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Important Dates

2022 Exams
April 25 - May 14
October 24 - November 12



Application Deadlines: April 15th for the May exam and October 15th for the November exam.
Certification Frequently Asked Questions

General Information About the CHT Credential and HTCC

  • Who is a Certified Hand Therapist?

  • What Is Definition of Hand Therapy ?

  • What is HTCC's Mission?

  • How do I become a CHT and get the necessary experience to be eligible for the examination?

  • Is the European Certified Hand Therapist (ECHT) Credential Afflilated with HTCC?

  • I noticed that Certified Hyperbaric Technologists use the CHT credential. Is the "CHT" mark for Certified Hand Therapists a registered trademark?

Applying for Certification

  • How do I Apply?

  • What is Supporting Documentation?

  • How can I arrange for Special Accommodations?

  • I took the test but did not pass. Do I need to start the whole application process again?

Once You Are Eligible

  • What do I do if I am eligible?

  • How do I change my name and address?

Exam Scoring and Results

  • What are the pass rate percentages of those that take the exam first time and second times?

  • What is Scaled Scoring?

  • Since the exam is administered by computer, why does it take so long to get our exam results?

  • Why can't I get a copy of my examination to see what answers I got wrong?

General Certification Questions

  • I work in long term care facilities with mostly the geriatric population. I treat many patients with UE deficits. Can this experience be counted for the 4000 hour direct practice experience requirement?

  • What are the eligibility requirements to sit for the CHT examination?

  • What is regarded as Direct Practice Experience?

  • Do the Direct Practice Experience hours in hand therapy have to be under the supervision of a Certified Hand Therapist (CHT)?

  • Are OT or PT assistants eligible to take the Hand Therapy Certification Examination and has HTCC ever considered offering a Certification for OT or PT Assistants in Hand Therapy?

  • I attended a hand therapy fellowship, can these hours be counted towards the 4,000 hour direct practice experience requirement?

  • Does HTCC certify clinics or other businesses that employ Certified Hand Therapists?