About the CHT Credential
From its inception, the Board of Directors of the Hand Therapy Certification Commission (HTCC) envisioned a two-step process of Certification and Recertification. Certification is the first step in this process; it provides assurance to the public that a Certified Hand Therapist (CHT) meets the high standards set by HTCC. Once certified, it is the personal responsibility of each CHT to maintain the credential in order to demonstrate current knowledge and skills. Because of changes in the profession, every CHT is required to demonstrate continued professional development and competency by recertifying every five years.
The Hand Therapy Certification Examination is a four-hour computer-based test consisting of 200 multiple-choice items. Exam content is based on the Test Blueprint.
HTCC’s Testing Agency
HTCC has contracted with Applied Measurement Professionals, Inc. (AMP) to administer the Hand Therapy Certification Examination. AMP is engaged in educational and occupational measurement and provides examination development and administration to a variety of client organizations. AMP along with HTCC's testing consultant assists HTCC in the development, administration, scoring and analysis of the CHT examination. AMP, located in the greater Kansas City area, is a leading provider of licensing and certification examinations for professional organizations.
Examinations are delivered by computer at over 170 AMP Assessment Centers located throughout the United States and at International sites. The examination is administered by appointment only Monday through Saturday at 9:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Available dates will be indicated when scheduling your examination. Candidates are scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis. The test is administered over two windows of six-days each: The first full week of May and the first full week of November on Monday through Saturday. Please refer to the exact dates in the side bar under the heading entitled "Important Dates".
Assessment Center Locations
AMP Assessment Centers have been selected to provide accessibility to the most candidates in all states and major metropolitan areas. A current listing of AMP Assessment Centers, including addresses and driving directions, may be viewed at AMP’s website located at www.goAMP.com and select the Hand Therapy Certification Examination. Specific address information will be provided when you schedule an examination appointment. International test sites can also be viewed by selecting the country from the drop down list.
AMP CHT Exam Candidate Experience Video
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.