Friday, September 22, 2017
  • 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 ...


    Read More
  • 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. Photo credit: Jennifer McKercher

    Read More
  • 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 ...

    photo credit: Karen Howard
    Read More
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Gemmology Courses

  • Education Overview +

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

    Read More
  • Professional Gemmology Program +

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

    Read More
  • General Interest +

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

    Read More
  • Advanced Courses +

    Keep your gemmological expertise up to date.

    Read More
  • Fellowship +


    Overview

    Fellows of the Canadian Gemmological Association are gemmologists with a strong grasp of both theory and practice who have
    Read More
  • 1

Professional Courses

Gemmology Accelerated Program
February 5 to May 24, 2018

Jewellery Associate-Gemmology Specialist
Sept 18, 2018 - May 14, 2019

Gemmology Program
Sept 17, 2018 - May 16, 2019


Advanced Topics

Diamond Grading
January 29-February 2, 2018

Master Valuer Jewellery Appraisal Program 
Sat Feb10-11, 2018 - May 5-6, 2018
apprx every other weekend

TBA - start of one night a week (excluding monthly meeting nights)

TBA-start of 90 hr accelerated course

Nov 13-15, 2017 - 3 Day Workshop - NEW 

Coloured Stone Grading and Valuation
Januray 26- 28, 2018

Pre-Exam Lab
January 8 - January 12, 2018

General Interest

Diamond and Diamond Imitations
TBA 


Gem Appreciation
December 2, 2017
November 5, 2017 - Calgary
March 4, 2018 - Calgary 
 

Intro to Gem ID
Sat. Dec 9 & Sun Dec 10, 2017   

Talking Diamonds
November 4, 2017 
September 24, 2017 - Calgary  
January 14, 2018 - Calgary

     

Testimonials

... one of the highlights of my educational pursuits and gemmological adventures.
Read more

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 2018 Session

  • Preliminary level: January 15, 2018
  • Professional level 
    • theory: January 16, 2018
    • practical: January 17, 2018

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

Pre-Exam Lab

Next Session: January 8 - 12, 2018 
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!
Outreach & Shows - read more ...

Open House Dates

fullsizeoutput 3da

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 15, 2017
  • 6.00pm - 7.00pm

The CGA offers sincere thanks to the following for their sponsorship and support:


CGA Conference 2017


Ruby Sponsor


 


Emerald Sponsor
AGA




   Sapphire Sponsors
   
                                                  gemworld2             
  -------------
                                                   COL Logo Gold 042915 
-----------------------

EB-Logo-Phone

logo-potentateMining-onlight-lg




LDI Logo --Jpg