Texas Residents - Additional Information

GIA’s Certificate of Approval

GIA is a nonprofit, private, postsecondary educational institution incorporated for the purpose of promoting education and research in gemology, jewelry manufacturing arts, and related subjects. GIA’s mission is to ensure the public’s trust in gems and jewelry 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 authorized to offer the distance eduction programs listed below.

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

The TWC-assigned school number is: S3437

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

Education Catalog for Texas Residents 

Student Complaint Policy for Texas Residents 

Texas Workforce Commission - Summary of 2019-2020 Completion and Placement/Employment