Distance Education
designed for working professionals


GIA Distance Education is comprised of eLearning and Lab classes. eLearning is the online component of your programme — course materials, assignments and final exams are online. Lab classes are where you gain essential hands-on experience by grading and identifying gemstones alongside an instructor.

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Paper applications must be received by 12.00 pm PST on the Friday before the Monday start date. Online applications must be submitted by midnight on the Sunday before the Monday start date.

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Lab classes

Apply online for Carlsbad campus labs or download the application below for Carlsbad lab classes.

View lab classes offered at other GIA locations.

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