There are several organizations related to Reflexology locally, nationally, and Internationally. They are each independent but ideally work together to promote the benefits of reflexology. The last full week of September is World Reflexology Week. During this week all reflexologists are encouraged to do at least one thing to promote reflexology.
NDRA: The North Dakota Reflexology Association (NDRA) was established in the early 1990's. It is voluntary to be a member, but being a member helps support common goals to promote the benefits and use of reflexology, to encourage continuous growth of the profession and to help each reflexologist be successful. The NDRA is an non-affiliated Association, but is represented along with other non-affiliated states on the Reflexology Association of America (RAA) Delegate Assembly, which communicates concerns, ideas, etc. with the RAA Board of Directors.
RAA: The Reflexology Associaiton of America (RAA) began in 1995, as an organization to promote the scientific and professional advancement of reflexology in the U.S. The Mission Statement says, "RAA works to unify, promote, and advocate for its members, state reflexology associations, and proponents....it's vision is to create one national movement toward geater excellence, integrity, research and public safety." RAA has worked legislatively across the U.S. to help reflexologists be able to practice. It helped ND become the first state with a reflexology law. It has helped exempt reflexolgy from massage licensing in 33 states, allowing reflexologists to work without a massage license. RAA continues to monitor legislative activity that may endanger the righs of reflexologists to practice. RAA has a National Conference every two years, bringing reflexologists from the U.S., Canada and other countries together.
NRCE:The National Reflexology Council of Educators began in 2016. It's goal is to establish national educational standards for reflexology. Eventually, they will develop a core curriculum for those teaching reflexology and for those offering national certification.
ARCB: Since 1991, the American Reflexology Certification Board has been an independent testing/certifying agency recognized as having the highest testing standards for reflexologists. It is not connected to any of the reflexology teaching programs and is the only national certifying agency recognized by RAA.
ICR:The International Council of Reflexology has members from many countries and has an International Conference every two years, bringing reflexologists from over 20-30 countries together with speakers from around the world, sharing information about reflexology.
RAC: The Reflexology Association of Canada is the oldest reflexology association in North America. It's goal is to promote reflexology, set high standards, and offers a variety of membership and educational opportunities.