All 80 hours may be submitted in this category.

This category encompasses the publication of material that addresses hand therapy. The CHT may be an author or co-author, and the item must be accepted for publication or published during the applicable recertification period.

  • Four contact hours per page of printed text are awarded for each publication up to 10 pages for books, chapters in books, and articles in professional journals.
  • One contact hour per page is awarded for newsletters, trade journals, or journals that are not peer-reviewed.
  • Five contact hours are awarded for each 15 pages of editing in a book or journal.
  • One contact hour is awarded per year for editing a newsletter.
  • Two contact hours are awarded to each author who contributes to a publication that is sponsored by a professional organization and is written by a committee, regardless of the number of authors. An example would be treatment guidelines written for the American Society of Hand Therapists.
  • One contact hour is awarded per review for a written review of an article or book that is published in a peer-reviewed book or journal. Both the subject of the review and the publication in which it appears must be related to hand therapy.

To receive credit for a publication, submit a copy of the publication or condensed version including a minimum of the title page, the table of contents, the first and last pages, and a sample of the content. Proof of authorship and the source of publication must be shown. If the manuscript is not yet published, include a letter of acceptance from the editor of the publication, indicating the anticipated number of printed pages and a draft of the material.