GJ202 Foundation II: Appraising Gems & Jewelry for Insurance Scheduling

Includes Multiple Live Events. The next is on 04/07/2025 at 11:00 AM (EDT)

Class Date/Time

Monday, April 7, 2025 - Friday, April 18, 2025

11:00am-5:00pm Eastern Standard Time

Class registration will close on Friday, April 4, 2025. We highly encourage those interested in attending to register ASAP so we can confirm the class. In the event we do not meet our registration minimum, the class will be cancelled.

Registration Includes

  • Access to virtual zoom sessions will be accessible via education dashboard (login required)
  • Electronic student materials*

*All course materials included with your registration are PDF Download Only items made available to students prior to the start of the class and are not for resale or distribution. All downloadable materials are accessible via your education dashboard (login required). Once eMaterials have been posted for download, the class is no longer refundable.


For those seeking accreditation with ASA, the GJ courses should be taken in order starting with GJ201. For those seeking education only (ie. not seeking accreditation), the courses may be taken out of order, however, pre-approval is required. Please contact us at education@appraisers.org to review your request. If you have previously taken PG201 or PP201 and wish to register for this course, please email education@appraisers.org so we may evaluate your request on a case by case basis. Please also ensure that your USPAP is up-to-date.

Required Pre-Course Reading

Students are required to purchase and have available during class the following texts/documents:

  • Required to purchase Personal Property Monographs: # 2, 4, 5, 6, and 7 via ASA's Shop
  • Required to have current USPAP hard copy/eBook and read Preamble, Rules, and Definitions
  • Included with registration - GJ Descriptive Elements listed in Student Manual appendix (accessible once manual is available for download)

Class Schedule

(All Times are Eastern Daylight Time, U.S.)
  • Session 1 – Monday, April 7, 11:00am - 5:00pm
  • Session 2 – Wednesday, April 9, 11:00am - 5:00pm
  • Session 3 – Friday, April 11, 11:00am - 5:00pm 
  • Session 4 – Monday, April 14, 11:00am - 5:00pm 
  • Session 5 – Wednesday, April 16, 11:00am - 5:00pm
  • Session 6 – Friday, April 18, 11:00am - 2:00pm (Final Exam)*

*The final exam will be administered and proctored as shown on the scheduled date. Exams are no longer provided in a written format and students MUST have a personal laptop or computer device to complete the secure online exam. For any exam questions or technical/logistic concerns, contact education@appraisers.org. More detailed information will be provided before class concludes.

Please note: Partial credit will not be awarded for this offering. Students must participate in all the live session(s) virtually to complete the course and receive full credit following successful completion of the final exam. The virtual session(s) will not be recorded and/or made available after class.

Continuing Education (CE) Credit

Class provides 40 ASA CE Instructional Hours (includes the final 3-hour exam)

Additional Information

ASA-accredited members (AM, ASA, FASA) who would like to attend this class will receive a 50% discount. This discount will be automatically applied at checkout.

Course Description

This course will provide appraisers with an in-depth understanding of the essential principles and processes necessary to develop and report an appraisal for the intended use of insurance scheduling. The focus of the course is the practical application of the principles learning in GJ201 with USPAP Standard 7 and Standard 8 forming the basis for the development and reporting of a gems and jewelry appraisal. Students will receive a thorough understanding of when and how to apply the primary approaches to valuation, recognizing and ranking relevant characteristics of specific types of property, core concepts of data research and reconciliation, narrative report writing and the required elements of a USPAP-compliant and ASA-compliant report. To receive credit for the course, students will construct a new appraisal report or will modify an existing appraisal report of a single item of jewelry to demonstrate their understanding of and competency in the material presented in class. Successful completion of GJ201, GJ202, and GJ203 is required for accreditation through ASA. 

Important Information

This GJ202 class is being presented via a virtual series format and will be taught by live instructor(s) over the course of (2) weeks. Students will meet virtually with the instructor(s) and engage in discussions, exercises, and post-sessions assignments. Students must participate and attend each live session in order to complete the course and receive full credit following successful completion of the exam and a required final submission of an Appraisal Report. 

Instructional Methods

Materials will be presented utilizing lecture and visual aids with student understanding enhanced through group discussions of focused assignments that will be completed in-class and between sessions.  The class will be highly interactive and students are encouraged to ask questions at any time.  There are also pre-course reading requirements.

Course Audience

This course in intended for those interested in pursuing a career in appraising gems and jewelry, currently practicing appraisers, and insurance industry professionals who regularly rely on gem and jewelry appraisals for coverage decisions.

