RCRT™ Exam

What is the

RCRT™ Exam?

The Reflexology Association of Canada (RAC) requires all prospective or returning professional members to register for, take, and pass an entrance exam, known as the RCRT™ Exam, to qualify to become a Professional Member of the RAC.

Although this exam has written and practical components like a reflexology certification exam, it is different in that it assesses the entry-level competencies that RAC requires of professional membership as well as the professional application of the technique learned during a reflexology certification course and/or program.

Pre-requisites for Eligibility

🔸 To be eligible for the RCRT™ Exam, you must be certified in the core theory of reflexology and a reflexology technique with a mark of, at least, 80% in both. For the technique, we require an in-person practical exam as well as proof of your having completed a minimum of 50 case study sessions that have been assessed by the instructor.

🔸A list of recognized core and technique certification courses may be found on RAC’s web site. If your training is not part of this list, please read through the rest of these guidelines for the topics we consider part of the core and technical curricula.

Please note that although parts of trainings can be delivered online, we only accept certifications for technique courses within-person practical exams.

For more information, please download our RCRT™ Exam guidelines below or continue reading.

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The RCRT™ Exam is based on five components

Technical Knowledge

which refers to the common body of knowledge applicable to the profession of Reflexology as constituted through explanatory theories, doctrines, scientific and/or scholarly research, and applied principles.

Practical Knowledge

which refers to the insight, personal skills, judgment, perceptiveness, and assisting the professional in applying what they know to different situations.

Interpersonal Quality

which refers to how ethically responsible interactions between different parties are conducted.

Safety

which refers to the efforts the professional takes to protect the interest of the public, other members of the Association as well as the Association.

Step 5. Conditions

which refers to the situation in which the practice or task must be accomplished.

Each component has a series of criteria
that will be evaluated through the following

Education Academic Assessment
This refers to the academic component of a reflexology course. RCRT candidates must demonstrate that certain criteria have been learned.

Education Clinical Assessment
This refers to the series of case histories that RCRT candidates must complete during their educational training to demonstrate that they understand how to assess and document treatments with a variety of clients.

RCRT Registration Exam – Written Component
This refers to the written assessment that all RCRT™ candidates must complete demonstrating their core knowledge of reflexology.

RCRT Registration Exam – Practical Component
Refers to the practical assessment that all RCRT™ candidates must complete to demonstrate the application of their reflexology technique as they pertain to a client.

5 Steps to becoming an RCRT ™

Please note:  It is not unusual for candidates to score less than 80% on one or both components of the RCRT™ Exam on their first attempt.

Step 1: Apply to take the RCRT ™ Exam

✅  If you are a former professional member of RAC, please contact us by phone or email. If your name has changed, please make sure to use the name that we would have had on file for you.

✅  If you are a current student member of RAC, you do not need to apply online for the RCRT™ Exam. Simply log into your member profile and upload your certificate(s) and transcript(s). We will check your eligibility and get back to you.

✅ If you are neither a former professional member nor a current student member of RAC, we ask that you apply for the RCRT™ Exam online. Your application won’t be considered “complete” until we receive all of the following:

  • A completed application form including payment.
  • A copy of your certificate(s).
    One certificate if your training was a combined core + technique training otherwise, one certificate for the core training and one for the technique that you will use in your practical exam.
  •  A copy of your transcript.
    RAC requires 80% on the theory/core part of your certification and 80% on the practical part of your certification. We also require proof of your having completed at least assessed 50 case study sessions during your practicum.

🔸 For graduates of courses not accredited by RAC (i.e. your course or program is not listed on RAC’s website), we also need the following:

  •  A copy of your course curriculum (or curricula)
    I.e. a list of topics that were covered.
  •  A copy of the chart for the technique you will use in the practical exam.
    Please make sure that the reflexes are labelled and that these labels are legible.
  •  A summary copy of the methodology/protocol/routine for the technique you will use in the practical exam.
    A one or two-page summary is preferred.
  •  A summary copy of the standards of practice for the technique you will use in the practical exam.
    A one or two-page summary is preferred.

🔸 Once we have received your completed application, we will review your file and let you know whether you are eligible to register for and take the RCRT™ Exam.

Please note: The RCRT™ Exam is a professionalism assessment. How you conduct yourself via phone, emails, etc., from the moment you submit your application for approval until you complete the exam, can count towards your final grade.

Step 2: Be approved

On acceptance with payment of your Exam fees, you will receive a digital copy of:

🔹 RAC’s Scope of Practice
🔹 RAC’s Code of Conduct and Ethics
🔹 RAC’s Standards of Practice
🔹 RAC’s Contraindication Guidelines
🔹 A Exam study guide workbook

Step 3: Book & Prepare for your Exam

Book to take your RCRT ™ Exam with an approved RCRT ™ Examiner.

Please note all exams must be booked at least two (2) weeks in advance.   

The written and practical components may be taken on different days.  If, exceptionally, you must schedule each component with a different examiner, there is an additional fee of $30.00 + tax. 

Once we have received your completed application, we will review your file and let you know whether you are eligible to register for and take the RCRT™ Exam.

If there are any exam accommodations that you require, please make sure to communicate these with RAC Head Office before booking your exam.

Step 4: Receive Notification

You will receive notification of your interim mark(s) within 15 business days of the Exam date.

Step 5: Become a Professional Member

On successful completion of the RCRT ™ Examyou will receive an invitation to join RAC as a Professional Member.

As a professional member in good standing you have the right use the RCRT ™ designation.

Summary of Timeline

- Application

2 – 3 business days for us to review your application and either send you an email with either (1) an invoice for the exam registration fee -or- (2)  news of why your application wasn’t accepted.

- Exam registration confirmation (including exam registration number & documents)

2 – 3 business days from receiving payment of the exam registration fee.

- Booking exam

Earliest possible2 weeks from the reception of your exam registration confirmation

Latest possible – 5 months from the reception of your exam registration confirmation

- Interim marks

Up to 15 business days from the time you complete your last component