About the Hand Exam

  • Be 18 years of age or older
  • Have a high school diploma or the equivalent
  • ARCB Certification in Foot Reflexology
  • 50 Hours of Instruction
Total Hour Requirement

50 hours of instruction plus 20 ARCB documentations are required for a total of 70 hours.

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

The Written Exam has 150-questions and tests basic knowledge and understanding of hand 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

The practical test 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.


20 ARCB Documentations tests the ability to document and make professional assessments.

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.