Wednesday, April 23, 2014
1-800-522-4700 24 Hour Confidential Hotline
The National Council on Problem Gambling
730 11th St, NW, Ste 601
Washington, DC 20001
Phone 202.547.9204
Fax 202.547.9206

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National Council on Problem Gambling Membership Program

Testimonial from a current Individual Member:

"Although the membership is National, it doesn’t feel so big that you don’t get to know the staff and other members. I have other national memberships for my profession, none of them provide the sense of “community” that the NCPG membership has provided. It is the first time in my career that I feel completely comfortable attending a National conference, by myself, and knowing that I will always have people to talk with, socialize with, and even network across state lines. My membership has helped hold me accountable to stay knowledgeable of the latest research, treatment interventions, and clinical resources. It has given me the credibility with my potential and current clients and their loved ones. My membership certificate hangs on my office wall where my clients can see that I really am serious about helping them treat their gambling problem. Resources on the website and immediate access to the Executive Director, Keith, and all of his staff are the biggest benefit of my membership. I have met so many wonderful individuals across the country that I would not have been able to meet without the common membership affiliation. I find the national conference to be full of great speakers and useful information."

-Jody Bechtold, LCSW, NCGC-II, BACC (Pennsylvania)  

NCPG Membership


NCPG has three classes of Membership: Individual, Organizational, and Affiliate. Membership offers substantial benefits and is required for anyone wishing to be nominated to NCPG's Board of Directors. Benefits include substantial discounts on the national conference, counselor exam, and literature, as well as providing subscriptions to important periodicals. See below for more information. 

Individual Membership offers four categories: Individual, Individual Plus, Senior, and Student. In addition, in celebration of our 40th Anniversary Year, there is a special $40 Treatment Provider membership for certified or licensed treatment providers who are new members.

Joint Membership: For Individual members, we offer a substantial discount on Individual membership if you are a member of your Affiliate State Chapter. To contact the Affiliate in your state, please click here. 

Organizational Membership is for corporations and other businesses, nonprofit organizations, and government agencies, including Tribal government. There are three levels and nonprofits/government agencies may participate using substantially discounted rates. Depending on the level chosen, a number of staff or Board members are entitled to Individual Memberships as part of the benefits of the Organizational Membership.

Affiliate Membership is for the designated Affiliate Chapter in each state and is limited to one per state. Currently there are 37 Affiliates; if you would like to start an Affiliate in your state, please contact Keith Whyte, NPCG Executive Director at or 202.547.9204.

Why you should be a member: increase your impact!

  • Accurate and timely information - increase your knowledge
  • Unmatched professional development and education in this field - augment your skills
  • Powerful networking tools - enhance your career
  • Get a great deal – significant discounts on fees for National Conference registration and NCGC exam
  • NCPG staff helps with crucial information and advocacy efforts -  gain expert assistance with legislators and health agencies at federal, state and local levels 
  • Get membership benefits for organizations at a level that’s right for you: there are three different levels, with a 30% discount for nonprofits and governmental agencies
  • NCPG's National Problem Gambling Helpline and online Counselor Directory -  support essential services
  • The leading national advocate in the fight against problem gambling - support NCPG's work
  • NCPG is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.  Contributions are tax-deductible in accordance with the law.
Download your Membership Application here
Click on Membership level to fill out form online
Individual Members Categories - Levels and Benefits
Individual Plus Member $100 Includes all the benefits of the Individual membership (below), with the addition of
Individual Member $75 Includes: 
  • Full voting rights
  • NCPG's quarterly Newsletter
  • Membership certificate suitable for display
  • Bi-monthly subscription to Addiction Professional
  • Discount on literature
  • Discount (currently $100) on NCGC Exam application fee through Professional Testing Corporation
  • Discount on NCPG conference registration (currently $100 - your membership pays for itself!)
  • Opportunity to submit articles to be published in the NCPG newsletter nationwide
Honored Senior Member $65 

New! A special "$65 at 65" membership

  • for Individual Members at least 65 years of age who are not the designated representative for an Organization or Affiliate.
  • Please provide a copy of a Drivers License or other photo I.D. showing date of birth.
  • You'll receive all the benefits of an Individual Membership with special savings!

Treatment Provider Member
(must hold a license or certificate)


Treatment Provider (this category is no longer availalbe)

  • Includes all the benefits of the Individual membership at a one-time-only value rate in celebration of NCPG’s 40th Anniversary, through 12/31/12.
  • $100 Discount on NCGC Exam (30% savings)
  • Discount on National Conference registration
  • For new members only (if lapsed, previous membership must have expired on or before 12/31/10)
  • Must hold a license or certification in the behavioral health field, such as psychology, addictions, clinical social work
  • Must submit a copy of the license/certificate with application
Student Member
(Must be enrolled full-time)
$35 Includes:
  • Full voting rights
  • NCPG's quarterly Newsletter
  • Special "student rate" for conference registration
  • Opportunity to submit Master's theses /Doctoral dissertations for annual awards
  • Special opportunities to learn from and network with leaders in the field. (New!)
Organizational Member Categories - Levels and Benefits
Government Agency
Silver Member (New!)  $2,500 $1,750 Includes
  • Organizational recognition in the NCPG newsletter and annual report
  • Membership certificate suitable for display
  • The designated Organization Representative
    • votes (1 per organization) on company’s behalf
    • is eligible for Board nomination in the Organization category
    • receives same communications, discounts and subscriptions as Individual Members
  • Up to two (2) additional specified staff/board members from the organization receive Individual Memberships (thus benefits apply for up to 3 people).
Gold Member $5,000 $3,500 Includes the above except
  • Individual Memberships and benefits for up to a total of 5 specified staff or board members from the organization (4 + designated Representative).
Platinum Member (New!)  $10,000 $7,000 Includes the above except
  • Individual Memberships and benefits for up to a total of 10 specified staff or board members from the organization (9 + designated Representative).

Questions? Contact Barbara Rollins, Director of Development and Membership, at 202-547-9204 ext. 25 or OR Melissa Eckenrode, Office Mananger, at 202-547-9204 ext. 21 or We'll help you choose the right membership for you or your organization!

Download your Membership Application here.
Mail, scan and email, or fax your completed membership application to:

NCPG Membership
730 11th Street, NW, Suite 601
Washington, DC  20001
P: 202.547.9204
F: 202.547.9206

Thank you!
NCPG is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization: tax ID #51-0141872.  Certain membership benefits have market value. Contributions are tax-deductible in accordance with the law.

Please note that certification for counselors is separate from membership, but NCPG members receive a discount on the certification exam fee ($100 discount or almost 30%).  Your membership pays for itself TWICE if you are a counselor attending the conference!

Don't want to be a member, but wish to support NCPG? Use the attached form to become a donor. Contributions are 100% tax-deductible and every contribution makes a difference!