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Important Dates
2017 Exams
May 1 - 6
November 6 - 11
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 6,228 Certified Hand Therapists worldwide
United States
5,861
Canada
198
Australia & New Zealand
131
US territories & military bases, and other countries
 38

They are broken down by profession as follows
Occupational Therapists                    
85%
Physical Therapists
14%
CHTs who are both OT & PT
1%