ISG Student Registration Contract

Please read this information fully before enrolling in your ISG Individual Course. This agreement establishes your rights and responsibilities as an ISG student.

The ISG Course Program has been established for (1) those who would like to begin your education in gemology with the final goal of attaining the ISG Registered Gemologist Appraiser or ISG Registered Gemologist programs, and (2) those who would like to study certain aspects of gemology without committing to a full course program. The ISG Courses are presented in mobile friendly format here on this website:, which has been established specifically for ISG Course delivery. Once you register and pay your tuition fee, you will be able to begin your study immediately.  

Completion of the ISG Individual Courses will apply toward earning your ISG Registered Gemologist Appraiser  or ISG Registered Gemologist Diplomas if your goal is to complete those programs. However, the ISG Catalog of Courses is open to anyone wishing to study gemology without the need to complete a full diploma program.

Access to Courses After Completion will end. Once you complete a course and receive your ISG Certificate of Completion, your access to that course will end. We encourage you to download the course notes via PDF for your future reference as access to the course will end upon your successful completion of that course. 

Certificates of Completion are awarded for all courses in the ISG Individual Course Program. You will be able to print a temporary certificate upon completion of the course, with your full ISG Certificate of Completing being sent via US Postal Service within 2 – 4 weeks. 

No equipment is required to complete the ISG Individual Courses. However, once the Individual Courses are completed and the student would like to complete the RG or RGA programs, the practical testing exercises and final exams for the RG and RGA are available to the student and will require that you have access to gemological equipment. Please contact the ISG office for any questions on this issue. All ISG Individual Course Students are approved to purchase the special RGA or RG Gem Equipment Packages at the special ISG Student Rate, after completion of all Individual Courses outlined for your program. Purchase of these special equipment packages is available only after completion of the Individual Courses and the upgrade to the Practicals and Finals Program has been completed.

Legal Jurisdiction. The International School of Gemology Inc. is an independent, non-profit education corporation established in the State of Texas, registered in Bexar County, Texas, USA, and approved as a 501(c)3 Non-Profit, Tax Exempt charity. It is agreed that all parties will abide by the laws of the State of Texas in all matters relating to this agreement, and that in the case of any dispute, the legal jurisdiction of resolution shall be Bexar County, Texas.

Right of Cancellation.
The Student has the right to cancel this agreement within 3 days (72 hours) of registration, based on the laws of the State of Texas, USA and the elements of this agreement.  By registering for ISG Courses the student acknowledges that you have read this Student Registration Agreement, the Student agrees to all rights and limitations set forth in this agreement. The Student further agrees to not make any attempt to create a credit card charge back after this 3 day time limit. The student will have access to the written course notes sections in order that a full evaluation of the course material can be made during the initial 3 day time period. Full refunds will be given to anyone who requests same within this 3 day review period based on the above.  Anyone experiencing extenuating circumstances may call the ISG office and we will work with you whenever possible.

Maintain Services. The ISG agrees to provide the courses in a 24 hour internet based format, and to provide all due diligence in maintaining the website services, course quality, timely customer service, and support for The Student. ISG office hours will be 0900 until 1400 hrs CST Monday through Friday.

Program Items.
The ISG reserves the right to alter items listed in any equipment package at any time based on availability of gemstones and/or gemological equipment. In the event that an item is added or removed from a package, that change will be published in advance of the change whenever possible. However, the ISG reserves the right to make changes and substitutions of equal or greater value if the availability of certain items becomes limited.

Hold Harmless.
The Student agrees to hold harmless the ISG and all employees for loss of service due to internet service provider problems, Acts of God, Acts of War, criminal acts against the website by hackers, and any other problems resulting in loss of access to the ISG internet courses that are beyond the direct control of the ISG.

Respect of Copyrights.
The Student agrees that the ISG course materials are copyrighted by the ISG, and further agrees to not copy, publish, or otherwise disseminate the ISG course materials for any reason other than their own personal study and reference. Any violation of the ISG copyrights by the student will require the student to pay all legal costs and expenses for the ISG to defend our copyrights and recover our damages.

Professional Conduct Code.
The Student agrees to conduct themselves in a professional and courteous manner at all times when dealing with other students and ISG staff members. This includes, but is not limited to, emails, forums board participation, and phone calls. Violations of the professional conduct agreement may lead to temporary or permanent suspension at the discretion of the ISG.

Registration Activation: Individual Courses begin immediately.  Once you complete the ISG Registration Form by creating an account with this website, you will be able to start your course immediately by accessing it through your PROFILE page. For any questions please contact the ISG: 210-695-5520.

By completing the ISG Individual Course Tuition Payment you acknowledge and agree to the above Student Agreement Contract and agree to abide by the conditions of registration as set forth.

Please note: The ISG Individual Course program is protected by SSL Certificate. All information provided or requested is encrypted for your internet safety. We do not ever share your information in any form to any other parties.