About GIA Education

Just as GIA has set standards for grading and identification practices used around the world, GIA also set the standard for professional training in gems and jewelry. Whether students are taking the next steps in their professional journeys or starting new careers, GIA’s courses and diploma programs can help them prepare for success in the gem and jewelry industry.

GIA offers two ways to learn—on-campus at one of GIA’s global campuses or online through Distance Education. Guided by expert instructors, distance education students learn vital gem and jewelry knowledge at their own pace in the comfort of their own homes, coming on campus only for lab classes. The methods may be different but the results are the same—a professional credential valued and recognized throughout the industry.