Welcome to the Application Process for Admission to the

Basic Rolfing® Certification Program and Regional 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).

International Students enrolling in Boulder, CO only: Please indicate the need for an I-20/M-1 Visa and submit your completed application, including a copy of your passport ID page and official TOEFL scores, no later than 60 days prior to class start date.

Note: Only students attending the Basic Rolfing Certification Program in Boulder, CO are eligible to receive an I-20/M-1 Visa.

Admission Requirements also include:
  • Non-refundable $50 Enrollment Application fee ($100 for students enrolled in South Africa, which includes the Administrative 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. DIRI 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.
Before you apply to the Regional Basic Rolfing Certification Program, you will need to have the additional following documents:
  • Completion of a minimum 250-hour bodywork program. Students must submit an official transcript that shows at least 47 hours of Anatomy, 21 hours of Physiology, 45 hours of Massage or other approved touch training, and 15 hours of Therapeutic Relationship.
  • 50 documented hours of post-graduate massage practice experience or comparable clinical experience.

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.
    • Students attending in South Africa will need to contact the Director of Admissions at to begin the Application Process.
  • Pay the 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 submit 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 the status of your application.
  • Read student policies provided within the Admissions Course, including the Student Code of Conduct, Copyright Infringement, DIRI Drug & Alcohol Policy, and FERPA.
  • 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.