Clinician talking with a group of people

The NCPGP has more than 80 trained, licensed providers across the state of North Carolina who can provide treatment for problems related to gambling. When adolescent and adults experiencing problems with gambling and concerned loved ones call the helpline, the person can be referred to one of the program’s network providers for clinical counseling services.

In order to qualify to submit an application to become a provider on the official registry, the individual must:

  • Be licensed as a clinician in the state of North Carolina.
  • Have an office setting for counseling services.
  • Adult clinicians should complete Sure Bet One and Sure Bet Two two-day training workshops.
  • Adolescent clinicians should complete the Blurring the Lines of Gambling (BLOG) 5-module self-paced workshop titled Introduction to Prevention and Treatment of Youth Problem Gambling and Gaming.

The application can be submitted after the items listed above are completed. Please have your references contact the state administrator directly. This will speed up the application process.

Benefits and Requirements

  • Helpline referrals and reimbursement for gambling disorder counseling.
  • Opportunities to exhibit the NCPGP table at events and conferences and to speak to groups of people or organizations in your community. By doing this, providers help build awareness of problem gambling and available services.
  • One or two provider calls each year. The provider calls are virtual meetings that can be accessed by phone or online with presentations and discussions on a certain aspect of problem gambling. The calls provide free Continuing Education Units (CEUs).
  • When funds are available, access to annual training at the North Carolina Foundation for Alcohol and Drug Studies (NCFADS) summer school, typically held at UNC Wilmington. The program offers scholarships for providers to attend that includes registration, on-campus housing and on-campus meals (as funds are available). This is not mandatory but is encouraged.
  • Encouragement to attend Sure Bet Three each year and attend Sure Bet One and Sure Bet Two again every five years.