"Cogniscenti" is a simple nomenclature for any member of The Church of Cognizance. There are ranks within the membership of "Cogniscenti". Upon simply joining the Church of Cognizance one would be considered an "Initiate Cogniscenti". With study and understanding of the structure and beliefs of the COC, and communication with an "Enlightened Cogniscenti", an "Initiate Cogniscenti" may become an "Ordained Cogniscenti" at the will and discretion of any single "Enlightened Cogniscenti"; and this new level of membership will be reflected in the online database once the main COC Cultural Information Center is made aware of the newly "Ordained Cogniscenti". To become and "Enlightened Cogniscenti" requires approval of all current "Enlightened Cogniscenti".