Recertification Process

    ReCertificationTo ensure that counsellors continue to maintain current knowledge and skills within the field, counsellors are required to recertify every two years to continue their Canadian Problem Gambling Counsellor designation.

    Two months prior to renewal date, counsellors will be forwarded a recertification notice and an application form for recertification. Please allow 2-4 weeks for processing and receipt of renewed certification.


  • Every two years 32 hours of approved, verified specific education is required of which a minimum of 18 hours must be gambling specific. The remaining 14 hours may be in related fields such as treatment methods and models, and/or other areas of addiction and mental health.
  • Approved education credits must have been earned no longer than 24 months prior to re-certification due date.
  • Education hours may be obtained from workshops, conferences, seminars, webinars, online courses or formal education opportunities.
  • Proof of education attendance to be included with recertification application.
  • A non-refundable recertification fee of $200 must be submitted with the recertification application.


    If the individual designed, researched and presented the thesis, they may be granted a maximum of 20% of total education hours. The candidate would be responsible for the submission of a thesis executive summary and proof of completion/graduation from the sponsoring institution.

    The applicant will provide a course outline stating the number of hours required to complete the course, the form of evaluation, the final grade and a short report on the value of this particular learning. The candidate will then be eligible for a maximum of 1 education hour per approved online hour to a maximum up to 15% of your total educational hours.

    The candidate will submit an outline of the workshop and a report as to the time spent on research and design tasks. The applicant will then be eligible for a maximum of 5% of the total education hours towards certification.


    The candidate will submit an outline of the presentation and include a minimum of 5 completed/signed evaluations from participants of this session. The applicant will then be eligible for a maximum of 5% of the total education hours.