Program Requirements

eLearning courses and Lab classes required to complete gemology diploma programs offered via GIA Distance Education are listed below.

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Education Catalog
Gemology

Graduate Gemologist
Graduate Gemologist®

The Graduate Gemologist® diploma program taken via Distance Education is a combination of five online eLearning courses and three hands-on lab classes. Lab classes are offered at GIA campuses worldwide.

graduate diamonds
Graduate Diamonds

The Graduate Diamonds diploma program taken via Distance Education is a combination of two online eLearning courses and one hands-on lab class. Lab classes are offered at GIA campuses worldwide.

Graduate Colored Stones
Graduate Colored Stones

The Graduate Colored Stones diploma program taken via Distance Education is a combination of three online eLearning courses and two hands-on lab classes. Lab classes are offered at GIA campuses worldwide.

Graduate Pearls

The Graduate Pearls diploma program taken via Distance Education is a combination of one eLearning course and one hands-on lab class. Lab classes are offered at GIA campuses worldwide.

Applied Jewelry Professional

The Applied Jewelry Professional (AJP®) diploma program taken via Distance Education is a combination of three eLearning courses.