My goodness, Jennifer, take the CGA course, it is over 30 years in
the teaching, is affiliated with FGA and has serious credibility. I
would wonder why you would not take GIA.
Are you looking for whate? Sorry, just can not understand why this
would happen, you get a smaller organization with intimate access,
one on one and hands on from the tutors, they teach in residence and
that is less than half of the GIA course in price. Where do you live,
email me off line if you need additional
We teach the CGA course in the U. S. and the reason we do not teach
the GIA course is that they do not allow private schools to teach
their course. But I say, everyone needs competition, and although we
make a small dent in the GIA student population, I feel, our students
and the industry give great credibility and credence to the Canadian
In US, people are still trying to get to know the CGA course but in
Canada, I would say the majority of the certified gemologists are
FCGmA's, completing the CGA course, residence is in Sacramento,
Toronto and Vancouver and correspodence is world wide.
Happy I was able to save you thousands of dollars for a wonderful
course, if you chose to take advantage of it.
all the best