After completing the repertoire: Kinko-Ryu Honkyoku and Gaikyoku, Neza-Sa-Ha Ryu Honkyoku and Meian-style Honkyoku, going through the levels of Shoden (Beginner), Chuden (Intermediate), and Okuden (Advanced), the student achieves the level of Kaiden (ability to play the repertoire).

After an accelerated "teaching-level" course, the student can receive his Gemei (professional name), and a teaching license at the level of Jun-Shihan. Higher levels can also be achieved: Shihan (Master), and Dai-Shihan (Grand-Master). To date, the licenses and names given out by Nyogetsu are in chronological order (1980 to present):