Continuing Education

Our continuing education program offers ongoing learning about the gem and jewelry industry. Stay current with access to the latest research, trends, and educational content.

Who Qualifies?

Any alumni who hold a GIA Graduate Gemologist or Gemologist Diploma can sign up for the Continuing Education program.

What You’ll Do

  • Take online interactive assignments monthly through My GIA
  • Receive a completion certificate to display alongside your GIA diplomas

Program Highlights

  • Eight interactive assignments (one per month, February through September) via GIA’s eLearning platform, featuring video, stunning photography, and online lectures from experts in gemology.
  • Access to GIA eLearning courses including Diamond Essentials, Colored Stone Essentials, Diamonds & Diamond Grading, Colored Stones, and Gem Identification.
  • Rich multimedia library with hundreds of exclusive videos.

How It Works

  • All assignments are delivered online through My GIA
  • Complete assignments by December 31 and score 75% or better on each one
  • Submit an online Petition to Graduate to receive your GIA Continuing Education Recognition certificate.
View 2017 Program Assignment Schedule



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