Social Work Licensure

Information on this page will help you obtain or renew your LMSW and LCSW license registration. Continuing education is required in New York for renewal after the first registration period.

LMSW licensure process - New York

LCSW and LCSW-R licensure process - New York

Social Work Continuing Education Requirements & Training - New York

  • NYSED continuing education requirements for LMSWs & LCSWs - NYS Education Law section 74.10 effective 1/1/15
  • Continuing Education FAQ's - Frequently Asked Questions about NYSED continuing education requirements for LMSW and LCSW license renewal including a chart of the hours needed for license renewal and the process for providing training documentation.
  • NYSED Continuing Education Recordkeeping: New York LMSWs and LCSWs must keep a record of completed, acceptable continuing education for six years from the date of the coursework/educational activity. You are responsible for keeping copies of your certificates and submitting them to NYSED when you receive a notice from them for a continuing education training audit. Approved training providers do not submit your training records to NYSED. 
  • How do I know which of your trainings include NY social work continuing education hours? Please check the CEU section of course descriptions for our live trainingcertificate programs and self-study online workshops to ensure they offer the approved NYSED social work contact hours you need. We are an approved NYSED social work provider #SW-0001.

MSW Elective Courses Offer CEUs

MSW elective courses (47 KB)- Use the linked form to request a NYSED State Board for Social Work continuing education contact hours certificate for approved courses completed by NY LMSW and LCSW students.

Renewal and Changes to License Registration

School Social Worker Certification - New York

New York School Social Worker Certification - Steps to receive your certification as a school social worker

Corporate Practice Update - New York

Corporate Practice Update - Information and video on the waiver process for agencies that weren’t authorized to provide psychotherapy under licensure legislation.

National Social Work Boards