Applications for the Gambling Disorder Endorsement must be completed in the Board's online application center. Please read application requirements below before entering the online application center.
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Gambling Disorder Endorsement - Requirements
To qualify for the Gambling Disorder Endorsement applicants must complete the following requirements:
Applicants must hold an active LCDC II, LCDC III, LICDC or LICDC-CS license with the Board to be eligible to receive a Gambling Disorder Endorsement.
Applicants must complete 30 hours of gambling specific education in the following content areas:
- Knowledge of Gambling Disorder
- Gambling Counseling Practice
- Special Issues in Gambling Treatment
- Professionalism in Gambling Treatment
These content areas are further defined in the Gambling Disorder Education Definitions.
Applicants must complete the Gambling Disorder Endorsement Education Grid and submit with verification of completion of education. Professionals who hold an active NCGC and/or BAAC with the National Council on Problem Gambling may submit verification of this credential in lieu of completing the education grid.
Required Work Experience:
Applicants must complete 100 hours of supervised gambling disorder direct clinical experience. Applicants have two options when completing the application as it relates to this requirement. They may:
- Verify completion of the required hours at the time of application by submitting a Gambling Disorder Endorsement Experience Verification Form
- Register a supervisor with the Board at the time of application by completing a Notification of Supervisory Relationship Form. Applicants who choose this option will then have two years to complete these hours.
Professionals who hold an active NCGC and/or BAAC with the National Council on Problem Gambling may submit verification of this credential in lieu of completing the work experience forms.
Applicants must complete the application in the online application center.
Gambling Disorder Endorsement - Preliminary vs. Renewable
Individuals who do not demonstrate completion of the 100 hours of required experience at the time of application will be issued a two year non-renewable endorsement which they can use while under supervision to earn the necessary hours of experience. At the end of the two year period, individuals will be required to demonstrate completion of the 100 hours of experience and move to the renewable endorsement. Individuals who fail to complete the 100 hours of experience will have their preliminary endorsement expire.
Individuals who demonstrate completion of the 100 hours of required experience will be granted a renewable endorsement to expire on the same date as their license. Individuals can practice with the endorsement under the guidelines of the scope of practice of their license. When an individual's license expires, so too will their endorsement. Individuals with a renewable endorsement will be required to complete 6 hours of gambling education at each renewal.