Texas Residents - Additional Information



GIA’s Certificate of Approval

GIA is a non-profit, private, post-secondary educational institution incorporated for the purpose of promoting education and research in gemmology, jewellery manufacturing arts and related subjects. GIA’s mission is to ensure the public’s trust in gems and jewellery by upholding the highest standards of integrity, academics, science and professionalism through education, research, laboratory services and instrument development.

This school has a Certificate of Approval from the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) and is authorised to offer the distance eduction programmes listed below.

  • Graduate Gemologist Diploma Programme
  • Graduate Diamonds Diploma Programme
  • Graduate Colored Stones Diploma Programme
  • Graduate Pearls Diploma Programme

The TWC-assigned school number is: S3437

Successful completion of each diploma programme also requires the completion of one or more lab classes available at GIA campuses around the world or at selected trade shows. For specific information on GIA education offered in Texas, please download:

Education Catalogue for Texas Residents 

Student Complaint Policy for Texas Residents 

Texas Workforce Commission - Summary of 2017-2018 Completion and Placement/Employment