 393
Delaware 33 Ontario 92 Warren 71
Dutchess 523 Orange 445 Washington 36
Erie 833 Orleans 15 Wayne 40
Essex 27 Oswego 36 Westchester 2,190
Franklin 25 Otsego 63 Wyoming 23
Fulton 28 Putnam 179 Yates 9
Genesee 37 Queens 1,665 NYS TOTAL 25,142
Greene 47 Rensselaer 160 OTHER US 2,695
Hamilton 5 Richmond 482 NON-US 36
Herkimer 37 Rockland 558 TOTAL 27,873

**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 23, 2015