Gemological Institute of America is located in Carlsbad, CA, but also offers classes online. This school offers training in 3 qualifications, with the most reviewed qualifications being Advanced stone setting GIA certificate, Gemologist, and Graduate Gemologist (G.I.A.). Time to complete this education training ranges from 35 hours to 4+ years depending on the qualification, with a median time to complete of 18 months. The cost to attend Gemological Institute of America ranges from $800 to $23,000 depending on the qualification, with a median cost of $16,000. When asked how they paid for their training, most reviewers responded, "I paid for it myself".
The most commonly reported benefits of attending Gemological Institute of America are "Flexible class hours" and "Good teachers", but respondents also mentioned "Hands-on training" and "Helpful career services" as notable benefits. Gemological Institute of America has been reviewed 5 times, with an average rating of 4.80 out of 5. 100% of reviewers would recommend Gemological Institute of America to a friend.