FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ)

LEARN ONLINE HOW TO BECOME A CERTIFIED REFLEXOLOGIST

  1. What is Foot Reflexology?
  2. Is RRS an accredited online Reflexology school?  Can I become certified through RRS?
  3. For RRS Reflexology certification, will I be required to sit for the exam? What if low scores require retesting?
  4. Will RRS certification allow me to practice reflexology anywhere in the U. S.?  In another country?
  5. Will I be qualified to be board certified after completing RRS certification?
  6. How can I learn online a hands-on therapy without hands-on instruction?
  7. Is online training less comprehensive and professional than onsite training?
  8. What subjects will I be taught in the certificate and certification courses?
  9. What are the RRS tuition fees for the certificate and certification courses?  Is there a payment plan that I can use?
  10. How do I enroll in RRS?  Do I fill out an application form or provide transcripts?
  11. How do I begin the reflexology training?  Will RRS send me information?
  12. Will I be required to order a textbook?  Are there any other charges?
  13. How long after enrollment before I must complete the certificate and/or certification courses?  What is the average time taken by students to finish the two programs?
  14. Can I take only the certificate course or just the certification program?
  15. I have taken some Reflexology and some college anatomy classes.  Is it possible for me to skip some of the school’s curriculum?
  16. Aside from foot Reflexology, will I learn other forms of Reflexology?
  17. What are the completion/drop-out rates?  Do most students pass and so qualify to become certified?
  18. Will I receive a diploma when I finish the courses? 
  19. Since I live outside the US, should I expect any technical difficulty taking this on-line training?
  20. In order to view the courses; do I need any specific software or equipment on my computer?
  21. Does RRS require CEUs from their graduates?  Can I earn CEUs by taking these courses?

1. What is Foot Reflexology? - Back to Top /\
Reflexology is pressure therapy through the application of constant thumb and finger pressure to thousands of nerve endings, found on both feet. Because of the relationship that exists between these reflexes, and their corresponding part(s) in the body, Reflexology initiates a mode of self-healing for pain control, strengthened immune system, and reduced stress and tension that can lead to many modern medical problems.  Online Training Page (Enroll)

2. Is RRS an accredited online Reflexology school?  Can I become certified through RRS? - Back to Top /\
Yes, RRS functions as an online school, and we are accredited by American Association of Drugless Practitioners (AADP).  The instruction and training that you will receive from RRS will qualify you as a certified Reflexologist (see questions 3, 4, and 5).


All graduates of RRS as Certified Reflexologists are eligible for Board Certification.  Upon student requests, RRS will make application for Certification to the National Accreditation and Certification Board.  Again, this third party Certification is optional, in addition to the RRS Certification the student has earned.

3. For RRS Reflexology certification, will I be required to sit for the exam? What if low scores require retesting? - Back to Top /\
After completion of the certificate and certification courses, you will be required to take a written test for certification and email it to RRS (email address found in course catalogs).  You will also take a practical exam for certification, which will be video recorded on DVD and sent postal mail (mailing address found in course catalogs).  Any student not scoring high enough on the first submission (test) may retest when ready (see question 17). RRS has not placed a limit on the number of submissions (retesting) required by some to pass the certification exam(s).  To retest, students will follow the same instructions outlined above.  Certificate Catalog, Certification Catalog, Online Training Page (Enroll)

4. Will RRS certification allow me to practice reflexology anywhere in the U. S.?  In another country? - Back to Top /\
RRS is not a licensing agency.  To be certified through RRS means you are professionally trained and tested to posses the knowledge and skill to be a certified Reflexologist (see questions 2 and 5).  To start a reflexology practice (business), you will need to check locally about governmental requirements.  You might find it helpful to contact your local city hall, business licensing department.  The same applies to those students who desire to practice Reflexology in another country.  RRS dose not supply a list of such legal requirements or places. Online Training Page (Enroll)