Learning Level 


Student Requirements

Students must have the following available for all sessions:
  • Laptop or desktop computer with internet and webcam access is required.  
  • Telephone access or computer headset with microphone.
  • Printed or electronic copy of all student materials (available once eMaterials are posted)
Student must have familiarity with:
  • Google Chrome/Firefox Internet browsers.
  • Zoom and other similar software platforms.
  • To ensure the best webinar experience, test your Zoom audio/video connection on your computer and review the Zoom System Requirements prior to the first day of class.


All course materials included with you registration are PDF Download Only items made available to students prior to the start of the class and are not for resale or distribution. All downloadable materials will be made accessible via your education dashboard (login required). Once eMaterials have been posted for download, the class is no longer refundable.

Accessing eMaterials

eMaterials are provided electronically in PDF format and posted to the class within the education dashboard for all registrants to securely access prior to the start of class. Attendees should come to the class prepared with an electronic or printed copy of all eMaterials to use as a refence during class. PDF course materials are presented in color, are bookmarked, and comment enabled. When opting to print downloadable materials, it is recommended that settings be adjusted to print in black and white (or grayscale) and consider printing double-sided on recycled paper.

Certificate of Completion

A certificate will be available to view and/or download via your education dashboard following successful completion of the course, final exam, report submission and and all required components post-course. 

Mark Cartwright


Mark Cartwright, ASA, MGA is an American Society of Appraisers Master Gemologist Appraiser, GIA Graduate Gemologist and has earned the highest appraisal designations of 4 international organizations in the course of a 38 year career in the jewelry industry. Mark has been appraising jewelry since 1983 and has developed and taught numerous classes for ASA nationally.

ASA's Education Foundation recognizes students who choose to invest their time in appraisal studies by providing assistance to students demonstrating a financial need. Please visit the Educational Foundation's webpage for more information and to download an application.


Session 1 - April 7
Zoom Session #1
04/07/2025 at 11:00 AM (EDT)  |  360 minutes
04/07/2025 at 11:00 AM (EDT)  |  360 minutes Join link will be active 10 minutes before the scheduled live event. Once you click on the join link, you will be re-directed to the zoom event and the host will allow you to join shortly. If you experience technical issues joining via the link, we highly recommend to dial-in via a telephone until you are able to troubleshoot your access issue that may be related to personal settings, pop-up blockers, firewall etc. In addition, refreshing or logging off and re-joining typically resolves access issues. Please email education@appraisers.org if you've exhausted all recommended troubleshooting tips. Thank you.
Session 2 - April 9
Zoom Session #2
04/09/2025 at 11:00 AM (EDT)  |  360 minutes
04/09/2025 at 11:00 AM (EDT)  |  360 minutes
Session 3 - April 11
Zoom Session #3
04/11/2025 at 11:00 AM (EDT)  |  360 minutes
04/11/2025 at 11:00 AM (EDT)  |  360 minutes
Session 4 - April 14
Zoom Session #4
04/14/2025 at 11:00 AM (EDT)  |  360 minutes
04/14/2025 at 11:00 AM (EDT)  |  360 minutes
Session 5 - April 16
Zoom Session #5
04/16/2025 at 11:00 AM (EDT)  |  360 minutes
04/16/2025 at 11:00 AM (EDT)  |  360 minutes
Session 6 - April 18 [FINAL EXAM]
Zoom Session #6
04/18/2025 at 11:00 AM (EDT)  |  180 minutes
04/18/2025 at 11:00 AM (EDT)  |  180 minutes
GJ202 Exam - Do Not Open Until Instructed By Proctor
50 Questions  |  1 attempt  |  180 minute limit  |  75/100 points to pass  |  Graded as Pass/Fail
50 Questions  |  1 attempt  |  180 minute limit  |  75/100 points to pass  |  Graded as Pass/Fail Good luck!
Course Wrap-Up
Exam Acknowledgement
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GJ202 Course Evaluation
15 Questions
15 Questions We appreciate you taking the time to complete this course evaluation. Your feedback is vital to ASA to provide quality education and courses. Thank you in advance for your valuable feedback as it will continue to help ASA shape future educational initiatives. Sincerely, The ASA Education Team
Complete AFTER Report Submission
1 Question  |  1 attempt  |  1/1 points to pass
1 Question  |  1 attempt  |  1/1 points to pass Complete this required component ONLY after you have submitted your report to your instructor(s) Mark Cartwright and Mary Reich. The instructor(s) will confirm once credit and access to your certificate of completion can be granted. If you experience any processing delays, please reach out to your instructors and remind them to notify the education team. Thank you,
ASA Staff Verification Code
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Enter code to continue. This code will automatically be entered by ASA staff once your GJ Instructor grants permission to release access to your certificate of completion. Once the certificate is unlocked, CE credit will automatically be applied. We highly encourage you to save a copy of your certificate for your own records.
GJ202 Course Certificate
40.00 CE credits  |  Certificate available
40.00 CE credits  |  Certificate available