Take the next step in your professional journey by enrolling at GIA. Classes are offered year-round, so you can start learning right away. On-campus programs and lab classes typically reach capacity two to three months in advance, so we encourage you to apply at least three to four months before your preferred start date.

View the 2017 Worldwide Class Schedule

choose how you want to learn

GIA offers a variety of learning methods to suit your needs.

Full-Time Programs

Immerse yourself in the world of gems and jewelry by studying full-time on a GIA campus.  Learning in fully-equipped classrooms, you’ll practice your skills under the watchful eyes of trained professionals. To apply, select
a campus.

Lab classes

GIA lab classes provide hands-on training using the latest gemological equipment. Lab classes, which last five days or less, are required for most Distance Education diploma programs but may be taken on their own. To apply, select a campus.


eLearning courses start every Monday. Paper applications must be received by 12 p.m. PT the Friday before the start date. Online applications must be submitted by midnight the Sunday before the start date.

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