There are two options for renewing your CHT credential, if the general eligibility requirements have been met. If the general eligibility requirements have not been met you may choose to become Inactive. Click on each category below for more information. Since the requirements for Recertification by Professional Development are different the first time you recertify, you should click on the link that best describes your situation.
1. Recertification by Professional Development
a. First Time Recertifying: A CHT may recertify with 2,000 hours of work experience in hand therapy (1,000 hours must be in hand therapy clinical practice) and 80 professional development hours.
b. Recertified Once or More: A CHT may recertify with 2,000 hours of work experience in hand therapy (the 2,000 hours may consist of all or any combination of clinical practice, teaching, supervision, administration or consultation) and 80 professional development hours.
2. Recertify by Examination: Any CHT may recertify by taking the examination, but it is the only option available to CHTs who have let their certification expire.
Inactive Status: Inactive Status is available for up to five years to CHTs who do not meet recertification requirements, do not want to take the exam, and do not want to lose their CHT status permanently. It must be renewed annually.