The Canadian Institute of Gemmology (C.I.G.) is a nonprofit institution incorporated with Letters Patent, dated September 28, 1990 under the Canada Corporations Act.
The Canadian Institute of Gemmology was registered with the Private Career Training Institutions Agency (PCTIA) as a Private Career Training Institution from 1983 until 2006. The school is no longer offering career training programs and has been deregistered.
J. Wolf Kuehn,, Director of Education, B.A., M.A., PDP (SFU), Dipl.oec, F.G.A., F.G.G., Professional Member of B.C. College of Teachers
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Students with learning disabilities (such as dyslexia) may need a professional tutor and should consult their medical practicioner before registering.
The passing mark for all written exams is 65%, for practical exams 100%. All examination fees are included in the tuition unless stated otherwise. The administrative fee for a second written exam is $ 100 and for a practical exam $ 200. Students may attempt to re-write a failed exam two times after paying the required fee within 6 months (after a waiting period of 1 month).
In the Gem Identification course an organic liquid (methylene iodide) saturated with sulfur is being used in conjunction with the refractometer. The school cannot assume any liability for any allergic or medical reactions a student may experience from its use. Please consult your health practitioner.
The Accredited Gemmologist (C.I.G.)® designation is a registered certification mark (Registration # TMA430,739 Canadian Intellectual Property Office) of C.I.G. - Canadian Institute of Gemmology (I.C.G. – Institut Canadien de Gemmologie) – a nonprofit institution incorporated with Letters Patent, dated September 28, 1990 under the Canada Corporations Act.