Counselor Training & Grant Application

Gambling Addiction Counselor training scholarships are now available from the state Office of Behavioral Health through the Center for Governmental Training. The funding shall be awarded as grants/scholarships to behavioral health professionals and addiction counselors who wish to pursue national certification as a gambling counselor.

The following program is available for national certification: National Gambling Counselor Certification The National Gambling Counselor Certification is a project developed by:

The National Council on Problem Gambling, Inc.

National Council on Problem Gambling

730 11th Street, NW, Suite 601

Washington, DC 20001

Certification Website:

To apply for a grant to help complete the certification process, applicants shall meet the following requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a behavioral health field
  • A minimum of fifteen (15) hours of approved gambling specific training or education
  • A minimum of fifty (50) hours as a gambling counselor delivering direct treatment to problem/pathological gamblers and significant others
  • A minimum of two (2) one-hour sessions of approved Supervision/consultation with an International Gambling Counselor Board Approved Clinical Consultant (BACC)


Questions about the grant application process should be directed to:

Mary McMahon, MCJ, MA, LAC, MAC

Manager, CAC Clinical Training Program

Workforce Development and Innovations Unit

Gambling Grant Program Administrator

Phone #303-866-7826

Fax #303-866-7481