800-530-8875
Home > Become a Rolfer > Steps

Steps to Becoming a Rolfer™

Students can expect the certification program to last 12 to 18 months. Rolfers then become members of The Rolf Institute and can then become certified as a Rolf Movement® Practitioner and as a Certified Advanced Rolfer, as well as take continuing education classes from expert Rolfer Faculty around the world..

Certified Rolfer™ Training

The Basic Rolfing® Training Program is offered in three phases.

There are two options for your first phase of study depending upon your background:
Foundations of Rolfing Structural Integration is for individuals without previous bodywork experience.
Accelerated Foundations of Rolfing Structural Integration is for individuals with massage, physical therapy or other previous bodywork experience with a strong background in anatomy and physiology.

The Rolf Institute of Structural Integration defines an instructional hour as 60 minutes. Depending on one's path of study, Rolf Institute graduates must complete a total of 600 or 731 instructional hours in the program in order to earn certification as a Rolfer.

For more detail on courses, please see Course of Study.

To discuss which prerequisite class is appropriate for you, contact The Rolf Institute Admissions Advisor at advisor@rolf.org or 1-800-803-1952.