In IACF we are using titles and categories to classify players by their strength.
The difference between category and title is only one: player may lose his category if his strength goes down. Titles are obtained forever, it's not possible to lose a title even if you waste your strength.
To obtain a category or title, you have to reach the necessary number of IACF rating points. The necessary ratings for each category and title are described below.
|Amateur Grand Master||AGM||Title||2100||0|
|Amateur International Master||AIM||Title||2000||0|
|Amateur National Master||ANM||Title||1900||0|
|Amateur Candidate Master||ACM||Category||1800||0|
|Amateur First Category||AC1||Category||1600||0|
|Amateur Second Category||AC2||Category||1400||11|
|Amateur Third Category||AC3||Category||1200||153|