Center for Government Training

Gambling Addiction Counselor training scholarships are now available from the state Office of Behavioral Health through the Center for Governmental Training. The funding shall be awarded as grants/scholarships to behavioral health professionals and addiction counselors who wish to pursue national certification as a gambling counselor.

The following program is available for national certification: National Gambling Counselor Certification The National Gambling Counselor Certification is a project developed by:

The National Council on Problem Gambling, Inc.

National Council on Problem Gambling

730 11th Street, NW, Suite 601

Washington, DC 20001


Training Scholarship Available for Gambling Addiction Counselors 

Certification Website:

To apply for a grant to help complete the certification process, applicants shall meet the following requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a behavioral health field
  • A minimum of fifteen (15) hours of approved gambling specific training or education
  • A minimum of fifty (50) hours as a gambling counselor delivering direct treatment to problem/pathological gamblers and significant others
  • A minimum of two (2) one-hour sessions of approved Supervision/consultation with an International Gambling Counselor Board Approved Clinical Consultant (BACC)

Questions about the grant application process should be directed to Joe Sprague, President, The Center for Governmental Training via email at