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Important Dates
2014 Exams
May 5-10
November 3-8
Who is a certified hand therapist (CHT)?

A Certified Hand Therapist (CHT) is an occupational therapist or physical therapist who has a minimum of five 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 6,108 Certified Hand Therapists worldwide
United States 5,759
Canada 195
Australia & New Zealand 120
US territories & military bases, and other countries 34
They are broken down by profession as follows
Occupational Therapists                     85%
Physical Therapists 14%
CHTs who are both OT & PT 1%