To take Mastery Level I or II students must sign an Enrollment Agreement and be at least 16 years of age. A written parental consent form and approval by the Director are required for students under 18 years of age. Mastery Level II students must have previous professional training in anatomy and physiology and documentation plus proof of professional licensing. Washington State law requires professional reflexologists to be 18 years of age or older.
Classes are graded pass/fail. Students’ progress will be monitored throughout each class. Upon completion of each class, students will know they passed if they receive a Certificate of Completion at the end of class. Students with failing grades will not receive a Certificate of Completion. Class completion records will be noted in the students’ official transcript.
Student Conduct Policies
Students are expected to act in a respectful manner toward instructors, staff and other students.
As a courtesy to all involved, cell phones must be turned to “silent” (not just “vibrate”) during class and be used only on breaks. Students may not talk on cell phones, send/receive text messages, or access the internet via phone or other wireless devices during class.
Students are expected to clean up after themselves and treat the physical classroom with respect, refraining from causing destruction or damage to the physical property. Accidental damage should be reported to the instructor or staff immediately.
No photography, video recording, or voice recordings are allowed during class without permission from both the Director and the instructor.
All written materials provided in class are copyrighted by Seattle Reflexology and Massage Center or guest instructors, and may not be copied or distributed to others without the written permission by SRMC and/or the author.
Hands-on reflexology routines taught in class may not be shared in detail with individuals or groups who were not in that class. Students and graduates may not re-teach significant portions of course materials to individuals or groups without written permission by SRMC.
Failure to meet any or all of the above policies, behavior that could lead to injury, any intoxication, drugged behavior or behavior deemed inappropriate, possession of a weapon or repeated absence without valid excuse are grounds for immediate dismissal from an individual class and/or the entire program. Copyright infringement will prompt legal action.
Depending on the severity of a student conduct issue, the first offense will result in a verbal warning. The second offense will result in six months of probation and possible expulsion from class. Continued misconduct will result in written demand for dismissal by an instructor or staff member to both the student and the Director, and immediate dismissal. In a more serious student conduct issue the student may be dismissed immediately. All previously stated cancellation policies will apply.
Readmission of a dismissed student to future classes will require a written explanation by the student of how the situation will be rectified. A phone or face-to-face meeting may be required with the Director. Grounds for approval of readmission will be determined by the Director.
Tardiness and Absences
There is a grace period of 15 minutes at the beginning of class or after any break. Students who are more than 15 minutes late will not receive credit for that hour of instruction. Students can miss up to 2 hours or 10% of the total class (whichever is smaller) and still be eligible to receive a “passing” score for class. The total number of credits to complete the program must still be earned.
If greater than 10% of the class hours are missed due to tardiness or leaving class early, students must retake the class the next time it is offered or make up these hours via a tutorial with an instructor or a special project on the related subject. Written approval by the Director is required in either of these circumstances. Tutorial fees vary depending on the instructor and range from $50-$100 per hour.
SRMC will contact graduates through email, Facebook or LinkedIn when notified by the community (spas, health care co-ops, etc.) of specific demands to employ a professional reflexologist. To prepare students for professional practice in reflexology SRMC requires that all students take Reflexology Business and Ethics classes as part of the Certificate of Mastery Program. In these classes students will learn about how to look for a job in the specific field of reflexology as well as how to set up their own practice.
Students and graduates may choose to become a member of Washington Reflexology Association (WRA) or their own state’s professional reflexology organization. As a member of the WRA, professional reflexologists may opt to be listed on the web site where prospective clients and employers can find them. For further information, please visit www.washingtonreflexology.org
Graduates of our Certificate of Mastery Program who choose to become Nationally Board Certified through the American Reflexology Certification Board may opt to be listed on the web site where prospective clients can find them. For additional information, please visit www.arcb.net
Reflexology practitioners may join Reflexology Association of America (RAA). RAA is a membership organization which acts as a community for practicing reflexologists, providing information and support and listing classes and national informational updates and initiatives as well as a referral list for reflexologists around the US. For additional information, please visit www.reflexology-usa.org
Reflexology practitioners may also join International Council of Reflexology (ICR), which is a membership organization serving the international reflexology community, providing information and support and listing classes and international conferences and leading edge research in the field. For additional information, please visit www.icr-reflexology.org
Records and Transcripts
Student records are maintained for 50 years. Students may request an official copy of their transcript by filling out an “Official Transcript Request Form” available from our office. Federal law requires that we receive this request in writing. An initial copy of the transcript is available within the first year after completion of the Certificate of Mastery program at no cost. Additional copies or copies requested after one year will cost $15 per transcript.