New York Social Work License Information

New York Social Work License Requirements

View the New York Social Work License requirements for social work practice for non-clinical and clinical roles. Everything you need to know.LMSW: Licensed Master’s Social Worker

  • Obtain a master’s degree from an accredited school
  • Pass the ASWB exam

LCSW: Licensed Clinical Social Worker

  • Obtain a master’s degree from an accredited school
  • Obtain 12 hours of clinical work from an accredited school
  • Complete 2,000 hours of client social work
  • Pass the ASWB exam

For up-to-date and more detailed information on New York Social Work License Requirements, view the state’s official website: New York Social Work Licensing Board