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(CHT) is available to all interested parties.



The Mary Kasch Hand Therapy Certification Scholarship provides opportunities for professional development by providing financial support to an OT/PT interested in pursuing certification in hand therapy.
  • HTCC Office Closed for ASHT Annual Meeting

    by HTCC ADMIN | Oct 05, 2015

    The HTCC office will be closed from Thursday October 8th through Sunday October 11th while the HTCC staff is attending the ASHT Annual Meeting. The office will reopen on Monday October 12th. If you are attending the meeting please stop by HTCC's booth number 321 and say hello to our board of directors and staff.

  • Instructions for Completing the Recertification Requirements Online

    by HTCC ADMIN | Sep 24, 2015

    If you are due to recertify this year, before you can complete the Recertification Application, you must first enter and have all your professional development and work hours approved. Please click here for instructions on entering your professional development and work hours. Once approved, you will be able to complete the recertification application in "For CHTs". No handbook is required. All professional development and work hours must be completed by November 15th. For deadlines, dates and fees click here.

    To complete the application:

    -Log into "For CHTs"

    -On the landing page, select the third bullet point "Complete the Recertification Application" from the section YOUR INFORMATION

    -Fill in your State Licence/Registration information

    -Complete the online signature of consent form

    -Complete the payment page

  • 2015 Salary and Benefits Survey

    by HTCC ADMIN | Sep 21, 2015

    The results of HTCC's 2015 Salary and Benefits Survey is now ready to download. The survey is free for CHTs and $75 for non-CHTs. To download the survey, please click here or you can access it in the HTCC store.

  • Important Recertification Reminder

    by HTCC ADMIN | Aug 31, 2015

    If you are due to recertify in 2015 and have already met your professional education requirements, you may want to apply the ASHT annual meeting hours towards your next recertification cycle. In order to do that, you must complete the Recertification process before October 7th. This means that you must have all of your professional development and work hours approved, Recertification Application submitted and fees paid before the meeting begins. Your new accrual cycle for professional education begins the day your application is submitted and fees paid. No exceptions will be made.

  • November 2015 Examination Application is Now Open

    by HTCC ADMIN | Jun 30, 2015

    The application for the November 2015 Exam is now open. To apply go to the Certification Center and follow the instructions. If you created an account during the 2010 to May 2015 exam cycles please use the login and password you created then. Contact the HTCC office if you have any questions

  • AMP CHT Exam Candidate Experience Video

    by HTCC ADMIN | Apr 15, 2014

    Please click here to watch a short video designed for CHT examination candidates which provides an overview of computer-based testing procedures. We hope this video will increase your comfort level by outlining the process leading up to the test administration and letting you know what to expect on your testing day.


Who is a Certified Hand Therapist?

A Certified Hand Therapist (CHT) is an occupational therapist or physical therapist who has a minimum of five years of clinical experience, including 4,000 hours or more in direct practice in hand therapy. In addition, the Certified Hand Therapist has successfully passed a comprehensive test of advanced clinical skills and theory in upper quarter rehabilitation. Because of changes in the profession, every CHT is required to demonstrate continued professional development and competency by recertifying every five years.



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