The RE Provincial Prior, each year at the Annual Meeting in September, appoints and promotes worthy Knights to Provincial rank.

Acting Officers hold their appointment for one year, until the next Annual Meeting, and then hold the equivalent Past Rank until such time as they have a promotion conferred upon them.

At the Annual Provincial Malta Meeting in March the following year, Provincial Officers have the equivalent Provincial Malta rank conferred upon them.

Officers are designated by the particular design of badge worn on the left side of the mantle, and certain Officers may also have specific collar jewels in addition.