Our Problem Gambling Treatment/Support content is focused on the intricacies that relate to delivering problem gambling services, whether it be treatment or recovery support. Our courses utilize best practices and national competencies to provide quality content. The courses listed in this section will assist a professional with beginning or furthering a career in problem gambling related services. These courses will also benefit other professionals with better understanding the problem gambling related roles.


The Indiana Problem Gambling Awareness Program (IPGAP), has developed a 30 hour disordered gambling treatment counselor training.  This course is free to Indiana Residents.  To receive an access to take the course at no charge, contact Mary Lay, maholtsc@indiana.edu. The course focuses on problem gambling, but provides a good overview of addiction issues as well.

Targeted at disordered Gambling Treatment and Prevention this on-line training provides 30 hours of disordered gambling specific training. The series is divided into 20 (twenty) 1.5-hour courses. Interested parties can take only 1 or all 20 courses.  Courses are self-paced and provide the foundation to provide treatment and prevention services for problem gamblers.

The courses are available through the IU Expand site and are available to anyone.  Each course in the series offers 1.5 hours of continuing education units. Completing the 30 hours of this series meets the minimum requirement for some problem Gambling Certifications.

To access the courses, please visit https://ipgap.indiana.edu/training/training.php (choose the Expand Courses).

These courses are free of charge for Indiana residents. For more information on access the trainings free of charge, please contact Mary Lay, MPH at maholtsc@indiana.edu.

The Indiana Problem Gambling Awareness is funded through a contract with the Indiana Division of Mental Health and Addiction, Indiana Gamblers’ Assistance Fund.