License Statistics

Licenses Issued, Past 5 Calendar Years

Profession Title 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Licensed Master Social Worker* 2,835 2,705 2,968 2, 815 2, 792
Licensed Clinical Social Worker* 1,049 1,193 1,277 1,150 1,167

*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, 2017

Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW)

County Number County Number County Number
Albany 465 Jefferson 84 Saratoga 233
Allegany 19 Kings 3,662 Schenectady 200
Bronx 1,611 Lewis 17 Schoharie 13
Broome 269 Livingston 56 Schuyler 18
Cattaraugus 51 Madison 49 Seneca 15
Cayuga 60 Monroe 1,099 Steuben 64
Chautauqua 115 Montgomery 26 St. Lawrence 45
Chemung 91 Nassau 2,455 Suffolk 2,275
Chenango 30 New York 3,398 Sullivan 62
Clinton 28 Niagara 131 Tioga 44
Columbia 65 Oneida 211 Tompkins 145
Cortland 51 Onondaga 608 Ulster 229
Delaware 21 Ontario 121 Warren 44
Dutchess 412 Orange 382 Washington 25
Erie 1,009 Orleans 20 Wayne 83
Essex 21 Oswego 61 Westchester 1,692
Franklin 25 Otsego 27 Wyoming 22
Fulton 20 Putnam 134 Yates 19
Genesee 55 Queens 2,509 NYS TOTAL 25,968
Greene 30 Rensselaer 183 OTHER US 2,604
Hamilton 4 Richmond 505 NON-US 49
Herkimer 36 Rockland 514 TOTAL 28,621

Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)

County Number County Number County Number
Albany 477 Jefferson 59 Saratoga 271
Allegany 17 Kings 2,672 Schenectady 189
Bronx 838 Lewis 5 Schoharie 18
Broome 261 Livingston 44 Schuyler 16
Cattaraugus 41 Madison 50 Seneca 29
Cayuga 53 Monroe 686 Steuben 75
Chautauqua 63 Montgomery 18 St. Lawrence 62
Chemung 76 Nassau 2,600 Suffolk 2,338
Chenango 41 New York 4,870 Sullivan 71
Clinton 41 Niagara 108 Tioga 49
Columbia 73 Oneida 203 Tompkins 206
Cortland 36 Onondaga 482 Ulster 384
Delaware 31 Ontario 88 Warren 64
Dutchess 529 Orange 436 Washington 37
Erie 820 Orleans 14 Wayne 41
Essex 25 Oswego 44 Westchester 2,123
Franklin 29 Otsego 69 Wyoming 22
Fulton 23 Putnam 169 Yates 10
Genesee 40 Queens 1,665 NYS TOTAL 25,068
Greene 47 Rensselaer 155 OTHER US 2,688
Hamilton 4 Richmond 477 NON-US 30
Herkimer 36 Rockland 550 TOTAL 27,786

**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 18, 2017