As stated on their web site “Rank is a valuable tool of our trade. As you are aware there are many instructors that give themselves whatever rank or pay big money to mail order organizations to obtain a rank or belt of their choice. This happens daily!” Odd that they would start out by telling you to be careful of organizations such as theirs.
As stated on the web site “We agree it should not be this way. However, there is nothing like authenticity!! That's us, the XXX. We do not grant rank to anyone! Each candidate must meet certain requirements before we will authorize rank. Our International Advisory Board Members must all agree before ranks are bestowed.” Sounds as if Bill Clinton wrote this; they say they do not “grant” rank to anyone, they “bestow” it. Must be really difficult to get “bestowed” rank (ha!) since “all” board members must agree, There must be a lot of board members since any 5th degree and above ranks they “bestow” are automatically made board members.