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JA to Offer Beginner Bench Jeweler Certification at GIA Carlsbad HQ

MajorsJun 24, 2024

JA to Offer Beginner Bench Jeweler Certification at GIA Carlsbad HQ

The on-site exam will be administered from Aug. 8-9.

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The two-day Certified Beginner Bench Jeweler exam will be offered at GIA’s Robert Mouawad Campus in Carlsbad, California, and be administered by a GIA professional, so no proctor is needed.
New York—Jewelers of America (JA) will be offering its Certified Beginner Bench Jeweler (CBBJ) exam at GIA’s Carlsbad campus in California from Aug. 8-9.

The CBBJ is one of three levels of certification offered by JA through its Bench Professional Certification Program.

The CBBJ exam will test on skills and knowledge generally expected of a trained entry-level bench jeweler.

The two-day exam will take place at GIA’s Robert Mouawad Campus and be administered by a GIA professional, so no proctor is needed.

JA said it will offer special pricing for on-site exam registrants.

“JA’s bench certification exam is a terrific way for individuals to validate their skills, communicate their professionalism, help their business stand out, and gain consumer confidence,” said David Bonaparte, JA’s president and CEO.

The certification program was first developed in 1997 and was relaunched last year.

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A three-day prep workshop will be offered by the GIA Alumni Collective from Aug. 5-7.

This workshop will teach participants techniques to improve their efficiency at the bench and review foundational jewelry-making practices found on the exam, JA said.

The workshop, taught by a GIA instructor, is designed to prepare test-takers with detailed information on what to expect during the exam and help them gain confidence in their skills.

To learn more about JA’s Bench Professional Certification Program and register for the CBBJ exam, visit JA’s website.

Registration for the exam is due by July 1.

Visit GIA’s website for more information and to register for the prep workshop.

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