Completion of your reflexology education and training is required prior to sitting for the ARCB® examination. As an independent certifying testing agency, ARCB® does not recommend or endorse any school, curriculum or instructor. Important: ARCB® has not authorized or endorsed any school or instructor to state that completing their course of study will qualify the student to pass the ARCB® examination. Upon acceptance of your application to ARCB®, you will receive a Study Guide and instructions about how study and prepare for the exam. The ARCB® examination is copyrighted property and it is illegal for a school or instructor to use any portion of the examination or the Study Guide for teaching purposes.
- 25 hours of reflexology theory, history, zones, meridians and relaxation response (23%)
- 40 hours of body systems as related to reflexology; study of the leg and foot as a structure; hands-on palpation of landmarks with sensory identification of palpated areas (congested, grainy, tight, soft, etc.); a map of reflexes (reflexology chart) as they are anatomically reflected on the feet; how the body is affected by stimulation to the reflexes on the feet, as well as hands-on experience (36%)
- 30 hours of Anatomy and Physiology* (27%)
- 5 hours of business practice covering ethics and business standards, local/state laws and ordinances pertaining to the practice of reflexology (5%)
- 10 hours (or more) of supervised practicum or clinical work (9%)
* The Anatomy and Physiology portion of your training may have been taken at an accredited college or university.
See the Other National Reflexology Associations listed below for more information on schools and instructors. You may also wish to download ARCB’s® Suggestions for Selecting Your Reflexology Education.