Position Statement on Certification Standards for School Social Workers
by the New York State School Social Workers’ AssociationClick Here To Download >
In order to be a School Social Worker in a NYS Public School setting you will need to obtain a provisional certificate as a School Social Worker. When visiting the New York State Department of Education website school social workers information can be found under the Pupil Personnel Services designation. After 2 years of service you will be eligible to apply for a permanent certificate. Each of these certificates has a list of requirements which we offer access to through the links below.
Please note: As a requirement of the certification process you must obtain a Licensed Master Social Worker license. See below.
New York State offers 3 forms of social work licensure:
- LMSW-Licensed Master Social Worker
- LCSW-Licensed Clinical Social Worker
- LCSW “R” Psychotherapy Privilege
Certification: Contact NYSED at https://secureforms.nysed.gov/ohe/tcert/ContactOTI.cfm
Licensure: Contact the Office of the Professions, Division of Professional Licensing Services: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please provide your name, the last 4 digits of your social security number, date of birth, and the name of the profession in any correspondence.