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.



GIA Professional Development courses are delivered through media rich eLearning materials or on-campus lab classes.

  • eLearning courses allow you the convenience of studying from your home or office. Submit assignments and take exams online. Generous completion times allow you to study at a pace that works for you. eLearning instructors are available by email or phone to provide support, guidance and expertise.
  • Lab classes are where you gain hands-on experience under the watchful eye of experienced GIA instructors.

Applied Jewelry Professional Programme

Obtaining the Applied Jewelry Professional credential 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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