The mission of the Hand Therapy Certification Commission, Inc. is to support a high level of competence in hand therapy practice and to advance the specialty through a formal credentialing process.
The Hand Therapy Certification Commission envisions a time when every qualified therapist who treats hand patients will become a Certified Hand Therapist.
The purposes of the Hand Therapy Certification program are to:
- Serve the public and hand therapy community by maintaining high standards in the practice of hand therapy.
- Enhance the quality of patient care.
- Recognize occupational therapists and physical therapists that have achieved an advanced level of professional knowledge.
- Encourage participation in continuing education and professional development.