Course Hours

This Foot Reflexology certification training is a total of 212 hours, including 56 in-class hours, 25 hours of Home Study, a 2-hour written exam, a practicum of 120 hours (60 treatments), a mandatory review (during the practicum) and a 2 hour practical exam. 2 Course manuals and a DVD of the foot routine are included.


In this course you will learn:

  • The History and Theory of Reflexology
  • The location of the reflex points and zones in the feet related to the body’s organs and glands
  • The systems of the body through the study of anatomy and physiology
  • How to work the reflex points of the feet precisely in order to obtain effective results

The Foot Reflexology certification course provides you with a high standard of training which is recognized everywhere. Once you have met all requirements of the course, you can apply to become a professional member of the Reflexology Association of Canada RAC and use the designation of Registered Canadian Reflexology Therapist (RCRT). You can also apply as Student member of RAC as soon as you register for the course.

  • History and Theory of Reflexology
  • Structure and function of the foot, how it works, zones and neural pathways of the body and terminology.
  • Biomechanics of the Foot and Foot Assessment Techniques: identification of foot conditions; assessment of the overall structure of the foot.
  • How to complete a Reflexology Case Study: Client/therapist interview process, reasons for completing a Health Record and how to document a session.

Anatomy and Physiology:  An introduction to the systems of the body, their related conditions, and how to locate the reflexes on the feet that correlate to each system.  

These systems include:

  •     The Nervous System
  •      The Endocrine System
  •      The Respiratory System
  •      The Cardiovascular System
  •      The Digestive System
  •      The Urinary or Renal System
  •      The Immune and Lymphatic Systems
  •      The Reproductive Systems
  •      The Musculoskeletal System

Key Areas of Emphasis for Specific Conditions:  Study of each condition and the related systems and reflexes commonly affected within each condition.

R.A.C. Foot Methodology (following national and international standards): Covers treatment guidelines including providing a healing environment and hygienic practice, what to do before and after a session, how to do a full Reflexology procedure – including method, pacing and technique.

Business and Financial Information:  Code of Conduct and Ethics, Standards of Practice, health and insurance plans, confidentiality, advertising, professionalism, business operation, and what makes a successful practice.

Home Study

The Home study system guides the adult student through the course material and reinforces in-class learning. Each student must complete the Home Study Workbook and submit it for review at the time of the written exam.  Once completed and reviewed, the student is accredited 25 hours of home study.


The practicum is a time for students to perfect the protocol associated with the practice of Foot Reflexology. Students must find their own clients and complete 60 treatment sessions in a Case Study format (health records, treatment records and assessment documentation). The practicum must include a minimum of 5 clients. Case studies must be submitted for review at the practical exam, at which time the student is accredited with 120 practicum hours.

Mandatory Review

There is a 3-hour mandatory review given by the teacher halfway through the practicum. The goal is for the teacher and students to come together to review and evaluate the students’ case studies and session protocols.  Each student must come prepared to present a minimum of 2 case studies with a minimum of 20 recorded treatments.  Additional reviews may be requested by either the student or the teacher.


The Exam Preparation chapter in the manual covers suggestions on how to help prepare for both the theoretical and practical exams. The two-hour theoretical exam must be completed within 3 months of the last day of class. The Home Study Workbook must be completed and submitted to the teacher at the time of the theoretical exam.  The two-hour practical exam must be completed within 1 year of the last day of class. The practical component of 60 treatments must be submitted to the examiner at the time of the exam.

*All students must have completed the mandatory review and must show proof of having received a professional treatment by a certified Reflexology Therapist (at the rate charged by that therapist).

Award of Certificate

Upon successful completion of the course requirements, the student will be credited with 212 course hours, will receive a transcript of their marks, will be awarded a certificate and will thus be eligible to apply as a Professional member of Reflexology Association of Canada (RAC) and join the Registered Canadian Reflexology Therapist (RCRT) program.