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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.
  • The November 2016 Examination Results are now available online

    by HTCC ADMIN | Dec 02, 2016

    HTCC has received the November 2016 exam results and has posted them online. Candidates may now log into the Certification Center on the HTCC website and view their own results (pass/fail).


  • HTCC's New "Find A CHT" Mobile App!

    by HTCC ADMIN | Sep 12, 2016

    HTCC Find a CHT app"Find a CHT" is a free app created by the Hand Therapy Certification Commission that allows users to search for a Certified Hand Therapist (CHT). Searches may be done by therapist's name, country, city, state, zip code or clinic name. Search results are displayed with contact information and a link to a map and directions. Download HTCC's new free "Find a CHT" mobile app for your iPhone or Android device.


  • Studying for the CHT Exam?

    by HTCC ADMIN | Aug 05, 2016

    Preparing for the CHT examination involves study preparation. Take a look at the latest Exam Prep Newsletter for study tips, resources and advice on how to direct your studies. Click here to access the newsletter.


  • Introducing The Hand Therapist Peer Mentoring Manual

    by HTCC ADMIN | Mar 03, 2016

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    Using the Hand Therapy Certification Commission Test Blueprint for Hand and Upper Limb Patients as a framework, the Hand Therapist Peer Mentoring Manual has been developed as a tool that can be used by occupational therapists and physical therapists seeking to gain the advanced knowledge and clinical skills required for the specialty of hand therapy. Click here to download the manual. Click here to download HTCC's Self-Assessment.


  • Guide to Entering Continuing Education

    by HTCC ADMIN | Jan 08, 2016

    To watch a short video describing the process for entering Professional Development hours (CE) in the For CHTs section of the HTCC website click here to watch video for entering work hours click here. To download instructions click on the following link CE Users Guide and Summary_2016. For a more detailed explanation please click here.


  • 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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2016 Exams
May 2 - 7
November 7 -12

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Continuing Education

Courses listed in the calendar are offered as a public service by HTCC.

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