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! Membership benefits for counselors include:

  • Discount on conference registration – more training, earn CEUs for re/certification
  • Info on trainings elsewhere that offer gambling CEs
  • 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

Special certifications are available for clergy/lay ministers, co-occurring disorder specialists, and video-gaming disorder.

For more information on IGCCB’s various certifications, including requirements, go to

Special Note: As of January 1, 2021, IGCCB assumes full responsibility for all its certification administration as NCPG’s contract to administer the ICGC process ends. For over 20 years, NCPG has been a supporter, advisor and contracted administrator for IGCCB. That included supporting IGCCB in gaining official IRS not-for-profit status and helping build its capacity through board meetings and other nonprofit business functions. In addition, NCPG has been the administrator for its certification programs, most recently headed by Sushmita Upadhaya, our Research & Program Administrator. Please visit for details as they become available, and use the functions given there for questions and inquiries starting January 1, 2021.