Updated: Oct 29
ARCB testing gives recognition on the national level. It distinguishes professionalism and brings credibility to the practitioner.
You have 12 months from completion of all portions of your Application (fee payments, and school verification forms, documentation) to schedule an exam date/location.
If you do not test within 2 years, a refund will be forfeited.
1. Be 18 years of age or older;
2. Have a high school diploma or the equivalent;
3. Have completed a 30 hours of reflexology instruction with a receipt(s) of School Verification Form(s)
4. Complete ARCB Foot Certification - a passing grade of all exams.
The Hand Exam process involves several steps:
1) Submit the APPLICATION FORM
2) Pay the APPLICATION FEE (includes a non-refundable $50 processing and $65 background check) - see the website SHOP tab for more information.
3) Submit the AUTHORIZATION TO RELEASE EDUCATION RECORDS -
4) Submit the SCHOOL VERIFICATION FORM
5) Submit your CLIENT DOCUMENTATION records - You may submit the documentation portion of your exam either before or up to 6 months after taking the written exam.
6) If you need testing accommodations please submit the ACCOMMODATION REQUEST Form
and, if necessary, the DOCUMENTATION NEED FOR TEST ACCOMMODATIONS
The examination process is divided into 3 separate components:
Written Exam - The written test is broken down into two sections, “Anatomy & Physiology” and “Reflexology” and tests tests theoretical knowledge and analytical skills.
Practical - tests ability to find reflex points, techniques including pressure & flow and communication skills
Documentations - tests the ability to document and make professional assessments
THE WRITTEN EXAM
The written exam consists of 150 questions.
The time limit for the hand exam is ninety (90) minutes.
THE PRACTICAL EXAM
The practical exam consists of a 15–20-minute hands-on examination in which the candidate works on and communicates with the proctor. Practical skill is judged on the same components defined on the foot exam.
Candidates will submit 20 documentations. They are given six (6) months from the date of the written exam to comply with this portion.
The Documentation portion of the examination involves submission of 20 documentations, which may be seeing 10 clients twice for a total of 20 one-hour sessions.
EXAM AND RE-TESTING FEES
Registration and fees must be paid in full 60 days prior to the exam date. ARCB encourages 3 months of study before you exam date.
The exam fee includes a $50.00 non-refundable processing fee and $65 background check requirement. In the event of cancellation of an exam date by the ARCB, a 30-day notice will be given to the candidates.
After 24 months the fee is no longer refundable.
If an applicant fails one or two portions of the exam (written, practical or documentation) a re-test fee of $50.00 is charged for each failed portion. If all three portions of the exam are failed, a retest fee of $150.00 is charged.
CANCELLATION BY CERTIFICANT
Certificant will notify ARCB prior to examination date with reasons for cancellation.
Reasons may include medical emergencies, death in the family or any unforeseen events. All are considered on a case-by-case basis. The applicant must reschedule within one year or forfeit the refund.
Submit your CLIENT DOCUMENTATION records - You may submit the documentation portion of your exam either before or up to 6 months after taking the written exam.