Diamond Professional

Do you want to become a diamond professional and earn an internationally recognised diploma? The Diamond Professional program is for you!

The WGF (World Gem Foundation) developed this program to train gemmologists with a solid knowledge, and also a high practice. The ambition of this training is to optimize your career opportunities in the diamond and jewellery industry.

Moreover, EGM brings all its expertise to this training: more than 25 years of experience in the field of international diplomas, the high level of professionalism of the teachers, and high-performance teaching materials. One of the trademarks of EGM is the time devoted to practice, with individual equipment, and the attention given to each student.

The Diamond Professional program is included in the Career Gemmologist Diploma. If you want to upgrade and complete your studies later, you will have to follow the courses dedicated to the coloured gemstones (and pass the exams) so as to earn this diploma.

For more info download the Diamond Professional Program brochure.

Is this program for me?

The Diamond Professional Program has no specific prerequisites and is open to everyone: from gem enthusiasts wishing to learn more about their passion for diamonds to professionals looking to develop their expertise and update their knowledge and identification skills on treatments and lab-grown gems…

How does it work?

The Diamond Professional program consists in the Diamonds theoretical course and the Diamonds grading / Lab-created Diamonds practical workshop.

The theoretical course is available on-site and online, in digital or printed version.

The online course must be completed, with a minimum score of 70% required to pass the online tests, before starting the workshop. 2 hours of individual tutoring are offered to the students who study online.

The Diamonds grading / Lab-created Diamonds practical workshop lasts 8 full days and focuses on diamond grading and the identification of lab-created diamonds.

Please read the PDF above for more details.

Tuition fees

The tuition fee for the whole program is:

  • 3,880 CAD before tax (4,461.03 CAD tax included) for the whole session on-site.
  • 3,505 CAD before tax (4,029.87 CAD tax included) with printed material (the hours of tutoring and shipping are included in the prices).
  • 3,420 CAD before tax (3,932.15 CAD tax included) using the 100% digital version for the theoretical course.

Language and schedules

The onsite course is presented in English, from Monday to Friday, from 9AM to 5PM, according to the schedule.

It is also available in French. If you want to register in this language, please go to: Gemmologue Diamant.

The online theoretical course allows you to study at your own pace, wherever you are. Distance education students are assigned an instructor who will support them during the whole duration of the program, answer their questions and give them precious advice to prepare for their exams.

How to register

Register online, by mail, by phone at 514 844-0024, or at EGM (please take an appointment). Registration for courses in French is done on the French version of the page.

Once your application is accepted, you will receive your student online access code (whether you chose the 100% digital version or printed material version of the course).

Graduation policy

Throughout the course, the instructor will offer you various assignments to keep track of your progress and help you prepare for the exams. One mock exams will also be proposed

To graduate from this program, the student must pass 2 online tests (multiple-choice), a final practical diamond exam (requiring the preparation of complete lab reports for four diamonds) and a five-question essay exam.

If a student did not achieve a passing score on the first attempt, a second attempt to retake the exam is granted for free.

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