The American Reflexology Certification Board® is an independent testing agency for the field of reflexology. ARCB® is a legally constituted, non-government entity incorporated under California Law as a non-profit corporation and is IRS tax exempt. It has been set up precluding self interest and private financial gain to serve the Reflexology field and protect public safety. ARCB's® primary aim is to accomplish this through certifying the competency of those reflexologists practicing professionally who meet certain standards. In keeping with industry and professional standards, effective January 1, 2020, all applicants for certification will be required to pass a background check before taking the exam. A second objective is to act as a national referral board for certified practitioners.