A Jedi Knight is the middle rank within the Jedi Order. When a padawan is of the right knowledge and skill, he can partake in the trials. The trials are a series of tests in which a padawan must endure to become a Jedi Knight. The next rank after Knight is Master. Many Jedi Knights will never achieve the rank of master. This status is bestowed upon by the Jedi Council. The only Jedi to never partake in the Jedi Trails was Anakin Skywalker, and he was Knighted in a secret ceremony during the height of the Clone Wars.