Board Approved Clinical Consultant (BACC) Certification

The following is an outline of the requirements for certification as a Board Approved Clinical Consultant (BACC)

All documentation and evaluations to be completed in our Certemy certification software.


Graduate Degree or equivalent, subject to IGCCB approval (i.e., advanced certification in addictions or mental health including their recognition at a supervisory level by a state or International certification organization) from the behavioral health field from an accredited institution.


Completion of at least 12 hours of course works classes, in-service education or seminars on “how to do clinical supervision.”



Maintain both an ICGC-II (Internationally Certified Gambling Counselor, level II) for 2 years and appropriate state licensure or certification as a qualified health professional and equivalent that allows for independent practice.


Two letters of reference, one of which is from a current BACC, that address supervisory and clinical competence in the field of gambling disorder treatment.

Additional Requirements

IGCCB reserves the right to require a written analysis of a case example provided by the IGCCB and/or an oral interview to further assess an applicant’s qualifications.

Clinical Work

A minimum of 4,000 hours of direct contact clinical work with individuals with a gambling disorder and/or person affected by disordered gambling. This can include the 2,000 direct contact hours documented for completion of the ICGC-II requirements.


Complete application form, ethical statement forms, and directory authorization form

Demonstrated Expertise

Demonstrated experience of at least three years as a clinical supervisor in a clinical setting.