The 'Accredited Gemologist' (A.G.) program emphasizes the practical gemstone identification and synthetic/treatment detection skills required to become a proficient gemologist in today's gem and jewelry industry, as well as providing a solid grounding in the commercial aspects of grading and valuation. In addition to classroom-based theoretical and practical instruction, students are given the opportunity to visit various gem mining localities, jewelry production facilities and gemstone trading hubs throughout Thailand.
Four required courses are included within the A.G. program:
E102 : Gem Identification (8 weeks)
E301: Synthetics and Treated Gem Identification (2 weeks)
E201: Colored Stone Grading and Pricing (1 week)
E103: Diamond Grading and Pricing (1 week)