As early as 1986 in an article “Consider the Profession” in Reflexions, Jan/Feb/Mar issue, reflexologists began discussing the need for a certifying board within the profession. Then on January 20, 1989 Larry Clemmons of Chicago sent out an invitation to leaders in the field to join him in developing some kind of accrediting board to test professional reflexologists. This began the works toward a Certification program. Under development for several years ARCB® was formally founded in March 1991 with legal incorporation. Nationally known educators were invited to participate in the study guide development as well as the initial test. The first certification test was given in Los Angeles, California on January 12, 1992.