Associate Membership

Associate Membership of the Clinical Association of Reflexologists is welcomed from:

  • Reflexologists who have successfully achieved their CAR accredited Reflexology Therapist Diploma (Module 1) course or equivalent and are studying for their CAR accredited Reflexology Practitioner Diploma (Module 2).
  • Reflexologists who have trained on non-CAR accredited courses.
  • Reflexologists who may wish to build on their initial training for a variety of reasons. These reasons may include the length of time that has passed since their course, having taken a break from practice; feeling they lack skills, knowledge or confidence; wishing to upgrade skills and knowledge to practice as a clinical reflexology practitioner, or to meet UK standards.

On receiving your Associate Membership application those who have not trained on a CAR accredited course will be asked to complete a Practice Questionnaire. This is a simple way to evidence your skills, and enables CAR to either offer an upgrade to Full Membership or to offer support to enable you to develop the skills and knowledge required to achieve Full Membership as a clinical reflexology practitioner.

Associate Members of the Clinical Association of Reflexologists are entitled to use the designated letters ACAR after their names, which stands for Associate Member of the Clinical Association of Reflexologists.

As a CAR member, you will gain access to a full range of benefits to support your business and promote your professionalism to clients and other healthcare professionals, for example, professional status, access to comprehensive and competitively priced insurance, free annual subscription to the Clinical Reflexology News and much more.   See our membership benefits page for full details.

CAR members are also expected to abide by the CAR’s Code of Practice and Ethics, which ensures that members adhere to and have a common understanding of excellence in professional conduct and practice and so meet and even exceed the expectations of clients.  In line with this, Associate members of CAR are required to undertake CPD as part of their professional practice.  For further details about what CPD is, why it is effective and how to record your CPD points, see our CPD page.

As a member of CAR you will be expected to hold suitable insurance to practice and as such will be eligible to access our block insurance scheme with Balens Ltd.  This comprehensive policy offers our members £3 million professional indemnity cover, including medical malpractice, and public and products liability cover for £46 per year for full and associate members.  For further information please see our insurance page.

Associate membership fees:

£45 per annum

£35 for applicants recently achieving a CAR accredited Reflexology Therapist Diploma.

(Discount is for one year and subject to continuing onto the CAR accredited Reflexology Practitioner Diploma course)

A copy of your qualifications must be provided as evidence when you make your application for Associate Membership.

To apply for Associate membership, please download the form attached and return it to the CAR administration team