5. Will I be qualified to be board certified after completing RRS certification? - Back to Top /\
Apparently some, but not all boards, object to this form of online Reflexology education.  This objection is surprising when considering that accredited colleges even utilize this form of education.  One such opinion is that Reflexology is a hands-on discipline and requires hands-on instruction.  Yet, that selfsame board requires only 10 hours of supervised practicum (hands on practice), from a course involving only 110 hours, for an applicant to sit for their exam.  RRS certification, on the other hand, requires no less than 250 course hours.  140 of these hours are spent through hands-on training by practicing on foot subjects (explained in the RRS catalogs) and through hands-on instruction by the RRS instructional videos.  Additionally, required practice sessions (practicum) will be sent to RRS.  These will be carefully analyzed with instructional points and suggestions sent to the student and all questions answered. Being an accredited online Reflexology school, upon graduation, students will also qualify to become board certified through AADP.  Each organization has its own set of requirements for eligibility to sit for its exam.   Due to the low hour requirements of some boards, RRS favors the AADP and doesn't have any information regarding other testing organizations.

All graduates of RRS as Certified Reflexologists are eligible for Board Certification.  A student can make application for certification to American Association of Drugless Practitioners.  This third party Certification is optional, in addition to the RRS Certification the student has already earned.

6. How can I learn online a hands-on therapy without hands-on instruction? - Back to Top /\
RRS has an effective training program using multi-media technology ranging from the course textbook; manual, and lectures, to instructional DVD’s and emailed instructions.  After you are trained by the instructor on the videos and textbook training, you will be able to video record some of your practice sessions and send them to RRS.  This will allow your instructor to monitor your progress and offer further training through emailed instructions.  By reviewing the RRS catalogs you can learn more about how the Reflexology programs are successfully conducted.  As you may have concluded, this form of hands-on home study is actually like receiving hands-on instruction; online.  Certificate Catalog, Certification Catalog, Online Training Page (Enroll)

7. Is online training less comprehensive and professional than onsite training? - Back to Top /\
Online education is now recognized by accredited colleges, and it is an important part of their curriculum. Rather than having undo concern over online verses resident training, it is in fact, competent technique that the Reflexologist must demonstrate. This is what the employer, colleague, or client will look for (see question 6).  Because of the comprehensive nature of our courses, RRS doesn’t even use any distinctive wording on the RRS certification diploma.  Online Training Page (Enroll)

8. What subjects will I be taught in the certificate and certification courses? - Back to Top /\
RRS course subjects include:  Reflexology therapy and techniques; anatomy and physiology, pathology (organic conditions or disorders as they pertain to reflexology), blended reflexology (herbal medicine combined with Reflexology), history, theory, and business/ethics/hygienic.  These core subjects are presented in an easy and interesting format.  Certificate Catalog, Certification Catalog, Online Training Page (Enroll)

9. What are the RRS tuition fees for the certificate and certification courses?  Is there a payment plan that I can use? - Back to Top /\
The tuition must be paid in full for each course.  The certificate course is $250 and the certification program is $450.  RRS uses PayPal and has no payment plan at this time.  If you wish to pay the tuition fees for both courses together, however, you will receive a $30 discount for a total tuition fee of $670.  No discount applies if you enroll in just one course at a time.  If you desire to enroll at this time, simply push the PayPal button for further instructions.  You may also pay by check or money order.  If you choose this mode of payment, click on the “Contact Information” page for mailing information.  Please make out check or money order to: Rittenhouse Reflexology.  If there are any questions regarding PayPal and what form of credit they accept, you will need to contact them directly.  We don’t have access to this information.  Contact Information, Online Training Page (Enroll)

10. How do I enroll in RRS?  Do I fill out an application form or provide transcripts? - Back to Top /\
You are enrolled upon payment of tuition through PayPal or upon secure receipt of check or money order (see question 9). No transcripts or forms are involved in the RRS application process.  It is that easy.  Contact Information, Online Training Page (Enroll)

