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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.
Lewis & Clark's Gambling Counselor Pre-Certification I course fulfills 30 of 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.
OHA offers year-round calls and webinars to provide continuing education about problem gambling in Oregon.
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To complete the Problem Gambling Prevention New Coordinator Training Series, coordinators must provide documentation that they have completed the following OHA-offered or approved trainings, which will be available on iLearn Oregon later this year:
Lewis & Clark's Problem Gambling Treatment: Online Training for Clinicians and Supervisors is a free series of 9 training modules designed for counselors, supervisors, administrators and prevention specialists who want to learn more about problem gambling treatment and supervision of problem gambling treatment.
The full training series exceeds the Oregon requirement of 10-hours training for qualified mental health or substance abuse clinical supervisors who supervise problem gambling counselors.
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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