Forms and Documentation

Vocational Courses

Vocational courses are post-secondary programs approved under Ontario’s Private Career Colleges Act. Enrolment contracts, refund policies, admission requirements and documentation are regulated under the Act.

Gemmology Accelerated Program (GAP) (both levels of the Canadian Professional Gemmology program in 4 months)
Download CGA-GAP 2019

Jewellery Associate-Gemmology Specialist (JA-GS) (preliminary-level of the Canadian Professional Gemmology program: part-time evening in 8 months)
Download CGA-JAGS 2018-2019

Accelerated Jewellery Associate-Gemmology Specialist (JA-GS)
Download CGA-JAGS ACC 2019

Gemmology Program (GemProg) (professional-level of the Canadian Professional Gemmology program: part-time evening in 8 months)
Download CGA GemProg 2018-2019

All – vocational program students must acknowledge receipt of the PCC Student Rights document
Download PCC Student Rights-new

All – vocational program students must acknowledge receipt of the Student Complaint Policy and the Student Expulsion Policy.
Download Complaint & Expulsion Policy

All-vocational program students must acknowlege receipt of the CGA Sexual Harrassment Policy- 2 parts
Download CGA Sexual Harassment Policy Info
Download CGA Sexual Harassment Policy

  1. All applicants are requested to contact the office or attend an open house session before submitting payment.
  2. Download the applicable registration form and complete. Sign in all places indicated.
    This is an Adobe filable form and can be completed on your computer and saved under a new name using the free Adobe Reader application. “Typewritten” signatures are not accepted, even if embedded in an Adobe digital signature.
  3. Download the PCC Student Rights and the Student Complaint & Expulsion policy, and Sexual Harassment policy documentation from the table above. Read, and acknowledge receipt by ticking the boxes on your enrolment form. The Fee Refund Policy is imbeded in the enrolment contract.
  4. Attach proof of Ontario high school graduation or equivalent in any of the following forms:
    1. a copy of your Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or official transcript
    2. documentation demonstrating a post-secondary degree in Canada or the USA
    3. secondary school diplomas from other Canadian provinces and from high schools in the USA are accepted as equivalent to the OSSD.
    4. Prospective students who have completed high school outside Canada or the US should contact the CGA office. Credentials issued in languages other than English require an official translation into English.
    5. Candidates who do not meet the OSSD or equivalent criteria may be required to pass a separate admission test.
  5. Submit forms by any of the following methods:
    1.  email forms that have been completed on the computer and digitally signed,
    2.  scan and email forms completed manually
    3.  fax forms to the fax number on the form
    4.  print and mail the form to the address indicated on the enrolment form
  6. Submit payment. (Call or email the office to notify when it should be expected).
    1. Acceptable forms are VISA, Mastercard or PayPal through the CGA online store, or personal cheque, bank draft or money order.
    2. Cash is NOT accepted for payments greater than $250.

Short Courses

These offerings are classed as non-vocational and include two types of instruction:

  1. Short introductory “general interest” courses covering various aspects of gems and jewellery; there are no prerequisites
  2. Professional-development courses for those who already have recognized gemmological credentials, or are already working in the gem and jewellery sector.

General Interest

Gem Appreciation
Download

Intro to Gem ID
Download

Talking Diamonds
Download

Diamond and Diamond Imitations
Download

Professional Development

Diamond Grading
Prerequisite: Recognized gemmological credentials or work experience in the business.
Download

Evening Master Valuer Program
Prerequisite: Recognized gemmological credentials
Download

Weekend Master Valuer Program
Prerequisite: Recognized gemmological credentials
Download

Master Valuer Jewellery Appraisal Program- 3 Day Workshop
Prerequisite: Recognized gemmological credentials
Download

Accelerated Master Valuer Program
Prerequisite: Recognized gemmological credentials
Download

Pre-Exam Lab
Download

Instructions

  1. Download the applicable registration form and complete. Sign in all places indicated.
    This is an Adobe fill-able form and can be completed on your computer and saved under a new name using the free Adobe Reader application. A digital signature is accepted provided it incorporates an image of the applicant’s hand-written signature. “Typewritten” signatures are not accepted, even if embedded in an Adobe digital signature.
  2. For professional development courses, review prerequisites and attach the following:
    1. evidence of recognized gemmological credentials OR
    2. a reference letter demonstrating at least two years work experience in the gem and jewellery business
  3. Submit forms by any of the following methods:
    1.  email the form completed on the computer and digitally signed,
    2.  scan and email forms completed manually
    3.  fax forms to the fax number on the form
    4.  print and mail the form to the address indicated on the enrolment form
  4. Submit payment. (Call or email the office to notify of pending payment).
    1. Acceptable forms of payment are VISA, Mastercard or PayPal through the CGA online store, or personal cheque, bank draft or money order.
    2. Cash is NOT accepted for payments greater than $250.

Fellowship Examinations

Please click on your school to download your form for your fellowship exam.
Contact the office if you encounter any problems: info@canadiangemmological.com

Canadian Gemmological Association-Toronto campus

Vancouver Community College

George Brown College – Toronto Campus

Nova Scotia College of Art and Design