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OHA PGS using a modified Delphi study conducted a project to determine the core competencies for problem gambling prevention, treatment and recovery providers/professionals. These core competencies will guide workforce development and programming efforts within the Oregon PGS system.
Oregon Administrative Rule 309-018-0125 (7) lists the specific qualifications and competencies required for staff of problem gambling treatment programs.
Oregon has two certification levels:
Visit the Mental Health & Addiction Certification Board of Oregon website to learn about these levels and how to apply for certification.
Candidate Agreement and Registration Form
Certification Consultant Program Group Schedule
Gambling Counselor Pre-Certification I course fulfills the 30 hours of education required for CGAC I certification.
Gambling Counselor Pre-Certification II Bundle course is recommend for all those seving individuals with a gambling disorder for continual learning.
ICGC-I & ICGC-II Exam Prep Handbook2023
IGCCB Exam Prep eCourse (offered by Evergreen Council on Problem Gambling)
Visit the International Gambling Counselor Certification Board website to learn about the voluntary international standards and certifications gambling counselors can also pursue as part of their professional development.
Problem Gambling Services Certification Externship and
Observation Program (Guide)
OHA offers year-round calls and webinars to provide continuing education about problem gambling in Oregon.
View the calendar for 2024
To complete the Problem Gambling Prevention New Coordinator Training Series, coordinators must provide documentation that they have completed the following trainings offered or approved by OHA.
Trainings on ACORN:
OHA PGS has many online trainings available to treatment providers.
View testimonials from Oregon treatment providers about what brought them to the field, and its challenges and rewards.
Learn how Brandi, John, Halle and Nate discovered the field, what intrigued them, the challenges they face, and their words of encouragement for those considering joining the field.
Learn from Den, Amber, Roy and Sergio about what keeps them in the field, what they find most rewarding, the differences they experience helping people with problem gambling, and their hopes for the future.
If you are interested in certification or training that supports your professional growth but need some help, consider applying for assistance using the forms below.
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