The International Gambling Counselor Certification Board has adopted the following organizational goals to aid in the certification of gambling counselors
- To assure that this certification and registry process is available to all interested applicants.
- To establish and endorse a professional code of ethics.
- To maintain coordination and liaison with state officials, professional associations and educational institutions to keep current developments in the field of gambling treatment, and to annually review, modify, update and improve current standards of competence, skills and knowledge.
- To establish a central registry of certified gambling counselors and maintain all necessary records of applicants.
Certification and registry of gambling counselors internationally is a voluntary process conceived by professionals in both the treatment field and the professional community to endorse an independent body to conduct the certification and registration process.
The International Gambling Counselor Certification Board is composed of members who represent geographic, cultural, professional and recovery diversity.