Career Opportunities & Certification For Treatment Providers

You may already be seeing problem gamblers in your counseling practice.

  • More than 100,000 Washington residents struggle with Problem Gambling.
  • At least 25,000 are compulsive or pathological gamblers, the most serious form of the disorder.

As a Washington State Certified Gambling Counselor, you can:

  • Contract with the Evergreen Council on Problem Gambling (ECPG) to provide no-cost outpatient treatment to Washington residents who can’t afford it.
  • Refer Washington clients who need in-patient treatment to residential programs paid for by ECPG.

Washington State Gambling Counselor Certification

For Washington licensed mental health and chemical dependency professionals, state certification requires:

  • 30 hours of gambling-specific training
  • 100 hours of direct client services with 5 hours of supervision
  • Passing score on the national exam
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, or equivalent

The Council offers workshops throughout the year that qualify toward the 30 hours of gambling-specific education required for the Washington State and National Councils on Problem Gambling Certification Programs, and for certification by a variety of state and national organizations (e.g., the Association for Addiction Professionals, NAADAC). We also customize trainings for organizations.


Click here for a certification application packet.

Certification Updates (as of 11/12/2020)

List of Supervisors for Problem Gambling Counselors

Washington State Gambling Counselor Certification Committee

IGCCB Exam Prep eCourse

Please contact us if you have specific questions or would like more information regarding certifications.