Problem Gambling Network of Ohio

How to Obtain Your GAMB Endorsement


Counselors and social workers interested in treating disordered gambling in Ohio must obtain the Gambling (GAMB) Endorsement. Requirements for this include 30 gambling-specific continuing education hours. Upon receiving the required hours, an individual can hold the Preliminary GAMB Endorsement and begin acquiring the needed hours of direct service. The Renewable GAMB Endorsement requires the completion of 100 hours of gambling disorder direct clinical experience and 4 hours of supervision. These hours must be completed within two years before the Preliminary GAMB Endorsement expires.

Direct clinical experience can include:

  • Direct clinical care
  • Discussing gambling disorder inside of group settings such as IOP groups
  • Completing clinical assessments that include Gambling Disorder screens

PGNO is here to help you complete your GAMB endorsement. Through our Gambling Disorder Stages Training and our Gambling Disorder Case Presentation Webinars, you will be able to receive 30 hours of gambling-specific education, from an overview of gambling disorder and Ohio's treatment services to treatment methods and treatment modalities presented by field experts. We also offer a variety of opportunities throughout the year to receive supervision on your clinical cases through our Gambling Endorsement Support Services.

For questions about the GAMB Endorsement, email Cory Brown, PGNO Program Manager, at

You can find more information about the GAMB Endorsement as well as all necessary paperwork on the Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board website.


Watch this video to learn more about

the requirements for the GAMB Endorsement


GAMB Endorsement Consultation Meeting


This meeting is for treatment professionals interested in obtaining the GAMB Endorsement or adding gambling treatment services to their scope of practice. PGNO and the OCDP Board will outline the requirements for the endorsement and how individuals can meet those requirements in six months or less. Attendees will also hear from a GAMB-endorsed clinician on their experience in obtaining the endorsement and the benefits of the endorsement.

Due to the nature of this meeting, CEUs will not be available. 


PGNO Staff, OCDPB Staff, and a GAMB Endorsed clinician.


Anyone interested in learning more about treating gambling disorder in Ohio.


Wednesday, June 1, 202210:00 amFriday, June 3, 20223:00 pm
This Stage 2 is intended for prevention professionals and builds upon the basic concepts from Stage 1 and provides participants the opportunity to apply community-based prevention skills to problem gambling issues in their communities.

Friday, June 17, 2022
12:00 pm1:30 pm
The Ohio Supervision & Consultation Virtual Meeting will provide 1.5 hours of Gambling Disorder treatment supervision to Ohio clinicians for the GAMB Endorsement, gambling scope of practice, and ICGC certification.
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