An Occupational or Physical therapist can achieve advanced certification as a certified hand therapist (CHT). To receive the CHT credential, a therapist must practice for a minimum of 3 years, accumulating 4,000 hours of hand and upper extremity therapy practice. Certified hand therapists must pass a rigorous certification examination that demonstrates their competency in the practice.

A CHT is a world recognized distinguished credential demonstrating a dedicated therapist who has met the highest standard of proficiency and is recognized as a benchmark for excellence in advanced specialty of Hand Therapy.