11. How do I begin the reflexology training?  Will RRS send me information? - Back to Top /\
After you have followed the steps for enrollment as outlined in question 10, RRS will e-mail you the “starting-up instructions” and login(s).  Because RRS is entirely online, you will have complete access to the program(s).  Once the student has accessed the student website(s), you can reference the “Table of Contents” in order to navigate through the course materials.  Also you will want to examine the specific catalog and syllabus for the course you are taking.  And it’s the syllabus in particular that will direct you through the course of study.  Therefore, no literature is sent out to you, via postal mail.  Certificate Catalog, Certification Catalog

12. Will I be required to order a textbook?  Are there any other charges? - Back to Top /\
Yes, because the course textbook which is used for both courses is not included in the tuition fees.  However, all other learning tools are included in the tuition for both programs.  There are no other charges.  The book can either be ordered online or at the book store.  Reflexology Book

13. How long after enrollment before I must complete the certificate and/or certification courses?  What is the average time taken by students to finish the two programs? - Back to Top /\
There is no time constraint for either of the courses.  We find though that the learning experience is increased when the two courses are not completed in less time than three months.  It requires a certain amount of time to learn the basic anatomy and to master this therapy. Some students have completed the courses in three to four months, and others have taken as long as one year or longer.

14. Can I take only the certificate course or just the certification program? - Back to Top /\
If you want to learn basic Reflexology, then you only need to enroll in the certificate course.  If you have the goal of becoming a certified Reflexologist, the certificate course is a prerequisite to enrollment into the certification program and so both courses would need to be taken.  Certificate Catalog, Certification Catalog, Online Training Page (Enroll)

15. I have taken some Reflexology and some college anatomy classes.  Is it possible for me to skip some of the school’s curriculum? - Back to Top /\
RRS has tailored the curriculum for your specific needs as a Reflexology student.  Even the anatomy and physiology in the courses are specific for learning and using this natural therapy.  For this reason, the complete curriculum for both the certificate and certification programs consists of the requisite courses.  And your additional education will further benefit you in your Reflexology career.

16. Aside from foot Reflexology, will I learn other forms of Reflexology? - Back to Top /\
There are different kinds of Reflexology that yield many health benefits, like foot, ear, and hand forms.  RRS specializes in teaching foot Reflexology. This natural therapy has demonstrated a profound ability to stimulate a powerful healing potential throughout the body.  Because of the physiology of circulation in the lower extremities of the body, and the uniquely sensitive and responsive nature of nerve endings in the feet, RRS considers foot Reflexology to be the premier treatment that will stimulate a powerful healing effect throughout the body.  Online Training Page (Enroll)

17. What are the completion/drop-out rates?  Do most students pass and so qualify to become certified? - Back to Top /\
The vast majority of students complete the program(s) satisfactorily and are certified (see question 3).  Most do not drop out, but only delay completion and certification.

18. Will I receive a diploma when I finish the courses? - Back to Top /\
Yes, after you complete the certificate course, you will receive a “certificate of completion,” and after finishing the certification program, you will have earned the “certification diploma.”  Once certified, you will be able to use the letter designation C.R., after your name.  It is professional to use and good for your practice.  Online Training Page (Enroll)

19. Since I live outside the US, should I expect any technical difficulty taking this on-line training? - Back to Top /\
No, as long as you have on-line access, we are unaware of any problems this might pose.  The entire curriculum is on-line and can be copied and downloaded. The courses are, however, taught only in English. See question 20.

20. In order to view the courses; do I need any specific software or equipment on my computer? - Back to Top /\
Generally, high-speed internet is recommended.  Common high-speed solutions include: DSL or Cable internet.  Because various parts of the online courses may need to be printed, this will require the use of a printer.  Documents may be presented in the PDF format (Adobe Reader) and will require that a user have the Adobe Reader program installed or alternative PDF reader program.  This program is free and available at: www.adobe.com for computer systems.  For mobile devices, there are many apps to view PDF files.  See question 19.

21. Does RRS require CEUs from their graduates?  Can I earn CEUs by taking these courses? - Back to Top /\
We do not have a policy requiring that the RRS certificant obtain continuing education units (CEUs).  As for being a CEUs provider, each individual will need to check into the requirements for her/his own respective profession.  We do not have this information.