Industry Recognition

The Insurance Institute of Jewelry Appraisal is proud to be recognized by the industry’s leading organizations and associations. We work hand-in-hand with these fine groups to insure that our programs are of value to the industry, and that our programs are up-to-date on the latest information and knowledge. Please take a moment and review this list of organizations and associations that recognize and/or certify our programs, and those of which we are members.


Texas Department of Insurance

The Insurance Institute of Jewelry Appraisal is a Certified Continuing Education Provider for the Texas Department of Insurance and most other States in the US. Our courses are peer reviewed and re-certified every 2 years by licensed insurance professionals directly involved in jewelry insurance. We are the only gemology and appraisal school in the world created and operated by licensed jewelry insurance professionals.

National Association of Jewelry Appraisers

The NAJA is the world’s finest education and membership association specifically devoted to jewelry appraisal and appraisers. The IIJA Registered Gemologist Appraiser and Registered Gemologist Diplomas are recognized and accepted by the NAJA, providing you with the assurance that our programs are reviewed and recognized by the jewelry appraisals industry.


American Gem Trade Association

Open only to the top gemstone trade members in the industry, the AGTA is the premier association for all levels of the colored gemstone industry. The IIJA is pleased to have been recognized for our education and support of the colored gemstone industry by being voted membership in the AGTA.



Diamond Council of America

The Insurance Institute of Jewelry Appraisal is proud to be a member of the DCA, and to offer special scholarships to our IIJA Global Community for DCA education programs. The jewelry sales programs of the DCA are the finest in the world, and add a whole new dimension to your IIJA education. We provide a partial scholarship to you in order for you to extend your professional training and increase your ability to get employment or make your own business more successful.


Jewelers of America

The Insurance Institute of Jewelry Appraisal is proud to be a Supplier Member of the Jewelers of America. The JA membership is a symbol of professional ethics and standing in the industry, and the IIJA is pleased to be counted as part of that elite group within our industry.



Manufacturing Jewelers and Suppliers Association

The MJSA is the industry’s largest organization of manufacturers and suppliers, and the ISG is pleased to be a long time member of the MJSA. The recognition of the ISG RGA and RG programs by the industry manufacturers and suppliers is an important testament to the quality of our programs.


Cultured Pearl Association of North America

The Cultured Pearl Association of North America recognizes the ISG Pearls Course and our commitment to furthering the education and marketing of pearls throughout the world. Our Pearls Course is one of the finest in the industry, and our position as members of the Cultured Pearl Association of North America is testament to that position.


Polygon is an professional online community of the top jewelers and suppliers in the industry. Only the top professionals are allowed membership on this special insider community site. The IIJA has maintained membership on Polygon for many years.