Accredited Educators: Does your reflexology certification course curriculum meet the national standardized 300-hour criteria?  

Qualified ACARET Accredited Reflexology Educators can be awarded the prestigious designation of AARC (ACARET Accredited Reflexology Curriculum) for their 300-hour certification course curriculum in reflexology.  

To find out if your certification course qualifies, request a pre-application packet. The main criteria is that you are an ACARET Accredited Educator

Accreditation Puts Your Program out Front

ACARET's Accreditation helps you document that your curriculum meets an American national standard and seal of excellence for a reflexology certification course. AARC curriculum accreditation is voluntary and promotes your commitment as an Accredited Educator. Your AARC Accreditation exemplifies ACARET's mission, vision and perseverance to advance educational standards in America. Your students can have confidence that the certiicates you award represent the best in quality reflexology education. 

Why Choose AARC Accreditation?

ACARET accreditation is based on a peer-reviewed national standard requiring that a program meets predefined requirements for core content, processes and quality. Your certificate program plus AARC Accreditation is a documentation of Excellence in Education and Training.  

AARC Accreditation for your currriculum sets you apart for prospective students who are looking for the best courses for their investment. Your listing on the ACARET website gives recognition and access to your school and program. AARC Accredited signifies that your course certificate holder has completed a prescribed course of study designed to meet predefined industry requirements and standards. Will competing curriclum be able to say the same? 

Email ACARET and request the AARC Pre-Application Packet that includes a copy of the GUIDELINES on the accreditation process and a brief pre-application form for emailing to ACARET. This will determine if you meet the criteria for accreditation application. The primary requirement is a 300-hour reflexology curriculum.  

Download the AARC Brochure.    

Accreditation shows you mean business. .

Anyone can teach a reflexology class. It takes true commitment to become an AAEd, a nationally accredited reflexology educator with a nationally accredited course of reflexology curriculum. The AARC status tells the world:

  • You've committed your training program to a rigorous accreditation application and review process.
  • Your core curriculum, format and hours of classroom training has been thoroughly benchmarked against the ACARET established national standard of a 300-hour minimum certification course curriculum 
  • You are committed to making your reflexology certification course known for quality in education. 
    Accreditation gives you a competitive edge in the marketplace. . . 

In the world of reflexology education and training, AARC accreditation puts you ahead of the game. Your reputation benefits from affiliation with the ACARET Standard. Participants of your training get the best return on investment.

AARC accreditation will signify that your graduates (certificate holders) have completed a prescribed course  of study designed specifically to meet predefined industry requirements—and that your course must continue to meet those standards.  Will your competitors be able to say the same?

Accreditation also makes branding sense.
After accreditation, ACARET supports you with the following: *news release to announce your achievement, *profile in the Reflexology Across America (RAA) publication, *free listing with your website link in the ACARET online directory, *free exposure with access to potential students, *professional wood-framed certificate of accreditation, *professional name badge with accreditation credentials and *permission to use the ACARET logo and designated credentials in your marketing materials.

Accreditation gives you professional connections.
With accreditation status, you join a community of accredited peers that share your commitment to educational rigor, excellence and integrity and allows the opportunity to network and interact with like-minded teachers and leaders.  

Accreditation benefits your students.
Credentials and standards in education are more relevant than ever before  with reflexology’s acceptance into integrative medicine.  Professional reflexologists entering new doors into hospitals and integrative wellness centers are being required to document higher credentials. Practitioners who can show they have completed a nationally accredited course of training will have more opportunities for potential jobs. This is an effective way to promote the value of your AARC Accredited Curriculum.


Your Certificate Program + AARC Accreditation = Documenting Excellence in Education and Training

For the first time in our profession, a benchmark exists for standardized reflexology curriculum, that can clarify the relative differences between certification training courses. ACARET’s voluntary accreditation offers teachers the opportunity to designate their course to the public as meeting a new bar of excellence in reflexology education/training.” Linda Chollar, ACARET President

"The future of reflexology rests in the cohesive efforts of leaders, teachers and schools achieving this national standardized core curriculum of 300 hours minimum for reflexology certification courses. “  Lilian Morten, Past President of ACARET 


For usage of ACARET designations and logo visit the FAQ page

(Note: For AAEd Accreditation of an individual, go to the Educator Accreditation page).