How does one progress past the rank of Protector, have I missed or forgotten something or is it not mentioned anywhere?
Does taking any more of the tests or exams do anything to help promotion
Completing courses in the shadow academy always helps as well as competing in competitions. You don't necessarily need to get a lot of medals in order to be promoted, just show your superiors you are active.
You should ask your master this question. If you do not have a master then you really should get one. Your master will know the big wigs and they will most likely take his/her word for it when he asks them to promote you.
As far as specifics as to what you need to do, I believe you need to be a protector for at least 3 to 4 weeks before your acheivements can be reviewed for a promotion.
Im not in CSK, but i still know a few of the tricks, try this, scroll down and look for Protector --> Guardian. Do everything under the list, stand out, dont just do what is nessacary to get promoted, make your QUA and AED notice you, that is the best way to get promoted
/me thwacks Xhedias
I was gonna do that
But he's right just click that link