Professional Development

GIA Professional Development courses cover essential gemmology and jewellery topics, and provide ongoing education to help develop your career in the gem and jewellery industry.



These professional development courses are primarily provided through the GIA Distance Education platform which involves eLearning and lab classes for some courses.

• eLearning is a fun and engaging learning environment including media-rich materials delivered online reflecting the same content used in our on-campus courses.

• Lab classes are where you gain hands-on experience under the watchful eye of experienced GIA instructors. You will also learn to use professional gemmological equipment.

Find out more about GIA Distance Education and register for the following Professional Education programmes.

Applied Jewelry Professional

The Applied Jewelry Professional programme is one of the fastest and most effective ways to improve your understanding of gems and jewellery and covers essential knowledge related to diamonds and popular coloured gems. Earn your credential via eLearning by taking three online courses.

Continuing Education Recognition Programme

Available to GIA alumni who hold a GIA Graduate Gemologist or Gemologist Diploma, our continuing education programme offers ongoing learning about the gem and jewellery industry. Stay current with access to the latest research, trends and educational content.

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