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Official verification of certification
status of Certified Hand Therapist
(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.
  • 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.

  • HTCC Labor Day Observance

    by HTCC ADMIN | Aug 31, 2015

    In observance of Labor Day, the HTCC office will be closed on Monday, September 7, 2015.  Our office will re-open at 8:00am on Tuesday, September 8, 2015. On Behalf of the HTCC Board of Directors and Staff we wish you a safe and happy holiday!

  • 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

  • Congratulations New CHTs!

    by HTCC ADMIN | Jun 03, 2015

    The Hand Therapy Certification Commission congratulates the CHTs who passed the ​May 2015 Hand Therapy Certification Examination.

    These therapists have attained the CHT certification and are permitted to use the designated CHT mark following their name. Please congratulate these certified hand therapists for their commitment to professional excellence in hand therapy. To view a list of therapists who passed the ​May 2015 Examination please click here.

  • Exam Prep Panel Outlines Available to Download

    by HTCC ADMIN | Mar 02, 2015

    Please click here to download the Exam Prep Panel outlines for HTCC's Panel at the 2015 Philadelphia Hand Symposium.


  • 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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2015 Exams
May 4 - 9
November 2 - 7

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Courses range from CE courses, Certification Programs, Fellowship and Independent Study.