YRTQA certified Black Belts are Members who hold YRTQA Black Belt Chu Duan (1st Degree) and higher ranking. YRTQA Chu Duan level Black Belts and the YRTQA Shizu may promote others unilaterally up to, but not above, the rank of Black Belt Chu Duan. 

Er Duan (2nd Degree) and higher rank can only be awarded by a quorum of the YRTQA Board of Examiners per the Duan Rank System guidelines and with the final approval of the Director. 

There is no charge to Members who are promoted to the rank of 2nd Degree Black Belt or higher.