Monday, December 11, 2017

CGA 2018 Fellowship Exams



 
Fellowship Qualifying Examinations

Examinations provide a standardized objective assessment of a candidate's grasp of gemmology and demonstrate that course material has been retained well enough to be applied under pressure and in the absence of the internet and reference texts.

Examinations are divided into two levels which correspond to the two portions of the part-time professional gemmology program. Candidates who have completed either the part-time or full-time programs with the CGA or an affiliate are eligible to write these exams.


The exams are structured as  follows:

  • Preliminary-level exam 
    • consists of two written papers, each of three hours duration 
    • written the morning and afternoon of the same day
    • a certificate is awarded to acknowledge a pass of 67% or higher.
  • Professional-level exams 
    • Theory
      • consists of two written papers, each of three hours duration
      • written the morning and afternoon of the same day
    • Practical
      • normally scheduled for the day after the theory papers

 

Upcoming Examination Dates
Preliminary-level Theory:    January 15, 2018
Professional-level Theory:   January 16, 2018
Professional-level Practical: January 17, 2018

Registration forms may be downloaded from the Course Forms page.