Membership Types, Levels and Benefits

The mission of the National Council is to provide a voice on problem gambling issues at the national level, advocating for funding and services to provide prevention, education, treatment, enforcement, research, regulation and recovery. Our goal is to improve public health and wellness by reducing the personal, social and economic costs of problem gambling.  We accomplish this by leading state and national stakeholders in the development of comprehensive policy and programs in problem gambling and responsible gaming.


Individual Members can sign up online, and can renew their membership online as well. Log in or create an account from the button in the upper right corner of this website, or click here. You can also download a membership application and return by email, fax or mail. If you last used your NCPG online account previous to June 2014, you will need to reset your password – just follow the instructions for ‘forgot password’ on the log-in page.  Membership can start at any time and runs for 12 months.

Current Rate  (Effective March 1, 2018)
Individual Plus Member


  • All the benefits of the Individual Membership (below), with the addition of
  • Subscription (opt in) to International Gambling Studies, a bi-annual peer-reviewed interdisciplinary journal in gambling studies (valued at $133 – it’s like getting your subscription for $25!).
Current Rate (Effective March 1, 2018)
Individual Member – Lifetime
Individual Member – 3 years
Individual Member


  • Full voting rights
  • Monthly webinars on topics in responsible gaming and problem gambling – free to Members!
  • NCPG’s monthly email Newsletter
  • Membership certificate suitable for display
  • Discount (currently $100) on International Certified Gambling Counselor (ICGC) 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
  • Lifetime Membership: You’ll never have to wonder whether you renewed and your membership dues will never go up. Contact us to create convenient payments, such as 12 monthly payments of $120. Make an extraordinary commitment!
Honored Senior Member


  • 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!
Student Member


  • NCPG’s monthly email 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.
  • Full voting rights
  • Must provide proof of full-time enrollment



Organizational Membership is for corporations and other businesses, nonprofit organizations, and government agencies, including Tribal entities.  There are three levels. Nonprofits and 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.  Organizational members play an important role in supporting NCPG — thank you!

 Platinum Member

Current Rate (Effective March 1, 2018)
Government Agency
Non-Profit Organization*
  • Public recognition in the NCPG website, quarterly newsletter, annual report and at our National Conference
  • Eligible to participate in our annual Corporate Responsibility Award
  • Membership certificate suitable for display
  • Opt-in subscription to International Gambling Studies
  • Individual Plus Memberships and benefits (see above) for up to a total of 10 specified staff or board members from the organization (9 + designated Representative)
  • The designated Organization Representative
    • votes (1 per organization) on organization’s behalf
    • is eligible for Board nomination in the Organization category
    • receives same communications, discounts and subscriptions as Individual Plus Members

Gold Member

Current Rate (Effective March 1, 2018)
Government Agency
Non-Profit Organization*

Includes the above except

  • Individual Plus Memberships and benefits are for up to a total of five (5) specified staff or board members from the organization (4 plus designated Representative).

Silver Member

Current Rate (Effective March 1, 2018)
Government Agency
Non-Profit Organization*


Individual Plus Memberships and benefits are for up to a total of three (3) specified staff/board members from the organization (2 plus designated Representative).Includes the above except

New organizational members should contact NCPG directly at – online sign-up is not available.

* Non-Profit Organization rate is available to 501 (c) (3) or 501 (c) (4) organizations, W9 and IRS letter must be provided with membership application.



State Affiliate Members are not-for-profit organizations that have implemented a comprehensive program in problem gambling and have completed a formal application and review process with NCPG. There is only one Affiliate per state, but there can be more than one state represented by one Affiliate. For help and information in creating a new Affiliate for a state or region that does not already have one, please contact NCPG.

Individual Joint Memberships with State Affiliates

Some State Affiliates have an Individual Membership program and may offer a Joint Individual Membership that includes membership in both the State Affiliate and NCPG at a substantial savings. Contact your State Affiliate for details. 

Questions about your membership? Contact us – We’ll help you choose the right membership for you or your organization!

Barbara Rollins, Deputy Director for Advancement, at 202-547-9204 ext. 25