New York Social Work License: LCSW-R, LCSW, LMSW Licensing – Licensure

New York Social work license

New York Social Work License Requirements

New York Social Work License
In the tables below are consolidated information for New York social work license requirements. Social Work Supervisor.com has summarized this information to make it simple for social workers to understand.

 

All information presented can be found at the New York State Board of Social Work Examiners.  We review and update our social work license information for New York on a periodic basis.

 

New York LCSW-R

In 2011 the state of New York enacted the LCSW-R due to insurance legislation. In order to be reimbursed by private insurance LCSW’s must obtain their LCSW-R. The requirements for obtaining an LCSW-R are listed in the table below.

 

  • New York License

    Requirements

  • Degree needed to qualify for each license. IMPORTANT: Degree must be from a school accredited by the Counsel on Social Work Education.Degree Requirement
  • License required to qualify for the next license level: You must have this license to qualitfy for the next license.Base License/Certification Requirement
  • Paid clinical work experience needed to qualify for the license.Clinical Hour Requirement
  • IMPORTANT: Most state social work boards require minimum standards for supervisors. At Social Work Supervisor.com we require that supervisors attest they meet state requirments before they can list with us. Social Work Supervisor
  • Required supervision time with supervisorClinical Supervision Requirements
  • Required Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) exam to qualify for the license. Clinical Exam Requirements
  • State social work board license application fee.Application Fee
  • Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) exam fee Exam Fee
  • After the exam is passed this is the fee paid to the board to get your licenseLicense Fee
  • Period in which your license is valid before you must renew.Renewal Period
  • Number of continuing education units (called CEUs or CEs) required for license renewalContinuing Education Requirements
  • Fee paid to the board for license renewalRenewal Fee
  • State Boards review and change license information on a regular basis. Stay up to date by clicking "receive updates" directly to the right. Free State Board Monitoring Service
  • New York

  • LCSW-R

  • Masters Degree in Social Work
  • LCSW
  • 400 client contact hours
  • LCSW-R
  • 2,400 hours over 3 years
  • Click here for specific information on the ASWB Masters ExamNone
  • $100
  • None
  • None
  • Every 3 years
  • Same as LCSW
  • $100
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New York LCSW and LMSW Licensure

In New York the two clinical licenses are the Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and the Licensed Masters Social Worker (LMSW).  In order to become an LCSW you must first become an LMSW and this information is listed in the table below.

 

  • New York License

    Requirements

  • Degree needed to qualify for each license. IMPORTANT: Degree must be from a school accredited by the Counsel on Social Work Education.Degree Requirement
  • License required to qualify for the next license level: You must have this license to qualitfy for the next license.Base License/Certification Requirement
  • Paid clinical work experience needed to qualify for the license.Clinical Hour Requirement
  • IMPORTANT: Most state social work boards require minimum standards for supervisors. At Social Work Supervisor.com we require that supervisors attest they meet state requirments before they can list with us. Social Work Supervisor
  • Required supervision time with supervisorClinical Supervision Requirements
  • Required Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) exam to qualify for the license. Clinical Exam Requirements
  • State social work board license application fee.Application Fee
  • Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) exam fee Exam Fee
  • After the exam is passed this is the fee paid to the board to get your licenseLicense Fee
  • Period in which your license is valid before you must renew.Renewal Period
  • Number of continuing education units (called CEUs or CEs) required for license renewalContinuing Education Requirements
  • Fee paid to the board for license renewalRenewal Fee
  • State Boards review and change license information on a regular basis. Stay up to date by clicking "receive updates" directly to the right. Free State Board Monitoring Service
  • New York

  • LMSW

  • Masters Degree in Social Work
  • None
  • None
  • None
  • None
  • Click here for specific information on the ASWB Masters ExamMasters ASWB Exam

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    Social Work Exam
  • No Fee
  • $260 to ASWB
  • $270 to the New York SW Board
  • Every 3 years
  • None
  • $155 to the New York SW Board
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  • New York

  • LCSW

  • Masters Degree in Social Work
  • LMSW
  • 3 years minimum clinical experience defined as treatment planning, diagnosis and psychotherapy
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    New York Social Work Supervision
  • 1 hour per week
  • Click here for specific information on the ASWB Clinical ExamClinical ASWB Exam

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    Social Work Exam
  • No Fee
  • $260 to ASWB
  • $270 to the New York SW Board
  • Every 3 years
  • 45 hours of CEU's: must include 1 hour of ethics
  • $155 to the New York SW Board
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 New York Social Work License Applications and Questions

 

 Application Forms for Social Work License in New York

Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW-R) Application

Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) Application

Licensed Masters Social Worker (LMSW) Application

New York State Board for Social Work

New York State Education Department
Office of the Professions
89 Washington Avenue, 2nd Floor
Albany, NY 12234-1000
518-474-3817

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