Effective July, 2019

Although the number of lessons is not the only determining factor for certificates, the list below represents the current guidelines for the amount of study necessary for each grade.  An understanding of the knowledge and principles inherent to the certificate is also necessary before the certificate can be granted.

  • Level 1 (NYUMON) ...=>12 lessons

Name plate accompanies certificate

  • Level 2 (SHODEN)...=>12 lessons

Name plate and “The Book of Ikebana, Part I” accompanies certificate

  • Level 3 (CHUDEN)...=>16 lessons

Name plate and “The Book of Ikebana, Part II” accompanies certificate

  • Level 4 (KAIDEN)...=>16 lessons

Name plate and “The Book of Ikebana, Part III” accompanies certificate

  • Level 5 (KASHO)...=>24 lessons

Teacher’s Assistant
Preliminary RIKKA study may begin.
Name plate and “The Book of Ikebana, Part IV” accompany certificate

  • Level 6 (JUNKAKYO)...=>24 lessons

Instructor of Ikebana 3rd Grade
RIKKA study officially begins at this level.
USUBAN stand may be used.

  • Level 7 (Junkakan)...=>24 lessons

Instructor of ikebana, 2nd Grade

  • Level 8 (Junkako)...=>24 lessons

Instructor of Ikebana, 1st grade
KABAN stand may be used

  • Level 9 (KAKYO)...=>30 lessons

Assistant professor of ikebana, 3rd grade
TOKOGAMAE may be used

  • Level 10 (KAKAN)...=>30 lessons

Assistant professor of ikebana, 2nd grade

  • Level 11 (KAKO)...=>30 lessons

Assistant professor of ikebana, 1st grade
KISSHI-MAKU may be used

  • Level 12 (SOKAKYO)...=>50 lessons

Assistant professor of ikebana, 1st grade
SUIRENNOMA may be used

  • Level 13 (SOKAKAN)...=>50 lessons

Professor of ikebana, 2nd grade

  • Level 14 (SOKAKO)...=>50 lessons

Professor of ikebana, 1st grade
Arranging within the TOKOGAMAE is permitted

Advancement for Levels 15 through 18 is based upon activities done since last certificate, awards received, number of students receiving teaching certificates, etc..

  • Level 15 (JUNKATOKU)...=>40 years of age
  • Level 16 (SOKATOKU)...=>45 years of age
  • Level 17 (FUKASOKATOKU)...=>50 years of age
  • Level 18 (SOKATOKU)...=>55 years of age