Rules for the Implementation
Of the International Health Qigong Duan System
Article 1 On the basis of the International Health Qigong Duan System (hereinafter referred to as the "International Duan System"), the Rules for the Implementation of the International Health Qigong Duan System are hereby promulgated to regulate the application, examination, and review and approval procedures of the International Health Qigong Duan System, define the responsibilities and improve efficiency,
Article 2 The International Health Qigong Federation (hereinafter referred to as "IHQF") entrusts the Chinese Health Qigong Association with administering the examination and evaluation at the Pre-Duan, Junior Duan, Intermediate Duan, Advanced Duan and Honorary Duan levels.
Article 3 Other member associations that are qualified may submit an application to IHQF and may, subject the latter's approval, be authorized to conduct examination and evaluation at the Pre-Duan and Junior Duan levels.
Article 4 An examination and evaluation hosted by the Chinese Health Qigong Association may either be combined with promotional activities carried out by IHQF or the Chinese Health Qigong Association, or organized as a special event. To organize a special examination and valuation, an IHQF member organization may apply for such an examination and valuation only if the number of applicants for the Duan exam requested reaches 20 or more in one filed application and the examination and evaluation will need to be carried out inside China.
Article 5 Duan applicants must submit in a uniform manner and through their member organization, on IHQF's official website (www.ihqfo.org)one month prior to the examination, their application information as well as evaluation fees.
Article 6 The examination and evaluation organizer is responsible for reviewing the application information and providing feedback to the applying organization or individual the result of the review one week to 15 days prior to the examination.
Article 7 When taking part in the examination, the Duan applicant shall carry a confirmation page generated from his / her online application and wear Health Qigong performance or Duan exam attire.
Article 8 For each examination, a Duan applicant is restricted to applying for one technical Duan level only, starting from the First Duan before being promoted progressively as per the requirements of the International Duan System. No skipping Duan level application will be accepted.
Article 9 Those without a Duan level who meet the following requirements may apply for participation in the examination and evaluation for any level in the Junior Duan category.
A. The applicant is a major leader of an organization which is legally registered in his / her country or region.
B. The organization has certain social influence locally and aspires for the promotion, education, teaching and training of Health Qigong in the years ahead.
C. The individual has practiced Health Qigong for over one year and his/her organization has more than 50 Health Qigong enthusiasts or practitioners.
Article 10 For each examination and evaluation, an evaluation group shall be established under the IHQF International Duan System. Members of the examination and evaluation group shall wear Health Qigong Duan attire or official attire when judging results on site.
Article 11 After combining the results of the theoretical and technical routine examinations, the evaluation group shall make a decision as to whether the applicant for Fifth Duan and under should be promoted, make an announcement and confer the appropriate Duan certificate on the spot. For an applicant for a level that is above Fifth Duan, the evaluation group shall also form on site an opinion on his/her promotion or otherwise, before submitting its recommendation to the examination and evaluation organizer for review and approval. An applicant who failed a technical routine exam shall be allowed one make-up exam on site.
Article 12 At the conclusion of the examination and evaluation, the evaluation group shall put in order in good time all the examination and evaluation materials and hand over to the examination and evaluation organizer, inter alia, the theoretical examination papers, technical examination results schedule and the Compendium Table of International Health Qigong Duan Examination and Evaluation, for review, approval and archiving.
Article 13 The examination and evaluation organizer shall publish the results of the examination on IHQF's official website within 30 business days of the conclusion of the examination and evaluation.
Article 14 In the event that a Duan Certificate (sample attached) is lost or damaged by accident, an application may be submitted to the examination and evaluation organizer for a replacement. When applying, the applicant shall submit on IHQF's official website an Application Form for Replacement of the International Health Qigong International Duan Certificate, along with a replacement administration fee of USD 20.
Article 15 The present Rules shall be implemented as of 1st August 2016, subject to interpretation by the International Health Qigong Federation.