Online Division
designed for working professionals


GIA Distance education is comprised of eLearning and Lab classes. eLearning is the online component of your program - course materials, assignments, and final exams are online. Lab classes are where you gain essential hands-on experience by grading and identifying gemstones alongside an instructor.

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eLearning Courses

Paper applications must be received by 12.00 pm PST the Friday before the Monday start date. Online applications must be submitted by midnight the Sunday before the Monday start date.

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GIA Lab classes
Lab classes

Apply online for Carlsbad or New York campus lab classes.

View lab classes offered at other GIA locations.