The American Reflexology Certification Board or also known as ARCB is a non-profit organization that aims to promote the benefits and importance of reflexology by acknowledging professional reflexologists who work hard to become board certified. One of the many principles of ARCB is that a reflexologist should keep their practice disinfected.
Everything You Need To Know
The Reflexology Association of America recognizes one national agency only, and that is the American Reflexology Certification Board. ARCB is an agency that provides national certification to board-certified reflexologists who wish to practice their craft.
They take pride in their high-quality tests and examinations that are thoroughly reviewed by experts and approves by different states and local governments.
Apart from recognizing board-certified reflexologists and providing them with national certification, the agency also aims to help reflexologists when they have concerns regarding legislative matters.
Becoming An ARCB Certified Reflexologist
If you want to become a board-certified reflexologist of the American Reflexology Certification Board, you will have to follow a step-by-step procedure in getting your national certification.
The process will begin by registering yourself and setting an appointment for hand and foot tests. For more information, their website can provide the following particulars:
- exam fees
- structure of the test
- other fees
- continuing education certification
- tips and guides, review materials, forums
- dissemination of results and scores
- retaking exams
After you become a board-certified reflexologist, you will need to complete a 12-hour continuing education course every 2 years. This is mandatory in order to maintain your certification and to avoid having it forfeited.
The Continuing Education course is often composed of different activities such as workshops, online and telephone correspondence. You may choose which kind of activity you want to include in your course, however, your choices are subject to approval by the agency.
Reflexologists over the age of 70 are no longer required to comply with the requirements as long as they inform the agency and submitted an identification document to verify their age.
How To Earn The 12-Hr. CE Credits
The agency lets their reflexologists choose their preferred activity in completing the 12-hour requirement. To earn your 12-hour credit, you will have to do the following steps:
- Choose your preferred approved activity or course. The American Reflexology Certification Board typically posts the courses to choose from on their site. All you need to do is choose which one interests you the most, pay the fees, and finish the course.
- Non-approved activities are also acknowledged by the board. However, this course must have a solid connection with the practitioner’s specialty.
- Independent study. The reflexologist may also opt to complete the 12-hr. requirement by participating in research projects, writing articles, giving lectures, or teaching. The independent study must also have a connection with the field or practice of reflexology of the practitioner. This is to promote improved professionalism and better practice.
The purpose of Continuing Education courses is to help reflexologists keep in touch with the knowledge of reflexology. By doing so, they stay updated with the new techniques and methods used nowadays.