Monthly BACC Meetings

Congratulations on completing your problem gambling specific training hours. You have taken the first step in the certification process, and we applaud your efforts and commitment to assisting those whose lives have been impacted by problematic gambling behavior.

As part of the process of becoming internationally certified as a gambling counselor, a minimum* of four hours of case presentation time via are required. The Council on Compulsive Gambling of Pennsylvania, Inc. offers these via Zoom meetings to help support counselors in their effort to become nationally certified gambling counselors. This is a free service made available through funding from the Pennsylvania Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs.

These meetings are available to those counselors who have completed the 30 Hour Level 1 Gambling Counselor Training. The meetings are designed to meet or exceed the requirements for Board Approved Clinical Consultation (BACC) hours as required by the International Gambling Counselor Certification Board (IGCCB).

Meetings will be scheduled monthly and last for one hour. These four hours are part of the guidelines used by the BACC’s to confirm for the IGCCB that the candidate for certification has demonstrated competence and skill with gambling specific screening assessments, treatment planning, restitution planning, group work, family and individual work with gambling treatment strategies etc.

*Please note: four hours is the minimum number of hours required by the IGCCB in order to complete national certification – attendees are encouraged to continue participating in meetings in order to gain additional experience, have the opportunity to share case examples with peers, and provide and receive feedback on treatment approaches

(Visit for details and requirements for international certification)

Meetings take place on the first Monday of each month at 12:00 noon EST

• To access meeting waiting room, please click HERE

• If needed, the monthly meeting room access code is 3404494299

*It is requested that participants have cameras turned on for meetings, and have their full names entered to track attendance. Microphones will be muted, but participants will have the ability to unmute themselves for discussion. Please note: participants who join while operating a motor vehicle will be removed from the meeting immediately.

If you have any questions, please contact Josh Ercole at