Conclave 2019  •  April 8-10, 2019  •  Register Today!

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Are you almost finished with your educational requirements, but still need to take the final? Schedule a proctored exam for the 2-Diamond Practical exam that is the final part of the AGS Way Course. Appointments are required. Contact AGS Education at by March 5 to secure your exam time.


Take advantage of your Conclave attendance and complete your Colorvision screening. This quick, 10-minute test is only required for individuals who have recently earned their CGA title and is strongly recommended if you do colored gemstone evaluations or appraisals. Appointments are preferred.


Stay up-to-date with the AGS Appraisal Standards with experts and CGA Instructors, Laura Stanley and Joel Hassler, who have trained under the leadership of Cos Altobelli, ECGA. Your appraisal document is a statement of your overall quality as a retail jeweler. It’s important to know how changes in the jewelry industry impact the way you perform appraisals in accordance with AGS Appraisal Standards. There are many options to further your appraisal knowledge and education: take the Certified Gemologist Appraiser classes and exam, or refresh your knowledge and get vital updates at the Conclave exclusive CGA Clinic.


Hands-on classes are often the most popular sessions at Conclave! Get hands-on gemology updates and expertise from the world renowned experts. Registration is NOT required, but the classes are on a first-come, first-served basis. Once all seats are filled, the doors will be closed.

The Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP)     USPAP Logo

Come to Conclave early and take the Personal Property course of the The Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP). This course will be offered April 6-7, 2019, hosted by AGS appraiser David Rotenberg, Emeritus CGA, and taught by AGS Independent Certified Gemologist Appraiser, Mona Miller, ICGA.

The USPAP is the generally recognized ethical and performance standards for the appraisal profession in the United States. USPAP was adopted by Congress in 1989, and contains standards for all types of appraisal services. Compliance is required for state-licensed and state-certified appraisers involved in federally-related real estate transactions, and now, personal property as well. USPAP is updated every two years so that appraisers have the information they need to deliver unbiased and thoughtful opinions of value.

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To become a real property appraiser in the United States, appraisers must take the 15-Hour National USPAP Course (or its equivalent).

Open to both AGS members and non-members, this course is a must-attend because:

  • USPAP compliance is required for any IRS appraisal report over $20,000
  • It will expand your appraisal report writing knowledge
  • You will learn consistency in appraisal reports
  • You will learn about Type of Values & Research techniques
  • USPAP appraisal reports are more credible and accepted over non-USPAP appraisal reports
  • It will enable you to acquire more advanced assignments = More revenue to you!

Price is $495 for the 15-Hour National USPAP course.

10% off for AGS members
10% off for AGS non-members that register by January 28, 2019

Cancellation Policy

All cancellations prior to March 5, 2019 will be refundable, but will be subject to a $150.00 cancellation fee. All cancellations on, or after, March 5, 2019 will be non-refundable.

For more information on the course in April, please contact David Rotenberg, Emeritus CGA, at: