Gambling Disorder Trainer Certification (CGT)

The following is an outline of the requirements for certification as an Gambling Disorder Trainer (CGT):

This certification is designed to inform both consumers of gambling disorder training and those organizations/agencies that fund and offer training of the competence of trainers to provide current, evidence-based knowledge and skills to address clinical practice in the field of problem and disordered gambling.

There has never been a national/international gambling disorder trainer standard. Rather, it has largely been left to individual trainers to set the standard. As the field has grown, this has resulted in a gap in consistency and competence among trainers and in content of gambling disorder clinical training. This certificate is established to help fill that gap.

To obtain the IGCCB Certified Gambling Disorder Trainer (CGT) credential candidates must meet the following requirements:

For individuals who are IGCCB Board Approved Clinical Consultants (BACC):

A. Completion of IGCCB approved Gambling Disorder Clinical Trainer Certification Training

B. Conducted at least one 6- 8 hour clinical gambling specific training in the past 3 years covering at least 8 ICGC core clinical topics or conducted 8 hours of brief trainings in the past 2 years that cover at least 8 ICGC core clinical topics (agenda, objectives, powerpoints must be submitted).

 

For individuals who are NOT IGCCB BACC’s:

A. IGCCB-approved Gambling Disorder Clinical Trainer Certification Training (which may be an additional cost to complete) and all of the following:

B. ICGC II, or comparable state level gambling counselor certification;

C. Advanced degree in behavioral health field;

D. Licensed clinical practitioner in behavioral health discipline and;

E. Conducted at least one 6- 8 hour clinical gambling specific training in the past 3 years covering at least 8 ICGC core clinical topics or conducted 8 hours of brief trainings in the past 2 years that cover at least 8 ICGC core clinical topics (agenda, objectives, powerpoints must be submitted).

Re-certification:

● Maintain status of BACC or ICGC-II

● Provide updated reference list in support of training topics. 30% of references must be within the past 3 years

Certification Cost:

● Trainer Certification – $150 usd

● Recertification – $100 usd

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