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

1 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, 2014

Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) 2

County Number County Number County Number
Albany 446 Jefferson 70 Saratoga 227
Allegany 18 Kings 3,373 Schenectady 222
Bronx 1,398 Lewis 14 Schoharie 11
Broome 256 Livingston 44 Schuyler 15
Cattaraugus 50 Madison 58 Seneca 21
Cayuga 51 Monroe 1,085 Steuben 64
Chautauqua 111 Montgomery 20 St. Lawrence 37
Chemung 86 Nassau 2,348 Suffolk 2,145
Chenango 35 New York 3,587 Sullivan 63
Clinton 34 Niagara 145 Tioga 45
Columbia 65 Oneida 213 Tompkins 153
Cortland 42 Onondaga 600 Ulster 235
Delaware 22 Ontario 111 Warren 44
Dutchess 383 Orange 354 Washington 28
Erie 935 Orleans 23 Wayne 81
Essex 20 Oswego 57 Westchester 1,726
Franklin 20 Otsego 27 Wyoming 23
Fulton 31 Putnam 129 Yates 23
Genesee 53 Queens 2,289 NYS TOTAL 24,995
Greene 42 Rensselaer 185 OTHER US 2,812
Hamilton 4 Richmond 468 NON-US 48
Herkimer 35 Rockland 495 TOTAL 27,855

Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) 2

County Number County Number County Number
Albany 461 Jefferson 52 Saratoga 268
Allegany 14 Kings 2,368 Schenectady 184
Bronx 809 Lewis 9 Schoharie 22
Broome 258 Livingston 44 Schuyler 21
Cattaraugus 31 Madison 52 Seneca 30
Cayuga 43 Monroe 668 Steuben 64
Chautauqua 62 Montgomery 19 St. Lawrence 67
Chemung 72 Nassau 2,554 Suffolk 2,358
Chenango 43 New York 5,045 Sullivan 77
Clinton 47 Niagara 97 Tioga 60
Columbia 75 Oneida 194 Tompkins 189
Cortland 31 Onondaga 482 Ulster 404
Delaware 36 Ontario 98 Warren 71
Dutchess 527 Orange 443 Washington 32
Erie 813 Orleans 14 Wayne 37
Essex 29 Oswego 30 Westchester 2,168
Franklin 31 Otsego 69 Wyoming 24
Fulton 23 Putnam 183 Yates 9
Genesee 35 Queens 1,614 NYS TOTAL 24,845
Greene 47 Rensselaer 160 OTHER US 2,571
Hamilton 4 Richmond 470 NON-US 29
Herkimer 35 Rockland 569 TOTAL 27,445

2 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: February 6, 2014