- Knowledge of gambling, problem gambling and pathological gambling: treatment and rehabilitation/recovery, understanding the history, prevalence and social impact of gambling in the US as well as the significant literature in the field;
- Understanding the history and theoretical basis for treatment of pathological/problem gamblers, as well as familiarity with current research in the field;
- The effect of problem/pathological gambling on the gambler personally, interpersonally, financially, as well as management of the disorder and the recovery process;
- Knowledge of sociocultural values and attitude systems related to finances, pathological/problem gambling and spiritual concerns;
- Knowledge of effective medical, psychological, social service and spiritual management of pathological/problem gamblers, as well as the recovery process;
- Knowledge of sociocultural values and effective medical, psychological, social service and spiritual management of the family of the pathological/problem gambler;
- Knowledge of the effect of pathological/problem gambling on occupational and legal concerns;
- Knowledge of pathological and problem gambling;
- Knowledge of stages of change theory with problem and pathological gamblers and families;
- Knowledge of the steps, traditions and philosophy of Gamblers Anonymous, its relation to various treatments and the programs of Gam-Anon and Gam-A-Teen.
The Certificate of Competency in Problem Gambling is an endorsement available only to those professionals meet the prerequisite credential and education/training standards. The endorsement can be obtained at any time once the education requirement is met. The expiration date of the endorsement will be the same as the initial, qualifying credential. You must renew the endorsement with your qualifying credential to maintain it.
For more in depth information on the requirements please review the downloadable application above.
Prerequisite: Applicants must hold a current, valid and in good standing credential through RICB or a health care practitioner certification/license.
Education/Training: 30 hours of gambling specific education/training as defined in the Gambling Knowledge Areas