Find a Gem-A Approved Practical Provider


Gem-A Approved Practical Provider (GAPP) Centres allow our Online Distance Learning (ODL) students to complete the required practical and in-person elements of their course.

Gemmology Foundation students must complete a three-day, in-person lab class, while Gemmology Diploma and Diamond Diploma students must complete a five-day, in-person lab class. Lab classes end in an assessment, which contributes towards your final marks. Courses cannot be successfully completed until this practical assessment has taken place.


FACT SHEET: Lab Classes - What are they, who needs to complete them and why?


Online students across all three courses are also required to complete their final examination in-person at a GAPP Centre or at Gem-A HQ in London.

Some Accredited Training Centres (ATCs) also act as GAPP centres and offer practical tuition and examination locations for ODL students. Please contact the relevant ATC in your area to see what they offer.



Search for a GAAP Centre Near You


Find a GAAP Centre to complete your gemmology or diamond studies by searching below. If you can’t find a convenient location or have any questions, please contact our Education department on education@gem-a.com.




Country City Logo GAPP Centre Contact details Available Exam Centre
Australia Brisbane
Ross Chapman

FGA
Bahrain Bahrain
Bahrain Institute for Pearls
and Gemstones
(DANAT)
Canada Toronto
George Brown College

(CADIT)
Italy Valenza
ACG Analisi e consulenze
gemmologiche
Italy Rome
Istituto Gemmologico Emiliano
Romagnolo di Emanuele Schintu
Japan Tokyo
Ayako Naito

FGA/DGA
New Zealand Auckland
Jill Towers

FGA/DGA
South Africa Cape Town
The Gem Lab
South Africa Guateng
Craig Thomas

FGA
Switzerland Geneva
David Craft,
Gabriel Arredondo
Switzerland Morges
Adelmo Venturelli

FGA
Australia Brisbane
Ross Chapman

FGA
UK Ayrshire
Alan Hodgkinson

FGA/DGA
UK Jersey
Arthur Hill

FGA
UK Midlands
Gwyn Green

FGA/DGA
UK Coventry
K.A.T.E.

FGA/DGA
UK Maidstone
Kerry Gregory

FGA/DGA
UK Edinburgh
Pauline Jamieson

FGA
UK London
Rachel Warner

FGA/DGA
USA Arizona
Eric Fritz

FGA/DGA
USA New York
FIT

FGA/DGA
USA Tennessee
JTV Gemological Training Center



Are you a school, college or university that is interested in becoming a GAPP centre? Contact education@gem-a.com to find out how to apply.





  Help & Support



For advice and guidance please email education@gem-a.com or telephone us on +(44) 0207 404 3334 .