License Statistics

Licenses Issued, Past 5 Calendar Years

Profession Title 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Licensed Master Social Worker* 2,129 2,414 2,546 2,835 2,705
Licensed Clinical Social Worker* 689 1,047 970 1,049 1,193

*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, 2014

Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW)

County Number County Number County Number
Albany 442 Jefferson 71 Saratoga 225
Allegany 18 Kings 3,415 Schenectady 220
Bronx 1,425 Lewis 13 Schoharie 11
Broome 259 Livingston 45 Schuyler 15
Cattaraugus 49 Madison 55 Seneca 19
Cayuga 52 Monroe 1,094 Steuben 64
Chautauqua 110 Montgomery 21 St. Lawrence 41
Chemung 88 Nassau 2,357 Suffolk 2,151
Chenango 33 New York 3,585 Sullivan 63
Clinton 32 Niagara 146 Tioga 48
Columbia 65 Oneida 204 Tompkins 152
Cortland 42 Onondaga 602 Ulster 230
Delaware 24 Ontario 108 Warren 47
Dutchess 391 Orange 358 Washington 28
Erie 954 Orleans 24 Wayne 82
Essex 21 Oswego 60 Westchester 1,722
Franklin 20 Otsego 29 Wyoming 25
Fulton 27 Putnam 130 Yates 23
Genesee 52 Queens 2,327 NYS TOTAL 25,139
Greene 39 Rensselaer 183 OTHER US 2,865
Hamilton 4 Richmond 469 NON-US 49
Herkimer 37 Rockland 493 TOTAL 28,053

Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)

County Number County Number County Number
Albany 470 Jefferson 52 Saratoga 270
Allegany 14 Kings 2,408 Schenectady 181
Bronx 810 Lewis 7 Schoharie 19
Broome 259 Livingston 45 Schuyler 21
Cattaraugus 34 Madison 52 Seneca 30
Cayuga 41 Monroe 668 Steuben 65
Chautauqua 60 Montgomery 19 St. Lawrence 66
Chemung 74 Nassau 2,558 Suffolk 2,349
Chenango 42 New York 4,966 Sullivan 75
Clinton 42 Niagara 97 Tioga 58
Columbia 69 Oneida 199 Tompkins 190
Cortland 30 Onondaga 458 Ulster 396
Delaware 35 Ontario 101 Warren 68
Dutchess 515 Orange 437 Washington 36
Erie 816 Orleans 13 Wayne 39
Essex 29 Oswego 31 Westchester 2,171
Franklin 28 Otsego 66 Wyoming 25
Fulton 26 Putnam 180 Yates 9
Genesee 35 Queens 1,616 NYS TOTAL 24,750
Greene 48 Rensselaer 156 OTHER US 2,656
Hamilton 4 Richmond 473 NON-US 30
Herkimer 36 Rockland 563 TOTAL 27,436

**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: August 26, 2014