American Reflexology Certification Board ®

Setting the highest testing standards to which Professional Reflexologists aspire since 1991.
Due to the uncertainty of when and how much the COVID-19 will affect the US population, the ARCB is suspending all testing until further notice. We will notify you as conditions change.

Exam Content

Note: This is only an outline of information over which candidates may be tested. For deeper study many sources are included in the reading list provided in the Study Guide.  The written exam consists of Part I and Part II.   WRITTEN EXAM PART ONE I. Human anatomy & physiology, kinesiology & bio-mechanics of the foot & ankle (30%-45 questions) 1. In the foot and ankle anterior and posterior name, location, and function of the: a. bones b. muscles c. tendons d. ligaments e. joints f. blood supply (veins and arteries) g. posterior tibial, median & lateral plantar nerves h. landmarks styloid process of the 5th metatarsal medial & lateral malleolus dorsalis pedis artery 2. Biomechanics and kinesiology of the ankle and foot: a. medial b. lateral c. proximal d. distal e. pronation f. supination g. abduction h. adduction i. plantar flexion j. dorsiflexion 3. Basic anatomical terminology 4. Pathology II. Reflexology (60%–90 questions)
  1. Definition
  2. Scope of Practice
  3. History
  4. Theory
  5. Reflex chart
  6. Guidelines
  7. Techniques
a. Relaxation techniques b. Working techniques
  1. Areas of emphasis
III. Business practices (10%–15 questions) 1. Code of Ethics 2. Code of Business Standards 3. Precautions 4. Client History 5. Disclaimer WRITTEN EXAM PART TWO Human Anatomy and Physiology: Body Systems (50% – 150 question) PRACTICAL FOOT HANDS-ON EXAM
  1. Location of reflexes
  2. Working the reflexes
  3. Communication skills
DOCUMENTATIONS 1. 30 total consisting of 10 clients seen 3 times each 2. Forms 3. Samples
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