About the Foot Exam

  • Be 18 years of age or older;
  • Have a high school diploma or the equivalent
  • 110 Hours of Instruction
  • School/Teacher Verification Form
Total Hour Requirement:

110 instruction hours plus 90 ARCB documentations are required for a total of 200 hours.

There Are Three Parts to the Foot Examination:
The Written  Exam

The exam consists of 300 questions and tests basic knowledge and understanding of Reflexology and anatomy. A study guide will be sent to assist you in your review work. Test question answers are either true/false or multiple choice.

The Practical Exam

Assesses your “hands-on” and client/practitioner communication skills relevant to reflexology. Techniques are graded on knowledge and performance of the American Standard thumb and finger walking, flow, and pressure. During this portion you will also be asked questions to test your communication skills.

90 Documentations

Tests your ability to detect areas of sensitivity, record your observations, and monitor work on the clients and their reactions.

If You Do Not Meet the Requirements

If  an application is denied a letter explaining why the applicant does not meet testing requirements is sent.  Additional information may be requested and the file reviewed.  Upon second denial the applicant may write to the Appeals/Grievance Committee for special consideration.

ARCB does not discriminate on the basis of age, nationality, ethnic origin, color, language, sex, sexual orientation, religion or physical limitations.