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.

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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