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Licenses Issued, Past 5 Calendar Years

Profession Title 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Licensed Clinical Social Worker* 1,406 1,507 1,907 2,063 2,095

*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**

Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) as of January 1, 2024

County Number County Number County Number
Albany 531 Jefferson 100 Saratoga 320
Allegany 26 Kings 3298 Schenectady 222
Bronx 972 Lewis 16 Schoharie 19
Broome 310 Livingston 47 Schuyler 16
Cattaraugus 51 Madison 60 Seneca 27
Cayuga 66 Monroe 852 Steuben 87
Chautauqua 91 Montgomery 19 St. Lawrence 70
Chemung 85 Nassau 2890 Suffolk 2783
Chenango 44 New York 4658 Sullivan 86
Clinton 48 Niagara 123 Tioga 60
Columbia 106 Oneida 253 Tompkins 227
Cortland 38 Onondaga 541 Ulster 451
Delaware 46 Ontario 124 Warren 87
Dutchess 639 Orange 504 Washington 39
Erie 1019 Orleans 15 Wayne 58
Essex 25 Oswego 49 Westchester 2339
Franklin 29 Otsego 74 Wyoming 27
Fulton 24 Putnam 220 Yates 11
Genesee 49 Queens 1948 NYS TOTAL 28415
Greene 53 Rensselaer 186 OTHER US 5208
Hamilton 4 Richmond 507 NON-US 39
Herkimer 50 Rockland 657 TOTAL 33662

**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.