If you are currently Inactive and wish to apply for Recertification, you must meet the general requirements. You may then recertify either by:
- Successfully taking the CHT exam, which is given the first week in May and November of each year (if you are unsuccessful in passing the CHT exam you will no longer be inactive and the only option for regaining your CHT credential is to take the exam and pass)
- Meeting Work and Professional Development Requirements for Recertification by Professional Development
- Your accrual cycle while you are inactive will begin Jan 1st five years prior and end on Nov 15th of the current year. All professional development and work hours must have been accrued during this five year time frame.
- Inactive Status must be renewed annually. If it is not renewed, certification will lapse.
- Work hours and professional development hours can only be accrued in the most recent five years, and the accrual cycle advances one year each year that a CHT is Inactive.
- A CHT may remain Inactive for up to five years.
- A CHT may take the exam at any time it is offered to reactivate status.
- An Inactive CHT will not be displayed in the HTCC online directory.
- During the time of Inactive Status, therapists are not allowed to use the CHT credential. Therapists who use the CHT credential during an inactive period lose the right to reactivate their credential by any means (professional development activities or examination) for a period of 10 years.
- The CHT must sign the application form, acknowledging the conditions of Inactive Status.
- Inactive Status will take effect January 1st.
Example of How Inactive Status Works:
- A CHT is due for recertification but cannot meet the requirements and applies for Inactive Status, which becomes effective on January 1st of the next year.
- Each year the CHT is Inactive, the accrual cycle for work and professional development activities advances one year.