Continuing your jewelry education has never been more affordable! Employees of Jewelers of America Member companies can get the jewelry training they need to provide professional, expert service to jewelry customers through Jewelers of America’s continuing jewelry education resources.

DCA Courses & Certification

DCA is an affiliate of Jewelers of America, and JA Members who join DCA receive their first course free (a $125 value). For new DCA members, when you join DCA you'll receive a scholarship for the first enrolled course.

DCA offers certificates in diamonds, gemstones and jewelry sales through distance education. The courses are designed for the front-line fine jewelry sales associate, who can take the courses at their convenience.

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GIA Distance Education

Receive 10% savings on GIA's Distance Education courses and Lab classes on gemology and jewelry manufacturing arts. GIA Distance Education gemology courses are delivered 100% online through GIA eLearning, so you can complete your coursework in a fun and engaging online learning environment. Lab classes complement your Distance Education eLearning courses and provide the hands-on training you need to be successful across the global jewelry industry. Lab classes may be completed at GIA campuses in Carlsbad, CA or New York City.

Continuing jewelry education courses are available on a variety of topics at GIA including: Diamond Essentials, Colored Stone Essentials, Jewelry Essentials, Diamond Grading, Gem Identification, Pearls, Repair, Stone Setting, and more. Take advantage of these discounts on GIA education to achieve your career development goals faster.

Apply Online | On the Payment Information page, list "JA Member" in the Trade Association bar.

CPAA "Pearls as One" Course - Free

The Cultured Pearl Association of America (CPAA) is offering JA Members its popular “Pearls As One” online course for free ($599 value). Jewelry managers, sales associates and designers should take this course to learn how to better sell pearls with confidence. Pearls are one of the most misunderstood gems; many accredited gemologists have very little knowledge or understanding of the different types and qualities of pearls available. Take this CPAA Pearl Specialist Certification Course at no cost and get a completely up-to-date education.

Enroll Online | Use code JOA1906

NAJA Appraisal Studies Course

The National Association of Jewelry Appraisers is discounting their Appraisal Studies Course to $1,495 ($1,895 value) for JA Members. The course, which includes Lessons 1-18, is designed to be the first step toward enhancing professionalism in appraisal practice. Material is presented over the course of individual lessons with a quiz at the end of each lesson, as well as interactive sections, supplemental videos and external links to enhance understanding.

Enroll Online | Click on the Jewelers of America logo and follow the instructions to send an email to NAJA. Once your JA membership has been verified, you will be contacted directly to complete enrollment.
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is the leading non-profit jewelry association in the United States. More than a century ago, Jewelers 
of America was founded by jewelers for jewelers to advance the jewelry industry and consumer trust.

JA membership consists of the most professional jewelry stores, jewelry designers and suppliers, manufacturers and businesses serving the fine jewelry marketplace.