The Board Certified in Problem Gambling (BCPG) credential is a clinical level credential to provide treatment and support for person who may be problem gamblers. This credential validates a person education, and competencies, related to the treatment of problem gambling issues. A person must hold specific license and/or credentials to meet the requirements for this credential. This credential is recognized by the Indiana Problem Gambling Awareness Program for the ‘Lead Gambling Counselor’ required of all IPGAP providers. Find out more

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BCPG Requirements

  • Currently licensed/credentialed as:
    • A licensed professional whose scope of practice includes behavioral health through Indiana Professional Licensing Agency (IPLA) currently practicing in the state of Indiana (examples include LAC, LCAC, LBSW, LSW, LCSW, LMHC, LMFT, HSPP, Physician, advanced practice nurse, certified nursing specialist, Psychologist or Psychiatrist)
    • CADAC II or higher through ICAADA
    • ICADC or ICAADC through IC&RC
    • NCAC II or MAC through NAADAC

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Phone No: 866-907-4088

Education and Training:
  • 30 hours of gambling specific education
    • Disordered Gambling Counselor Training through the training portal of the Indiana Problem Gambling Awareness Program www.ipgap.indiana.edu/training
      • Two (2) hours of Financial Planning
      • One (1) hour of Disordered Gambling 101
    • Twenty – Seven (27) hours of general disordered gambling specific training 

Education and training hours are defined as workshops, seminars, institutes, accredited college/university courses, and other accredited education delivered in-person or on-line. Education hours must be accredited by approved providers who are state or national organizations granted authority to accredit education for credentialing and licensing purposes. You must show a certificate of attendance/completion that lists who has accredited the course for education hours when submitting the hours for approval. One (1) contact hour of education is equal to sixty (60) minutes of continuous instruction. 15 contact hours are given for each college semester credit. Therefore, a college course of three (3) credits is equal to 45 contact hours. 

Supporting documentation in the form of syllabus, course description, etc. may also be required to review content for acceptability. To be considered a valid training experience for the purpose of credentialing, education/training must be related to the knowledge and skill base associated with the performance domains outlined for this credential.

Code of Ethics:
  • The applicant must sign, and agree to abide by the ICAADA Board Certified in Problem Gambling (BCPG) Code of Ethics
  • Candidate must live or work in Indiana at least 51% of the time
  • Every two years: 30 CEUs
  • Membership: $125
  • Certification: Member – $200 | Non-member – $400