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We discontinued the A.G. diploma program as a full/part-time study some time ago as graduates of gemmology programs have great difficulty finding adequate employment in their specialty. We replaced the advanced part with  a Professional Development Program (PDP) which requires experience in a jewellery related field for several years and ideally full employment while studying.

Pre-requisites for admission are completion of our GEM 100-level courses or similar from other institutions. Candidates will be assessed and a study plan suggested. At present time we offer the GEM 210 and GEM 250 as upgrade courses for former A.G. diploma holders and others with similar training. Please contact us for more information.

CIG LogoThe 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.

The Canadian Institute of Gemmology has been approved by the Minister of Employment Workforce Development and Labour as an educational institution; Canadian students are entitled to a tuition tax credit under subsection 118.5(1(a)(ii) of the Income Tax Act (please use your receipt for your claim).


FOREIGN STUDENTS: We are unable to accommodate foreign students due to government restriction. We cannot assist in Student Visa applications, work permits and in finding accommodation.