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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.
  • November 2017 Exam Application - Now Open

    by HTCC ADMIN | Jul 05, 2017

    The application for the November 2017 examination is now open in the Certification Center.


  • Congratulations New CHTs!

    by HTCC ADMIN | Jun 12, 2017

    The Hand Therapy Certification Commission congratulates the CHTs who passed the May 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 May 2017 Examination please click here.


  • Announcing Change in the Hand Therapy Certification Examination Eligibility Requirement

    by HTCC ADMIN | Dec 14, 2016

    Starting with the May 2017 examination, candidates for the Hand Therapy Certification Examination will be required to be licensed as an occupational therapist or a physical therapist for three (3) years instead of five (5).  The requirement of 4000 hours in direct hand therapy practice experience remains unchanged. Click on the link to view the Public White Paper Exam Eligibility Changes.


  • 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_2017. 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 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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2017 Exams
May 1 - 6 
November 6 - 11

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

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

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