License Statistics

Licenses Issued, Past 5 Calendar Years

Profession Title 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Licensed Master Social Worker* 2,968 2,815 2,792 3,119 2,778
Licensed Clinical Social Worker* 1,277 1,150 1,167 1,357 1,271

*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, 2019

Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW)

County Number County Number County Number
Albany 487 Jefferson 109 Saratoga 265
Allegany 24 Kings 3,777 Schenectady 213
Bronx 1,767 Lewis 19 Schoharie 17
Broome 275 Livingston 63 Schuyler 17
Cattaraugus 51 Madison 39 Seneca 23
Cayuga 52 Monroe 1,144 Steuben 70
Chautauqua 109 Montgomery 21 St. Lawrence 44
Chemung 102 Nassau 2,464 Suffolk 2,401
Chenango 36 New York 3,261 Sullivan 64
Clinton 35 Niagara 145 Tioga 45
Columbia 66 Oneida 221 Tompkins 150
Cortland 54 Onondaga 631 Ulster 230
Delaware 21 Ontario 129 Warren 50
Dutchess 425 Orange 423 Washington 29
Erie 1,130 Orleans 24 Wayne 86
Essex 19 Oswego 62 Westchester 1,693
Franklin 23 Otsego 33 Wyoming 26
Fulton 19 Putnam 136 Yates 18
Genesee 55 Queens 2,546 NYS TOTAL 26,751
Greene 39 Rensselaer 188 OTHER US 2,619
Hamilton 3 Richmond 553 NON-US 44
Herkimer 46 Rockland 484 TOTAL 29,414

Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)

County Number County Number County Number
Albany 497 Jefferson 66 Saratoga 268
Allegany 18 Kings 2,818 Schenectady 191
Bronx 863 Lewis 10 Schoharie 14
Broome 273 Livingston 38 Schuyler 17
Cattaraugus 40 Madison 55 Seneca 26
Cayuga 52 Monroe 724 Steuben 74
Chautauqua 68 Montgomery 15 St. Lawrence 55
Chemung 71 Nassau 2,632 Suffolk 2,364
Chenango 41 New York 4,876 Sullivan 74
Clinton 41 Niagara 111 Tioga 56
Columbia 81 Oneida 221 Tompkins 204
Cortland 36 Onondaga 475 Ulster 381
Delaware 34 Ontario 99 Warren 72
Dutchess 528 Orange 432 Washington 35
Erie 853 Orleans 16 Wayne 48
Essex 25 Oswego 47 Westchester 2,137
Franklin 32 Otsego 67 Wyoming 22
Fulton 21 Putnam 176 Yates 8
Genesee 42 Queens 1,713 NYS TOTAL 25,528
Greene 43 Rensselaer 149 OTHER US 2,845
Hamilton 2 Richmond 483 NON-US 30
Herkimer 35 Rockland 563 TOTAL 28,403

**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 11, 2019