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Recertification Recap

Tuesday, December 20, 2016   (0 Comments)
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In keeping with the American Gem Society's (AGS) strategic goals of updating our learning delivery methods, this year's annual Recertification Exam was 100% online. This has been an exciting first step in AGS's transition to online learning. With almost 2,000 titleholders and designees taking the exam in the new format, it was a resounding success! Thank you for your feedback and participation, and congratulations on your commitment to ongoing professional development.

We want to recognize the less than 8% of Recertification examinees that scored an impressive 100% on their first attempt of the test. Click here to see the 2016 Recertification Honor Roll.

If you are a titleholder that is overdue on completing your annual Recertification, log into AGS PRO to complete your Recertification as soon as possible. A $50 late fee will apply.

Be sure to display your Recertification certificate at your store, and share your accomplishment with your customers and peers. One great way to get the word out is through social media. Many members posted photos of their credentials and certificates, and we featured some in a "Titleholders Takeover" on our AGS Instagram page.

To further help you celebrate the completion of your exam, we ran the first of our Conclave contests for the members-only Facebook group. The winner was Debra Stellinga Joseph, who received a free Conclave registration. To join our members only Facebook group, click here. To follow us on Instagram, click here. Post your credentials in our group and we will share the photo on Instagram!

You hold the only true credentials in the jewelry industry and that's something to be proud of. Congratulations to all!



Mission Statement

The American Gem Society (AGS) is a nonprofit trade association of fine jewelry professionals dedicated to setting, maintaining and promoting the highest standards of ethical conduct and professional behavior through education, accreditation, recertification of its membership, gemological standards, and gemological research.

The Society is committed to providing educational products to inform and protect the consumer and to contributing to the betterment of the trade by creating industry standards to protect the jewelry-buying public and the fine jewelry industry as a whole.

AGS Laboratories, founded to support the AGS mission, is a nonprofit diamond grading laboratory with a mission of consumer protection. Adhering to the AGS Diamond Grading Standards, AGS Laboratories is dedicated to offering diamond grading reports that provide consistency and accuracy based on science.

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