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Continuing Education Unit (CEU) Approvals

The following organizations have approved the curriculum in the Studies in Gambling Addiction certificate when earning Continuing Education Units (CEU). Please contact each organization directly for more information.

American Psychological Association The North American Training Institute is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The North American Training Institute maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

The American Academy of Health Care Providers in the Addictive Disorders (an international certifying body) has approved NATI to offer Continuing Education credit for Certified Addiction Specialists in accordance with the Academy's guidelines. NATI's courses also count toward the Academy's 60-hour educational requirement for obtaining its Gambling Specialist Certification.

The National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG) Education Committee has reviewed this program and finds that it is consistent with its established standards for gambling counselor education and training. Approval Number 06/391.

The National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC) has approved the Counseling the Pathological Gambler online course trainings offered by the North American Training Institute. Approval Number 6132.

National Association of Social Workers: This program is approved by the National Association of Social Workers (Provider# 886509637-8281) for up to 60 continuing education hours.

The following organizations have approved the North American Training Institute as a Continuing Education Provider:

Alaska Board of Professional Counselors

Arkansas Board of Examiners in Counseling

Arkansas Psychological Association

Arkansas Substance Abuse Certification Board (ASACB) has approved Counseling the Pathological Gambler for 60 contact hours toward initial and recertification.

California Board of Behavioral Sciences Approval # PCE-2570.

Canadian Council of Professional Certification The NATI program has been accredited by CCPC Global.

Canadian Problem Gambling Certification Board

Georgia Board of Professional Counselors (BPA)

Illinois Alcohol & Other Drug Abuse Professional Certification Association (IAODAPCA): In accordance with IAODAPCA criteria, up to 60 CEUs have been awarded in the following categories: Counselor I or II, CARS I or II, MISA I, II, or III, CRSS II, RDDP I or II, PCGC I or II, CCJP II, NCRS II, CAAP I, BRI II.

Indiana Problem Gambling Awareness Program - Indiana Prevention Resource Center, has approved the training provided by the North American Training Institute.

Iowa Board of Certification

Louisiana Office of Addictive Disorders (AEP-LSBCSAC) Approval No. AEP # E095.

Minnesota Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy, pursuant to Minn. R. part 2150.2570.

The Minnesota Board of Social Workers has approved Counseling the Pathological Gambler Online to offer continuing education credits.

Minnesota Office of Higher Education: "North American Training Institute is licensed as a Private Career School with the Minnesota Office of Higher Education pursuant to MN Statutes section 141.21 -141.32. Licensure is not an endorsement of the institution. Credits earned at the institution may not transfer to all other institutions." Minnesota Office of Higher Education 1450 Energy Park Drive, Suite 350, St. Paul, MN 55108

Nebraska Division of Behavioral Health

Nevada Board of Examiners for Alcohol, Drugs and Gambling Counselors has approved NATI courses for up to 60-hours - # 2004-100.

New Hampshire Board of Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Professional Practice

New York, Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS), has granted approval to the North American Training Institute as an Education and Training Provider, authorizing the provision of specific course work in compliance with the requirements of 14 NYCRR Part 853 and/or Part 855 credentialing regulations, effective 10/01/2006 through 10/01/2012, Provider Number 0676.

North Carolina Substance Abuse Professional Certification Board (NCSAPCB) approves the NATI courses through the approval of the APA, NAADAC and NBCC.

North Dakota Certification Board for Alcohol & Drug Professionals

Oklahoma State Board of Licensed Social Workers

Oklahoma State Department of Health/LPC & LMFT Professional Counselor Licensing

Pennsylvania Certification Board (PCB) has approved the Counseling the Pathological Gambler online course trainings offered by the North American Training Institute. Provider Status # 458

Pennsylvania State Board of Social Workers, Marriage & Family Therapists & Professional Counselors has approved the online courses sponsored by the North American Training Institute, as per approval by the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) for up to 60 continuing education hours. SWCE09025

Tennessee, Department of Health, Board of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors Approval #041602. Provider #297.

In general, the curriculum in this certificate meets or exceeds the standards established for continuing education required by other international certifying bodies.

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I had a lot of reservations about signing up for my first online course, but by the end of the Session One those reservations completely evaporated. By the end of Session Three, based on what I had learned, I was able to devise some worksheets for a client to complete. I am not sure if it was he or I who was more surprised at the revelations which came forth...

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I was quite impressed how much information one can learn through on-line courses, especially an adult learner who is busy with other things. The course was very thorough and well-
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-Anne K. an intensive outpatient program therapist in Colorado with twenty years of experience in addiction treatment. She received a scholarship from the State of Colorado – along with 7 other people- to complete the SIGA program.