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Welcome to the Application Process for Admission to the
Basic Rolfing® Certification Program

These steps will guide you through the admissions process:


Before you apply to the Basic Rolfing Certification Program, you will need to have the following documents:
  • A High School diploma or recognized equivalent.
  • One of the following:
    1. An official academic transcript, equivalent to an AA degree or occupational certificate, showing at least 60 credit hours at an institution of adult or higher education.
    2. Documentation of a minimum of four years of equivalent career experiences and professional accomplishment.
  • A federal- or state-issued ID and solo headshot photograph (for identification purposes).
  • International Students only: Copy of passport ID page and TOEFL test scores.
  • A resume of professional experience.
  • Three professional reference letters (1-2 pages maximum length).
Admission Requirements also include:
  • Non-refundable $50 Enrollment Application fee. (Fee will be refunded if student is not admitted or has not signed an enrollment agreement.)
  • Verification of having received a complete Rolfing Ten-Series from a Certified Rolfer. RISI reserves the right to require a physician's release for any student.
  • Approval of an application and required enrollment forms.
  • A written 2-3 page personal life experience essay.

Note: Three Rolf Movement® sessions, from a Certified Rolf Movement Practitioner, must be received prior to the start of Phase II of the training. For a complete list of Rolf Movement Instructors, please contact the Director of Admissions at 303-449-5903, ext 106, or

  • Complete the Prospective Student Application Form.
  • Pay the $50 Application Fee.
  • Receive your username and temporary password by email (temporary password will expire if not changed).
  • Go to the Canvas Learning Management System, using the link from the email, to start the Admissions Process course.
  • Read the online instructions.
  • Complete and/or upload the requested forms.
Note: The Admissions Process is structured like an online class where the requirements are structured like assignments.
  • Alert the Director of Admissions stating that your application is complete
  • Wait to be notified of your the status of your application.
  • Read student policies provided within the Admissions Course, including FERPA, Student Code of Conduct, and Alcohol & Drug Policy.
  • Ask any remaining questions.
  • Receive the Enrollment Agreement from the Director of Admissions.
  • Return to the Admissions Process course on Canvas and upload the completed Enrollment Agreement to the respective assignment in the Enrollment Module.
  • Receive registration links from the Director of Admissions.
  • Enroll in your phases using the online registration system and the provided links. Pay the deposits ($900 total for the Basic Rolfing Certification Program in Boulder, CO; $300 total for Regional Basic Rolfing Certification Program.)
  • Return to the Admissions Process course and complete the Registration Confirmation form, entering your invoice numbers in the text boxes for your phases.