Pre-Convention Courses

Diamond Clarity Grading

Gemological Institute of America

Monday, June 22, 2020 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Monday, June 22, 2020 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

ADDITIONAL REGISTRATION AND FEE REQUIRED. Option for registering for this course will be offered in the online registration process for Pawn Expo. 

This seminar provides an overview of GIA’s Clarity Grading System along with hands-on practice evaluating the clarity of mounted diamonds. It will cover clarity grading, proper loupe technique, and the limitations of grading a mounted diamond.

 

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Pawn/Dealers in Precious Metals/MSB Certification

Robert Frimet

Monday, June 22, 2020 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

ADDITIONAL REGISTRATION AND FEE REQUIRED. Option for registering for this course will be offered in the online registration process for Pawn Expo. 

This four-hour course will cover detailed requirements for pawnbrokers, dealers in precious metals and MSB’s (money Service business). It is a two-part course and you may register for one or both parts independently:

Who should attend?

  • Business owners
  • Compliance Officers
  • Store Managers

Pawn/Dealers in Precious Metals (2 hours) $79.00

  • Anti-Money Laundering (AML) regulatory requirements
  • The importance of an independent review and Risk Assessment
  • 8300 requirements. When and how to file them
  • Enhanced Due Diligence. How to implement
  • Suspicious activity reports for Dealers in precious metals activity
  • Handling requests from law enforcement
  • IRS examinations – the Do’s and Don’ts

Money Service Business (MSB) (90 minutes) $69.00

  • MSB Anti-Money Laundering (AML) Bank Secrecy Act requirements 
  • The meaning of EDD, CDD, KYC, and how to execute these policies within your business
  • Keeping you banked- What the banks and regulators look for
  • How to properly file CTR’s SAR’s Monetary Instrument and wire logs.

Certificates of completion will be issued at the conclusion of the course. You may take one or both sections. Pre-registration is required. Course generally meets CE requirements in applicable states.