Professional Development

GIA Professional Development courses cover essential gemology and jewelry topics, and provide ongoing education to help develop your career in the gem and jewelry industry.

GIA’s professional development courses, classes and seminars are designed to provide training for individuals working in the industry who would like to further their skills or knowledge and to those who have a recreational interest in gems and jewelry.
GIA’s professional development offerings are considered avocational or recreational in nature, and are not intended to prepare individuals for entry-level employment. They are not eligible for state or federal student financial aid programs. They do not fall under the approval of the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC) or the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC).

Continuing Education Recognition Program

Available to GIA alumni who hold a GIA Graduate Gemologist® or Gemologist Diploma, 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.