STEPS FOR APPLYING FOR LMSW OR LCSW LICENSURE IN NEW YORK STATE (excerpted from the NYSED site, as of 1/6/20)
Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) is the entry-level degree for individuals entering the social work profession.
Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) is the clinical license that allows the licensee to make a clinical social work diagnosis and provide psychotherapy and related services. It requires 36 months of lawful experience. New applicants must first become an LMSW to complete experience and then apply for LCSW.
For information about how to apply, including the required forms, please use the their Applying for Licensure Tool.
For full information about the requirements, review the applicable link below:
ADDITIONAL LINKS AND RESOURCES
Regulations and Requirements
State Licensing Boards
You can search for other state licensing boards using the ASWB Quick Report.
School Social Work Certification
You can search for other states by going to the respective state’s education department sites.
Licensure and School Certification Guides
Course Requirements for Clinical Licensure
Forms and Other Resources
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