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 January 1, 2017

Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW)

County Number County Number County Number
Albany 463 Jefferson 85 Saratoga 230
Allegany 22 Kings 3,689 Schenectady 206
Bronx 1,610 Lewis 17 Schoharie 14
Broome 271 Livingston 54 Schuyler 17
Cattaraugus 53 Madison 55 Seneca 17
Cayuga 62 Monroe 1,101 Steuben 65
Chautauqua 112 Montgomery 26 St. Lawrence 45
Chemung 95 Nassau 2,468 Suffolk 2,326
Chenango 30 New York 3,523 Sullivan 64
Clinton 27 Niagara 129 Tioga 50
Columbia 64 Oneida 214 Tompkins 149
Cortland 50 Onondaga 621 Ulster 229
Delaware 21 Ontario 119 Warren 47
Dutchess 409 Orange 386 Washington 23
Erie 1,024 Orleans 21 Wayne 85
Essex 20 Oswego 63 Westchester 1,715
Franklin 25 Otsego 31 Wyoming 25
Fulton 22 Putnam 141 Yates 18
Genesee 55 Queens 2,515 NYS TOTAL 26,303
Greene 32 Rensselaer 187 OTHER US 2,671
Hamilton 4 Richmond 504 NON-US 49
Herkimer 38 Rockland 520 TOTAL 29,023

Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)

County Number County Number County Number
Albany 477 Jefferson 63 Saratoga 282
Allegany 19 Kings 2,642 Schenectady 190
Bronx 837 Lewis 5 Schoharie 19
Broome 256 Livingston 43 Schuyler 15
Cattaraugus 43 Madison 53 Seneca 29
Cayuga 50 Monroe 695 Steuben 74
Chautauqua 61 Montgomery 20 St. Lawrence 61
Chemung 79 Nassau 2,599 Suffolk 2,361
Chenango 42 New York 4,927 Sullivan 73
Clinton 42 Niagara 105 Tioga 52
Columbia 74 Oneida 203 Tompkins 200
Cortland 35 Onondaga 478 Ulster 392
Delaware 29 Ontario 90 Warren 65
Dutchess 530 Orange 443 Washington 37
Erie 822 Orleans 14 Wayne 44
Essex 24 Oswego 41 Westchester 2,130
Franklin 26 Otsego 67 Wyoming 23
Fulton 25 Putnam 174 Yates 9
Genesee 38 Queens 1,654 NYS TOTAL 25,159
Greene 49 Rensselaer 155 OTHER US 2,741
Hamilton 4 Richmond 471 NON-US 31
Herkimer 36 Rockland 563 TOTAL 27,931

**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 20, 2017