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Important Dates

2021 Exams
April 26 - May 15
October 25 - November 13



Application Deadlines: April 15th for the May exam and October 15th for the November exam.
mission, vision and purpose of HTCC

Our Mission

The mission of the Hand Therapy Certification Commission, Inc. is to support a high level of competence in hand therapy practice and to advance the specialty through a formal credentialing process.

Our Vision

The Hand Therapy Certification Commission envisions a time when every qualified therapist who treats hand patients will become a Certified Hand Therapist.

Our Purpose

The purposes of the Hand Therapy Certification program are to:

  • Serve the public and hand therapy community by maintaining high standards in the practice of hand therapy.
  • Enhance the quality of patient care.
  • Recognize occupational therapists and physical therapists that have achieved an advanced level of professional knowledge and clinical skill.
  • Encourage participation in continuing education and professional development.