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The Recertification Exam is Here!

Thursday, August 20, 2020  
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Recertification exam 2020 booklet coverCalling all titleholders: did you receive the recent email announcing the launch of the 2020 recertification exam?

This year, we have a dedicated webpage for the exam. From there, you’ll be able to access the online version of the exam, purchase the printed version, read about the exam policies, and more. Please visit to get started!

Completion of this annual recertification exam proves your commitment to ethics, education, and consumer protection, and is a demonstration to your customers that you have the knowledge and skills to perform your professional function.

Click here to watch a special video on the importance of recertifying your credential from Sarah Person, CG, Chair of the AGS Education Committee.

Once you recertify, promote your credentials! Visit the Recertification Resource page and click on "Promote Your Credentials" for ideas on how you can let your clients and the community know about your achievement.

Please note that the deadline to submit your exam is October 16, 2020.

Congratulations to the credentialed members of the AGS community! Thank you for your ongoing commitment to continuing your education and furthering your professionalism. Please contact us at or visit if you have any questions.


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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