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Heraldry Proficiency Program - Level 2 Syllabus

Note: All sections other than No's. 17 and 18 have comparable weightings. The letters in column 3 refer to the primary sources for the questions in that section, as indicated in the Level 2 References Page.

Section No. Topics Sources
1 The History and Development of Heraldry A,B
2 Heraldry - Display and Insignia
a. The Use and Display of heraldry
b. Heraldic Insignia of Rank, Office and Honour
A,B
3 Heraldic Authorities
a. Heraldic Authorities World-wide
b. The Canadian Heraldic Authority

K
L
4 Heraldic Inheritance
a. Inheritance, Cadency and Differencing
b. The Arms of Women - Differing practices

A,B
K
5 Marshalling
a. Marshalling Arms
b. Funeral Hatchments

A,B
A,B
6 The Royal Arms - History O
(Pp 12-13)
7 Ecclesiastical Heraldry D, (R)
8 Flags and Badges
a. Flags
b. Badges i) General ii) Canadian

A,B
A
9 Geometrical Forms
a. Ordinaries and Varied Fields
b. Tiercing
c. Cotising

A,D
Q
A
10 Monsters and Tinctures
a. Fabulous Beasts
b. Hatching and Tricking

A,B
A
11 Crests and other Accessories to the Shield
a. The Crest
  i) General
  ii) Royal & Provincial
b. Torse and Mantling
c. Helms and Coronets
d. Supporters and Compartments

A,H

H
A
A,I
A,B
12 Lines and Orientation
a. The Orientation of Charges
b. Lines of Partition

A
D
13 Furs, Knots and Crosses
a. The Furs
b. Knots
c. Crosses

D
D
D
14 Attitudes and Attributes of Animate Charges D
15 Advanced Heraldic Terminology (Part 1)
Heraldic names and attributes of common charges (4 questions)
D, (Q)
16 Advanced Heraldic Terminology (Part 2)
Heraldic names and attributes of common charges (4 questions)
D, (Q)
17 Blazon of a Tricked or Coloured Achievement (without supporters)
(1 question worth 6 marks)
A,P
18 Blazon of a Tricked or Coloured Achievement (with supporters)
(1 question worth 8 marks)
A,P
Total bank questions to date 764