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Problem Gambling Workforce Development

Competencies and Certification

OHA PGS using a modified Delphi study conducted a project to determine the core competencies for problem gambling prevention and treatment providers. 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:

  • Certified Gambling Addiction Counselor - I (CGAC-I)
  • Certified Gambling Addiction Counselor - II (CGAG-II)

Visit the Mental Health & Addiction Certification Board of Oregon website​ to learn about these levels and how to apply for certification.

Certification Consultation Program Guide 

Certification Consultant Program Group Schedule

Candidate Consultation Program Agreement

Candidate Report Form​​

Gambling Counselor Pre-Certification I  and II course fulfills the 60 hours of education required for CGAC certification.

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.

Trainings

​OHA offers year-round calls and webinars to provide continuing education about problem gambling in Oregon.

View the calendar​

PGS All Provider Meeting:  June 2, 2022 power point presentation​ and recording​​.

PG Treatment System Transformation Listening Session- January 2022 presentation

PGS Past, Present, Future- 5 Year Strategic Planning Webinar (May 2022) power point presentation and recording​.

​1st Annual Older Adult and Problem Gambling Summit (presentation​) (recording​)

​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 Workday Learning:

PowerPoint presentation:

Interested in Joining Oregon's Problem Gambling Workforce?

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.​


Need Help?

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.

  
Certification or Recertification Subsidy Form
Professional Development Scholarship Application
Training Subsidy Request Form