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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.
  • Memorial Day Holiday

    by HTCC ADMIN | May 26, 2017

    In observance of Memorial Day, the HTCC office will be closing at 2:00 PM PDT on Friday, May 26th and will be closed on Monday, May 29th. We wish you and yours a safe and happy holiday!


  • CHT Exam Update

    by HTCC ADMIN | May 24, 2017

    We anticipate that the results of the May 2017 CHT exam will be available by June 5th. Candidates will be able to log into the Certification Center on the HTCC website and view their results (pass/fail). This information will be posted as soon as possible after we receive it from AMP, but we do not know the exact date. Please check here for updates.



  • 2017 Salary and Benefits Survey

    by HTCC ADMIN | Apr 06, 2017

    The Hand Therapy Certification Commission would like to invite you to participate in a very important survey related to SALARY & BENEFITS for hand therapists. The survey will be posted from April 8th to May 30th, 2017.

    One contact hour of education will be awarded at the end of the survey. CHTs can submit this hour in Category G for recertification. Please make an important contribution to your profession by completing this survey!

    Click Here to Complete the Survey


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