How to become a Member
The I.F.R has thousands of members world wide. Membership is made up of:
- Full Members
- Student Members
- Tutor Members
- School and College Members
Membership of the I.F.R is open to practitioners of reflexology who have trained on an I.F.R accredited course or who have satisfied the I.F.R that their training and practical skills meet the required standard. Full members are entitled to use the designated letters M.I.F.R after their names and must be fully insured to practice on the public.
How do I get membership of IFR if my training does not meet your standards?
Whatever your training, you will be assured of a warm welcome from the IFR. We will try to help you achieve your aims and never make you feel less of a therapist. There has never been a more important time to consider your professional status than right now. You have worked hard for your qualification; now let us work hard for you. As a member of the IFR all your professional needs will be catered for.
Telephone us to discuss your needs Tel: (+44) 0870 879 3562 or email us: info@IntFedReflexologists.org
TYPES OF MEMBERSHIP
Full Membership There are different categories of Full Membership:
Members become fellows depending on their qualifications and experience. This is an honour bestowed by nomination
Gold Membership Status
Members are granted Gold status for continued membership over a period of ten years and gain special privileges associated with this title. Gold Membership entitles the member to a 9 reduction on yearly membership fees, 20 discount on dedicated CPD days and a 5% reduction on all sales via the I.F.R mailing facility.
Silver Membership Status
Members are granted silver status for continued membership over a period of five years and gain the special privileges associated with this title. Silver Membership entitles the member to a 5 reduction on yearly membership fees, 25 dedicated CPD days and a 10% reduction on sales via the I.F.R mailing facility.
Full Membership Status
Reflexologists who have trained on an I.F.R accredited course may apply for full membership directly. Reflexologists who have trained on non-I.F.R accredited courses may also apply for full membership status. There are special benefits for Full Member, please see our page entitled ‘Member Services’
If you would like to become a Full Member click here
All students on a course of reflexology may join as Student Members. Upon qualification students on accredited courses may apply to join as Full Members. Those students on non-accredited courses may, upon qualification, become Associate Members, while undertaking Continuing Professional Development (C.P.D) on courses acceptable to the I.F.R. Once this C.P.D qualification has been acquired they may join as Full Members.
Benefits include: The quarterly I.F.R journal “Stepping Out”, Cheaper Membership for one year, Low cost study days, The opportunity to attend workshops and seminars to build confidence, knowledge and skill, A direct student support line.
If you would like to become a Student Member click here
Friends of the I.F.R
This membership is available to anyone who is interested in Reflexology but is not actually in practice. This can include for example:
– Members who wish to take time out from their reflexology practice
– Members of the medical profession
– Members of the media
Benefits: The quarterly I.F.R journal “Stepping Out”, The opportunity to attend I.F.R lectures, seminars and specific workshops, Mail order service, Access to the I.F.R Help Line (Friends are not entitled to insurance, certificate or a badge)
If you would like to become a Friend of the I.F.R click here
The I.F.R has a distinguished reputation internationally and is constantly breaking new ground abroad. Each overseas country has its own national I.F.R office which operates under the umbrella organisation based in the U.K. The requirements of membership and services to members remain the same in the branch nation as in the UK.
If you would like to become an Overseas Member click here
Schools and Colleges
The I.F.R has a number of associate Schools and Colleges who run its accredited courses. These educational establishments remain in close contact with the I.F.R at all stages of the educational process, from course development and accreditation through teaching and examination to final qualification of the student. This area is continuing to develop and the I.F.R continues to work hard at local and national level, contributing to the monitoring and standardization of a reflexology curriculum at certificate, diploma and degree level.
If you would like your School or College to join the I.F.R click here