Tuesday, September 27, 2016
  • Choose Canadian

    Since 1958, the CGA has provided a top-tier Canadian source for gemmological training and a medium for interaction between gemmologists in Canada. Learn more about our mandate ...

    Photo: Natural Canadian diamond from the Ekati Mine
    Design-copyrighted Snowflake cut by: Wobito Gems Ltd.
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  • Embrace Excellence

    Choose the best people for the job!

    Fellows of the Canadian Gemmological Association (FCGmA) are qualified gemmologists who have completed a rigorous set of standardized examinations demonstrating mastery of gemmological theory and hands-on practical gem identification skills.

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  • Indulge Your Passion

    The CGA is your top choice for premium gemmological education at all levels, delivered by dedicated instructors focused on the success of each student. Get an overview of our programs ...

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Gemmology Courses

  • Education Overview +

    Master fundamentals of gemmology or fine tune your skills to advance your career.

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  • Professional Gemmology Program +

    The CGA's professional gemmology training is available in several formats ...

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  • General Interest +

    Courses for those who want to learn more about gems without undertaking professional training. 

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  • Advanced Courses +

    Keep your gemmological expertise up to date.

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  • Fellowship +

    Diamond and ruby rings. Artwork by: Collins & Chandler Gallery, Photo: championphoto.com

    Overview

    Fellows of the Canadian Gemmological Association are
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Professional Courses

Gemmology Accelerated Program
Sept 6 - Dec 22, 2016
Feb 6 - May 25, 2017

Jewellery Associate-Gemmology Specialist
Sept 20, 2016 - May 16, 2017

Gemmology Program
Sept 19, 2016 - May 18, 2017


Advanced Topics

Diamond Grading
January 30 - Feb 3, 2017
July 10-14, 2017

Master Valuer Jewellery Appraisal Program (NEW)
August  6, 2016
February 11, 2017-start of weekends
Wed Feb 1, 2017 - start of one night a week (excluding monthly meeting nights) (NEW)
Mon July 17, 2017-start of 90 hr accelerated course (NEW)

Coloured Stone Grading and Valuation
February 24 - 26, 2017

Pre-Exam Lab
January 9 -13, 2017

General Interest

Diamond and Diamond Imitations
Sat Oct 15 and Sun Oct 16, 2016

Gem Appreciation
Sat Nov 19, 2016 -Toronto
Sun Nov 20, 2016-Calgary  New 

Intro to Gem ID
Jan 14 and Jan 15, 2017     

Talking Diamonds
Sun Oct 16, 2016-Calgary New
Sat Oct 22, 2016-Toronto
Sat Dec 10, 2016-Toronto
     

Testimonials

... one of the highlights of my educational pursuits and gemmological adventures.
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Verify Credentials

Fellows of the Canadian Gemmological Association are qualified gemmologists who renew their credentials annually. Use the Search for Members function on our About/Membership page to determine the current status of members.

Fellowship Exam Dates

January 2017 Session

  • Preliminary level: Mon January 23
  • Professional level 
    • theory: Tues January 24
    • practical: Wed January 25

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Download the Exam Registration Form from the Education/Course Forms page.

Pre-Exam Lab

Next Session: Mon January 9 to Fri January 13, 2017
Check out the Education/Advanced Courses page to learn more about how to prepare for professional exams!

CGA at the Shows


Wondering what those gems are that you've had tucked in the back of the drawer for ages? Visit our booth at an Ontario Gem & Mineral show to find out!
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Open House Dates

Andamooka opal pic

Want to know more? Drop by the classroom at 55 Queen St East, meet our instructors and learn more about our courses and gemmology in general or please phone to make an appointment.

Next Open House

  • Wednesday November 16, 2016  5:30 pm to 6:45 pm

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