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Important Dates

2020 Exams
May 4 - 9 CANCELED
November 2 - 7

 

 

Application Deadlines: April 15th for the May exam and October 15th for the November exam.
Who is a certified hand therapist (CHT)?

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.

How Many CHTs Are There?

There are 6,967 Certified Hand Therapists worldwide
United States 6,460
Canada  236
Australia & New Zealand 190
US territories & military bases, and other countries 81
They are broken down by profession as follows
Occupational Therapists                     86%
Physical Therapists 13%
CHTs who are both OT & PT 1%