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.

Requirements to earn your BCPG credential

Experience
  • 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
Education & 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 
Code of Ethics
  • The applicant must sign, and agree to abide by the ICAADA Board Certified in Problem Gambling (BCPG) Code of Ethics

ICAADA BCPG Code of Ethics – DOWNLOAD

Residency
  • Candidate must live or work in Indiana at least 51% of the time
Recertification
  • Every two years: 30 CEU
Fees
  • Membership: $125
  • Certification: $200

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