Jewelers of America offers scholarship and certification programs to advance professionalism in the fine jewelry retail industry. Through its scholarships, Jewelers of America encourages retail jewelry professionals to develop their careers through training and education. The Professional Certification program uses established national standards to test and certify the talent and proficiency of retail jewelry professionals.

Fine jewelry customers can be assured, when they shop at a Jewelers of America-member store, that they are shopping with retail jewelry professionals who are committed to superior knowledge and skill — especially those with a JA Certified Professional on staff.

For more than a decade, Jewelers of America’s certification programs have validated the service skills of jewelry industry professionals to national standards. Certification is available for:

Available exclusively to its members, Jewelers of America funds valuable scholarships from leading industry educators, including:
  • Gemological Institute of America
  • Diamond Council of America
  • Jewelers Education Foundation of American Gem Society
  • Gemmological Association of Great Britain
  • JA Bench Professional Certification

Learn more about scholarships for retailers and suppliers.
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