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 January 1, 2015

Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW)

County Number County Number County Number
Albany 456 Jefferson 70 Saratoga 222
Allegany 24 Kings 3,559 Schenectady 218
Bronx 1,486 Lewis 13 Schoharie 12
Broome 265 Livingston 49 Schuyler 13
Cattaraugus 48 Madison 62 Seneca 20
Cayuga 53 Monroe 1,118 Steuben 65
Chautauqua 118 Montgomery 20 St. Lawrence 43
Chemung 87 Nassau 2,449 Suffolk 2,268
Chenango 30 New York 3,651 Sullivan 65
Clinton 32 Niagara 152 Tioga 48
Columbia 68 Oneida 218 Tompkins 158
Cortland 43 Onondaga 613 Ulster 228
Delaware 23 Ontario 117 Warren 46
Dutchess 408 Orange 367 Washington 27
Erie 973 Orleans 23 Wayne 83
Essex 21 Oswego 65 Westchester 1,759
Franklin 21 Otsego 28 Wyoming 23
Fulton 27 Putnam 132 Yates 23
Genesee 52 Queens 2,426 NYS TOTAL 25,941
Greene 39 Rensselaer 188 OTHER US 2,923
Hamilton 4 Richmond 483 NON-US 54
Herkimer 35 Rockland 504 TOTAL 28,918

Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)

County Number County Number County Number
Albany 467 Jefferson 54 Saratoga 280
Allegany 16 Kings 2,471 Schenectady 190
Bronx 816 Lewis 8 Schoharie 19
Broome 261 Livingston 46 Schuyler 19
Cattaraugus 34 Madison 55 Seneca 29
Cayuga 42 Monroe 669 Steuben 69
Chautauqua 60 Montgomery 19 St. Lawrence 65
Chemung 80 Nassau 2,584 Suffolk 2,371
Chenango 41 New York 4,963 Sullivan 76
Clinton 44 Niagara 98 Tioga 56
Columbia 69 Oneida 201 Tompkins 196
Cortland 32 Onondaga 463 Ulster 388
Delaware 36 Ontario 101 Warren 69
Dutchess 520 Orange 443 Washington 35
Erie 826 Orleans 17 Wayne 40
Essex 28 Oswego 36 Westchester 2,197
Franklin 26 Otsego 65 Wyoming 24
Fulton 28 Putnam 178 Yates 9
Genesee 38 Queens 1,646 NYS TOTAL 25,000
Greene 47 Rensselaer 162 OTHER US 2,677
Hamilton 5 Richmond 474 NON-US 33
Herkimer 37 Rockland 561 TOTAL 27,710

**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 26, 2015