Are you a Counselor – or interested in becoming one?
Want to stay up-to-date on everything about Problem Gambling?

Take your career to the next level – become an NCPG member before you apply for counselor certification!  Membership benefits for counselors include:

  • Discount on ICGC exam fee, currently $100 – your $80 membership pays for itself!
  • Discount on conference registration – more training, earn CEUs for re/certification
  • Info on trainings elsewhere that offer gambling CEUs
  • Ongoing news and education
  • Free webinars with education on different aspects of problem gambling and responsible gambling
  • Networking with peers and colleagues across the country and around the world
  • Advocacy training

Counselor Member Testimonials

“I have received invaluable support by being an NCPG member. Whether as a novice in the field or an “old timer,” I have  always been astounded at how easily accessible the leadership of NCPG was and how readily they would connect me with the most knowledgeable people and resources in the field.”
Lori Rugle, PhD, ICGC-II, BACC

“My membership has helped me stay knowledgeable on the latest research, treatment interventions, and clinical resources. It has given me credibility with my 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.”
Jody Bechtold, LCSW, ICGC-II, BACC, The Better Institute

NCPG is the administrator for the ICGC (International Certified Gambling Counselor) credentials. Special certifications are available for clergy/lay ministers, co-occurring disorder specialists, and video-gaming disorder.

Requirements include a Bachelors degree or equivalent (such as a license or certification) in a recognized behavioral health field; specified training hours; supervised clinical experience; and national exam.

For more information on International Certified Gambling Counselor (ICGC) Certification, go to