Frequently asked questions about our educational programs
What are the different programs offered in the Education section?
At the Gold Buying Training Program we offer two options; Distance Education and Local Seminars.
Distance Education, which consists in eLearning and, in some cases, additional materials such as an illustrated copy of the entire curriculum, samples of forms and DVDs.
Local seminars are provided year-round, mainly in South Florida. We do travel, if that is the need. These seminars are hands-on and they last from two to 3 days, depending on the size of the group and are a great way to engage and practice under competent supervision.
What are eLearning Courses?
eLearning courses are classes learned through the internet. They can be accessed from any computer or device connected to a wi-fi connection. There are many different types of eLearning courses which contain videos and other interactive portals.
What are the benefits of Distance Education?
The benefits of Distance education are several; you learn at your own pace, from wherever is more comfortable, on your own time and terms. You can be laying on your couch or sitting in a café while you learn and practice.
What is the difference between the Basic Program and the Complete Program within the Distance Education?
Both Programs grant access to the same online portal containing the videos and documents. While the Basic Program is more affordable, the Complete Program includes Printed materials, such as a well illustrated syllabus of the course, sample forms and the DVD containing all the videos.
Can anyone enroll into the Complete Course?
Unfortunately we only ship to: USA, Canada, the UK, Ireland, the Netherland, Belgium, Luxemburg, Germany, France, Austria, Switzerland, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Spain, Italy, Israel, Australia, New Zeeland, Japan and South Korea.
Can I get a completion Certificate?
You have a very generous 120 days from date of purchase until you contact us to test through skype. Although it is good to get our certification, as you will learn in the course, getting certified by other government institutions is essential. There will be an additional cost for the certificate with the basic silver membership.
What costs will I incur in addition to Distance Education tuition?
There will be no additional costs once you have purchased the course, and you will automatically acquire silver membership. When you decide to upgrade to gold or platinum memberships then there will be an additional cost. If you need certain kind of customer support when making transactions or testing for precious metal there will be an additional cost with silver membership. If you require a certificate from the Gold Buying Training there will be an additional cost with the silver membership.
Where can I get the instruments needed to complete the Gold buying course?
Please visit our Tools and Equipment section for a great selection of products. Please remember that unfortunately we only ship to: USA, Canada, the UK, Ireland, the Netherland, Belgium, Luxemburg, Germany, France, Austria, Switzerland, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Spain, Italy, Israel, Australia, New Zeeland, Japan and South Korea.
Where and when can I attend a local course?
You can either attend to one of our scheduled seminars or you can request one yourself. Please visit our calendar of events to see availability and feel free to contact us for any additional information about scheduling a seminar or bringing one to you.
Can I organize a seminar where I live?
You can schedule a gold buying training seminar in your location. We will travel to most places, the price for that will be negotiated on a case basis. Please contact us for any additional information about scheduling a seminar or bringing one to you.
What if I already purchased the Distance Education Training Program and I still want to attend or organize a local Seminar?
When you attend any of our local seminars you receive a copy of all printed materials, such as a well illustrated printed booklet of the course, sample forms and the DVD containing all the videos.
What are the different types of memberships and what is the difference between them?
We offer three different memberships; silver, gold and platinum. When you purchase the course you get automatic silver membership with the one-time payment of your course, which includes the course and online updates. Gold and Platinum Memberships include a certificate of completion, personalized customer service, via email or phone, updates to the course sent by mail, and discounts on many of our products and services.
How do I sign-up for membership?
What do I get for a Silver Membership, what do I get for a Gold Membership and what do I get with the Platinum Membership?
Gold and Platinum Memberships include a certificate of completion, personalized customer service, via email or phone, updates to the course sent by mail, and discounts on many of our products and services. Platinum members get unlimited customer service, a complementary basic gold buying kit in the mail and, per request, precious metal pieces and other physical examples for training and practice purposes.