Become a Social Worker in
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Social Work License Map is a simple guide to social work licensure that clarifies the steps needed to become a social worker in your state.
New York law recognizes two classes of social workers: Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW). The requirements are as follows:
In order to become a licensed social work practitioner in New York, you will need to complete prerequisite coursework, examination requirements, and, in some cases, supervised work requirements. Also, certain levels of social work in New York can only be reached after earning a Master of Social Work. We are committed to keeping updated information on New York social work licensure policies available to you. If you are having trouble finding the information you are looking for on our site, or for the most current New York social work license information, please visit the New York State Board of Social Work Examiners.