What Questions to Ask

Questions to Ask of a Program 

  1. How many in-class hours are in the program?
  2. Are there any prerequisites to the program?
  3. Ask if the program is an intro course or a specialty/advanced course (i.e. focus on meridians, clinical applications, hospice/elder care, pediatrics, pregnancy, sports, etc.)
  4. Is the reflexology course a free-standing course or part of another program, like massage?
  5. What subjects are covered in the program? Anatomy/Physiology, reflexology theory and hands-on practice?
    • Functional reflexology requires training in body systems i.e. physiology within reflexology education is further studied according to body systems and their interaction – ideally a separate course and taught by a reflexologist.
  6. Does the school have a particular slant on reflexology such as from an energy viewpoint, or the meridians of Traditional Chinese Medicine?
  7. Is reflexology knowledge supported by courses in business or communication skills?
  8. How long does it take to complete the program?
  9. Does the program offer certification or diploma of completion upon conclusion of a course beyond the introductory level?
  10. What is the maximum number of students per class? Or, what is the teacher-student ration?
  11. If advertised as a school, is the school licensed/registered/approved by the State’s Department of Post Secondary Education or sometimes known as Vocational Education?
  12. What is the total cost of tuition? Books? Equipment?
  13. Is financial aid available? Is a payment plan available? Is there a refund policy?
  14. Will you only be working on fellow students, or others in the class?
  15. Will you need to provide people to work on?
  16. Is there time for individual sessions with the instructor to gain feedback on technique?
  17. What are the local licensing requirements to practice reflexology?
  18. What are the local employment opportunities? Where or how do most graduates practice?


Instructor qualifications:

• What is the instructor(s) reflexology background and qualifications?
• Is she/he ARCB certified as a practitioner?
• Does she/he see clients?
• Is this on a full-time or part-time basis?
• How many years has he/she been teaching?
• Is the instructor licensed by the Department of Post Secondary Education?
• What are the instructor’s professional affiliations or memberships in reflexology organizations?

 This website is provided as a public service and is not affiliated with any reflexology program and does not endorse or recommend any reflexology curriculum or instructor but is intended to offer valid comparison criteria for evaluation of schools and training programs.

Thank you for your interest in learning reflexology. Finding a reflexology course will take some investigative work on your part. It is up to the individual to do his or her research about any listings of interest and ask the right questions of those contacted.