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International Gambling Counselor Certification Board (IGCCB) - Clergy/Lay Ministers Certification Training

  • Ohio Department of Natural Resources 2045 Morse Road Columbus, OH, 43229 United States (map)

The Problem Gambling Network (PGNO), with support from the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services is offering four days of training to meet the requirements for the IGCCB Clergy/Lay Minister Certification: Gambling Addiction, Prevention, Education, Awareness and Spiritual Outreach Care.

Presented by the International Gambling Counselor Certification Board (IGCCB), this certification provides a process for recognizing and certifying clergy and other faith-based workers who are proficient in gambling addiction, prevention education, awareness, supportive outreach, and non-clinical care.

With specialized training, knowledgeable clergy/lay ministers can offer guidance, educational materials, support, hope, spiritual care, and help lead people to certified gambling counselors and recovery support groups. The training consists of four modules, which will be held on the following dates:

  • Module 1: Tuesday, October 29, 2019

  • Module 2: Wednesday, October 30, 2019

  • Module 3: Thursday, October 31, 2019

  • Module 4: Friday, November 1, 2019


Attendees must complete all four modules of the training in order to be eligible for certification. 

Please note: IGCCB has waived the initial certification fee until further notice, however, there is an administration fee of $50. Upon successful completion of coursework and all certification requirements are met, PGNO will pay the IGCCB administrative fee. 

Be advised that all visitors must check in with security at the gate house located at the front of the complex and obtain a valid visitor badge.  To facilitate entry, have a driver’s license or photo ID available for security to use in preparing the required visitor badge.

Cancellation: Registrations cancelled on or before October 22, 2019 will receive a refund of the conference registration. After October 22, 2019, a substitution will be accepted if the registered participant is unable to attend but refunds will not be available. Cancellation requests must be made in writing to and must identify the registrant’s name, email address, billing address and amount paid. Substitution requests must come from the original registrant and include the original registrant’s email, billing address, full name and amount paid, plus the replacement attendee’s email, and full name. Send registration substitution requests to