Certificate Program – MA PGS

Do you feel that gambling could be a problem for someone you’re helping?

Are you an educator or treatment professional who is interested in learning how to identify and care for people whose lives are affected by a gambling disorder?

Massachusetts Problem Gambling Specialist (MA PGS) Certificate

The Massachusetts Problem Gambling Specialist (MA PGS) Certificate was created through a partnership between the Massachusetts Council on Compulsive Gambling (Mass. Council) and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health/Bureau of Substance Abuse Services (DPH/BSAS). This certificate is a result of an ongoing integration project to help substance use disorder clinicians to understand and recognize the importance of screening, assessing and treating gambling disorders within their current clinical populations and in clients that present with gambling disorders as their primary diagnosis.

We offer:

  • Massachusetts Council on Compulsive Gambling Training Institute
  • Statewide Trainings
  • Regional Trainings
  • Annual Conference
  • Massachusetts Problem Gambling Specialist (MA-PGS) certificate
  • Technical Assistance
  • Resources for Professionals

Register for our trainings online today!

“I really want to see a lot more people get trained. Don’t be scared off by the whole idea, because gambling is here now and there’s more to come, and there’s a lot of work to be done. It can be extremely rewarding to work with problem gamblers. I really encourage everybody to get certified.” – Dot Duda


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