Any person seeking to learn and practice the Athicca tradition may do so either as a solitary or with the guidance of an eligible Athiccan, often within a coven. This starts the journey to the three levels of achievement. Each level is separated by a minimum of a year and a day, although the time spent in each stage may be longer, if necessary.
Before being recognized as an Athiccan witch, a dedicant serves as an Apprentice while learning the fundamental principles and practices of the tradition. If learning from a vested Athiccan, then that person acts as the Principal and oversees the Apprentice's early studies.
The primary product of this education is the establishment of the Apprentice's personal Book of Shadows and Grimoire, detailing the ways of the Athicca tradition and emphasizing any of the Apprentice's specific areas of interest.
Apprentices are allowed to perform solitary rituals and magick, but may not participate in rituals or magick done by other Athiccan witches, with the exception of the Principal.
- First Achievement - Athiccan Fellow
Upon proficiency of basic knowledge and practices, adherence to the Athiccan Code, and, if applicable, deemed ready and worthy by the Principal, an Apprentice will be granted recognition as a Fellow. This marks the first achievement and formal initiation as a witch into the Athicca tradition.
From this point forward, the Principal has only a peripheral role in the witch's continuing education and activities, remaining available for consultation when needed.
A Fellow assumes a witch name and is allowed to participate in rituals and magick performed by other Athiccan witches, but may not lead these workings.
- Second Achievement - Athiccan Senior
When advanced awareness and expertise of tradition practices has been demonstrated, then the title of Senior will be bestowed, signifying the second achievement.
Seniors are permitted to plan and lead rituals involving other Athiccan members and are generally looked upon to advise and assist anyone in the tradition who seeks support.
A Senior may also serve as a Principal for an Apprentice.
- Third Achievement - Athiccan Elder
The final achievement is recognition as an Elder. This may be granted, generally with the endorsement of an established Elder, when great contributions to the tradition are acknowledged, and mastery and embodiment of its principles are demonstrated.
All Elders are looked upon as role models and sources of inspiration for other witches.
An Elder may form a new coven, if so desired, and is then charged with overseeing its activities. In addition, an Elder may be called upon to assist in governing the tradition or directing its evolution.