Apply to Attend the CGC Comics Academy, a Free Grading Seminar!

Posted on 5/10/2022

Those accepted to attend will receive plenty of CGC swag, the chance to win cash prizes and maybe even a job offer!

Certified Guaranty Company® (CGC®) is thrilled to announce the first-ever CGC Comics Academy, taking place July 9-10, 2022! This two-day seminar is an opportunity to learn comic book grading from the CGC experts, test your knowledge, win prizes, submit collectibles and more. Plus, you’ll have a chance to receive a job offer from CGC!

It’s free to apply for and attend the CGC Comics Academy, but you must be 18 years of age or older, and your application must be accepted by CGC. A limited number of spaces are available. The deadline to apply is May 27 at 2 p.m. ET. The CGC team will immediately begin reviewing applications to determine who will be accepted to attend the seminar. We look forward to providing online and larger-scale educational seminars in the future. To learn more and apply, please visit the CGC Comics Academy webpage.

The CGC Comics Academy is being held in Tampa, Florida, at the Embassy Suites Tampa Downtown Convention Center. During the seminar, snacks, beverages and lunch will be provided, and afterwards, attendees are invited to a happy hour. Attendees are responsible for their own transportation and accommodations.*

The CGC Comics Academy syllabus includes Comic Grading 101, History of Comic Book Grading, the CGC Process, Live Grading Demos and more. At the end of the seminar, there will be a comic book grading test for prizes. All attendees will receive plenty of CGC swag and a CGC Comics Academy Diploma to keep.

In addition, CGC will be making compelling job offers to participants who demonstrate exceptional comic book grading skills. This is an incredible opportunity to not only see what it means to be a comic book grader, but also to become one yourself! To learn more about available positions at CGC, visit

CGC Comics Academy attendees will also be able to submit collectibles for grading during the seminar. Simply become a CGC Associate member or higher before the seminar and fill out the CGC online submission form. Then, package your collectibles with your completed submission form. To join CGC, click here. For steps on how to submit, click here. To learn how to prepare your comics for submitting, click here.

Collectibles that you may submit for grading at the CGC Comics Academy include comics (CGC®), trading cards (CGC Trading Cards™), sports cards (CSG®), coins (NGC®) and paper money (PMG®). Membership to any one of the Certified Collectibles Group® (CCG®) companies gives you submission privileges to all.

Visit the CGC Comics Academy webpage to learn more and apply.

Good luck!

*A limited number of travel/accommodation scholarships will be available. Please see the application for more details.

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