This video was prepared for the American Society of Hand Therapists 2020 virtual annual meeting. It describes detailed statistics regarding the Hand Therapy Certification Examination (HTCE); examination procedure and analysis; and insights from new CHTs about their successful preparation strategies.


  • Identify trends in OT/PT credentialing for the CHT.
  • Identify composition of test by content.
  • Identify two successful strategies to study for the CHT Exam.
  • Identify CHT Exam procedures for the day of the test.

In 2022 the Hand Therapy Certification Commission conducted a follow up survey of therapists who passed the Hand Therapy Certification Examination in 2019, 2020, 2021, and 2022. The purpose of this survey was to gather information about how successful candidates prepared for the examination, so that future candidates might benefit from their advice. Email invitations were sent to 1,061 of the successful candidates and 233 completed the following survey. To download the results of the 2022 Examination Preparation Survey, click here.

Therapists studying for the HTCE report that developing and using flashcards has been helpful. Flashcards submitted by these therapists can be accessed via the “Flashcards Deluxe” app and viewed on iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch or Android devices. Please note: HTCC takes no responsibility for the content of the flashcards on this site as they were developed and posted by third parties. To view the flashcards follow the directions below.

Purchase the app called "Flashcards Deluxe".

Once you have purchased the app follow these simple instructions to download all of the HTRC flashcards to your device:

  1. Click on the + sign in the upper right hand corner of the flashcards deluxe app.
  2. Click on "Private Deck"
  3. Click on "Deck Code"
  4. Type in the code: (see codes below)
  5. Click on "Download Cards"
  6. The flashcards should download, to view them click on the name of the recently downloaded flashcard.

The following flashcards are available. To download a deck use the corresponding code (see below in bold). Please note, codes are case sensitive.

  • Hand Therapy Resource Center Flashcards (235 cards): Code:
  • Goniometer ROM Values of the Upper Extremity (27 cards): Code:
  • Evaluation of the Wrist and Hand (52 cards): Code:
  • Hand and Wrist Special Tests (18 cards): Code:
  • Elbow Anatomy (24 cards): Code:
  • Elbow Special Tests (11 cards): Code:
  • General Wrist and Hand Flashcards (195 cards): Code:
  • Shoulder Muscles (17 cards): Code:
  • Joint Mobilization Grades and Techniques (45 cards): Code:
  • Upper Extremity Muscles and Myotomes (169 cards): Code:
  • Flexor Tendon Repairs (43 cards): Code:
  • Extensor Tendon Repairs (46) cards: Code: