Gambling-specific education hours can be received from conferences, workshops, seminars, webinars, online courses and/or formal post secondary education. Click here to learn more.
Counsellors must be recertified every two years with evidence of 32 hours of approved continuing education. All hours must be validated. 18 hours must be gambling specific (i.e. conferences, workshops or seminars) and 14 hours should be in related education (i.e. addiction, counselling models, and mental health). Proof of educational attendance needs to accompany the recertification [...]
Anyone can apply the Canadian Problem Gambling Certification Board to be certified as a Canadian Problem Gambling Counsellor as long as they meet the Standards Criteria set by the Board. Click here to learn more.
The requirement for an applicant to become certified with the Canadian Problem Gambling Certification Board is that one must have a minimum of 3500 supervised counselling hours within 5 years prior to submitting your application. Within the 3500 hours the applicant must have a minimum of 800 supervised evaluated hours of counselling problem gamblers and significant [...]
A person in a supervisory role to the applicant, a person who has firsthand knowledge regarding the level of skills and competencies of the applicant and a person who can rate the level of skills and competencies. Click here to learn more.
The applicant can appoint a supervisor for this purpose. The appointed supervisor can be from another organization and must be a certified Problem Gambling Counsellor. The applicant must have access to the supervisor by phone, email and possibly in-person scheduled supervisory sessions. The supervisor must be someone who knows the applicant and can evaluate their level [...]
I WORK IN A REMOTE AREA AND MY COUNSELLING IS A MIXTURE OF GAMBLING AND OTHER ADDICTIONS. CAN I BECOME CERTIFIED WITH YOUR BOARD?
Yes you can. You will need 3500 supervised counselling hours. Within the 3500 hours you will need 800 supervised evaluated hours counseling problem gamblers and significant others. 500 hours shall be direct service and 300 hours may be indirect services. An applicant must submit 100 verified approved gambling specific education hours within the previous six years. Click [...]