1. Is there a difference between being a RAC member and an RRCO member?
2. I’m considering reflexology certification via classes with the Ontario College of Reflexology. Once I complete the 30hr course with them and do my exam, as well as case studies, can I then register with the RRCO? If so, is there an additional exam required or just a registration fee?
A group of Reflexologists and representatives of Reflexology teaching organizations and schools initially began meeting in 1996 with the idea of joining the various teaching organizations into one Registering body. RAC was represented and the organization is a founding member organization. RAC continues to be a member organization of the RRCO and we annually register new RAC students from across Canada. RAC issues certification numbers when you complete the course requirements and certify; they have a numbered student body. The RRCO registers reflexologists who meet recognized certification standards. See our mandate .
In 1998 RRCO incorporated and became the recognized self-governing voice for Reflexology in the province of Ontario. We continue to grow and expand.
The designation RRPr (Registered Reflexology Practitioner) is the only legally and federally recognized Reflexology designation in Canada. Joining the RRCO and maintaining your membership in good standing allows you to use the RRPr designation. RAC graduates are recognized to have met the required standards and may join RRCO.
Unfortunately, the Ontario College of Reflexology is no longer a member of the Reflexology Registration Council of Ontario. OCR courses are not approved for membership. If you choose sto tudy with them, to join RRCO you will be required to take an Entrance Test or Challenge Examination with an approved school. Becoming an RRCO member gives you the right to obtain the federally recognized designation Registered Reflexology Practitioner (RRPr) and take advantage of the member benefits including insurance coverage and recognition.
Click here, to find a list of the approved schools and teaching organizations. By taking a Reflexology training program with an approved school you will be automatically eligible for membership without further examination or study expenses.