License Statistics

Licenses Issued, Past 5 Calendar Years

Profession Title 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Licensed Master Social Worker* 2,705 2,968 2, 815 2, 792 3, 119
Licensed Clinical Social Worker* 1,193 1,277 1,150 1,167 1,357

*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, 2018

Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW)

County Number County Number County Number
Albany 471 Jefferson 100 Saratoga 253
Allegany 21 Kings 3,752 Schenectady 210
Bronx 1,686 Lewis 17 Schoharie 14
Broome 270 Livingston 65 Schuyler 18
Cattaraugus 47 Madison 46 Seneca 17
Cayuga 51 Monroe 1,100 Steuben 70
Chautauqua 109 Montgomery 24 St. Lawrence 42
Chemung 98 Nassau 2,432 Suffolk 2,340
Chenango 34 New York 3,320 Sullivan 61
Clinton 35 Niagara 135 Tioga 47
Columbia 66 Oneida 210 Tompkins 148
Cortland 52 Onondaga 619 Ulster 226
Delaware 20 Ontario 126 Warren 45
Dutchess 421 Orange 393 Washington 25
Erie 1,072 Orleans 19 Wayne 89
Essex 21 Oswego 59 Westchester 1,670
Franklin 26 Otsego 32 Wyoming 24
Fulton 19 Putnam 131 Yates 18
Genesee 52 Queens 2,498 NYS TOTAL 26,232
Greene 29 Rensselaer 185 OTHER US 2,585
Hamilton 2 Richmond 512 NON-US 45
Herkimer 42 Rockland 502 TOTAL 28,862

Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)

County Number County Number County Number
Albany 483 Jefferson 57 Saratoga 264
Allegany 16 Kings 2,720 Schenectady 190
Bronx 815 Lewis 9 Schoharie 16
Broome 263 Livingston 39 Schuyler 16
Cattaraugus 41 Madison 50 Seneca 28
Cayuga 53 Monroe 705 Steuben 76
Chautauqua 67 Montgomery 16 St. Lawrence 56
Chemung 71 Nassau 2,598 Suffolk 2,325
Chenango 42 New York 4,819 Sullivan 72
Clinton 42 Niagara 107 Tioga 54
Columbia 77 Oneida 214 Tompkins 199
Cortland 34 Onondaga 478 Ulster 376
Delaware 31 Ontario 97 Warren 70
Dutchess 519 Orange 417 Washington 36
Erie 819 Orleans 16 Wayne 44
Essex 24 Oswego 48 Westchester 2,098
Franklin 30 Otsego 71 Wyoming 22
Fulton 21 Putnam 167 Yates 10
Genesee 39 Queens 1,655 NYS TOTAL 24,994
Greene 47 Rensselaer 150 OTHER US 2,709
Hamilton 2 Richmond 480 NON-US 27
Herkimer 37 Rockland 556 TOTAL 27,730

**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 20, 2018