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Official verification of certification
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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.
  • May 2018 Certification Exam Application Is Open

    by HTCC ADMIN | Feb 14, 2018

    The application for the May 2018 Hand Therapy Certification examination is now open. You may access the application in the Certification Center by clicking here.


  • Mary Kasch Hand Therapy Certification Scholarship Applicatiion

    by HTCC ADMIN | Jan 02, 2018

    The Mary Kasch Hand Therapy Certification Scholarship application is now open. The application will be open until March 1st 2018. For more information regarding the scholarship please click here. To access the online application click here.


  • Congratulations New CHTs!

    by HTCC ADMIN | Dec 15, 2017

    The Hand Therapy Certification Commission congratulates the CHTs who passed the November 2017 Hand Therapy Certification Examination.

    These therapists have attained the CHT credential 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 November 2017 Examination please click here.


  • 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_2017. For a more detailed explanation please click here.



Who is a Certified Hand Therapist?

A Certified Hand Therapist (CHT) is an occupational therapist or physical therapist who has a minimum of three 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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2018 Exams
May 7 - 12
November 5 - 10



Application Deadlines: April 15th for the May exam and October 15th for the November exam.

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