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Important Dates

2022 Exams
April 25 - May 14
October 24 - November 12

 

 

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 7,181 Certified Hand Therapists worldwide
United States 6,625
Canada  243
Australia & New Zealand 209
US territories & military bases, and other countries 104
They are broken down by profession as follows
Occupational Therapists                     87%
Physical Therapists 12%
CHTs who are both OT & PT 1%