Frequently Asked Questions
- Annual Meeting
- CHT Exam / Certification
- Contact ASHT
- Continuing Education
- Discussion Groups
- Find a Therapist
- Member Profile
- Legislation & Reimbursement
When is the Annual Meeting?
How do I sign up to take the CHT exam?
The CHT exam is administered by the Hand Therapy Certification Commission (HTCC). You can contact HTCC at 800-860-7097 or visit their website at www.htcc.org.
Does ASHT have any study materials for the CHT exam?
ASHT offers Test Prep for the CHT Exam, 3rd Edition. This is an updated, detailed reference tool for therapists desiring to earn the Certified Hand Therapist (CHT) credential. This edition features a text containing 13 core chapters addressing the core elements of hand therapy practice, as well as 20 additional online chapters which continue the learning experience on topics such as burns, modalities, sprains and strains, electrodiagnostics and pediatric conditions. Visit our Store to get your copy.
Please send your comments or questions to ASHT@asht.org or call Member Services at 856-380-6856.
Does ASHT offer continuing education?
ASHT's Education Division works year-round to offer valuable, up-to-the-moment educational opportunities. Currently, ASHT offers continuing education through:
- the ASHT Annual Meeting
- Regional Workshops including Hands on Orthotics Workshops
- the Hand Therapy Review Course
- home study courses and self-paced online courses, including Webinars and Journal Club Chats
- member discounts to attend events offered by allied organizations
How do I access the ASHT Discussion Groups?
STEP 1. Members must be logged in to the ASHT website www.asht.org.
STEP 2. Members wanting to participate in a discussion group must first join that discussion group. To do this, go to http://www.asht.org/e-community.
The discussion groups are listed on the right hand side of the web page under the heading 'All Groups'
How do I join a Discussion Group?
STEP 3. To join a discussion group, click on the group icon or name. In the top right of your screen you will see the group icon and name. Immediately underneath there is a link to 'Join Group'.
STEP 4. Click on 'Join Group'. You will be asked to confirm that you want to join the group. Click to confirm.
How do I leave a Discussion Group?
STEP 5. If you ever want to leave a group, follow STEPS 1 - 3. In STEP 4, instead of seeing a link to 'Join Group', the link will say 'Leave Group'. Click on 'Leave Group', then click again to confirm.
How do I receive notifications of new discussions?
STEP 6. When a member posts a brand new discussion, members of that group will receive an automatic email confirmation that a new discussion has been posted to the group. The email confirmation will come from firstname.lastname@example.org so be sure to list that email address in your email contact list. This will help prevent notifications going to your email Spam folder.
The email notification will contain the full text of the new discussion post along with a link to the new online discussion.
STEP 7. If you click on the link to the new online discussion, you will be prompted to log on to the ASHT website. Once logged in, you can post comments to the discussion from your computer.
How do I subscribe to comments (member responses to discussions)?
STEP 8. If you wish to receive automatic notifications when a member posts a comment to a new discussion, you can subscribe to that discussion.
If you are logged on the the ASHT website, reading a new discussion post, immediately underneath that post you will see a link 'Subscribe to Post'.
STEP 9. Click the link 'Subscribe to Post' to receive email notification of any comments added to a discussion. This functionality allows you to choose to be notified only of the discussions that interest you.
STEP 10. You will be asked to confirm your subscription.
How do I unsubscribe from comments (member responses to discussions)?
STEP 11. Refer to STEP 8. Instead of 'Subscribe to Post' the link will say 'Unsubscribe from this post'.
STEP 12. Click the link 'Unsubscribe from this post'.
STEP 13. You will be asked to confirm that you wish to unsubscribe. Click to confirm.
You can start using the discussion groups at any time. If you have questions, experience problems or simply wish to offer feedback, please contact ASHT Member Services at ASHT@asht.org or 856-380-6856.
How do I find a hand therapist?
How do I find a hand therapy clinic?
Frequently Asked Questions on Listservs (This is a member only resource)
How do I add my photo to my member profile?
Log in to the ASHT website. Click on My Profile at the top right of the blue slider bar at the bottom of your screen. You will now be on the My Account screen.
Click on Edit. Next click on the Community Information Tab. Scroll almost to the bottom of the page. You will see where you can browse to, and upload a photo.
Do I have to be a CHT to become a member of ASHT?
ASHT membership is open to all Certified Hand Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapy Assistants, Physical Therapy Assistants and students.
ASHT has different levels of membership. Once you become a CHT, be sure to let Member Services know so your file can be updated. With your CHT certification, you receive added benefits of membership including voting rights and leadership opportunities.
How much is annual membership in ASHT?
ASHT membership is based on the calendar year—January 1 through December 31. A full year of membership benefits costs $225 - less than 65 cents a day. New members are eligible for prorated membership rates for their first year.
ASHT accepts checks made payable to ASHT, or Visa, MasterCard or American Express credit card payments.
How long will it take to process my membership application?
Once your membership application has been received by ASHT, it takes 7-10 business days to process. You will receive a New Member Packet in the mail with your membership number and other information.
How do I renew my membership online?
Once you have logged into the website, you will see a welcome message across the blue dashboard menu at the bottom of your screen. To the left of this message, you will see an arrow where you can open a menu for further options. You may renew your membership by following the link below your name.
If you have already logged in, you may also renew at the following link: Renew
What is my username and password?
If you have forgotten your username or password, you may recover it at any time here: Recover Username and Password. You will receive an email with the information.
If your email has changed or you are having trouble recovering your information, please contact Member Services at 856-380-6856 or ASHT@asht.org.
What are the benefits of ASHT membership?
- Opportunities to network with hand therapists all over the world through our powerful E-Community
- Access to the Members Only benefits on the web site
- The latest practice trends, information on reimbursement, legislation, and more!
- Reduced member rates for continuing education opportunities, including the ASHT Annual Meeting
- Subscriptions to the Journal of Hand Therapy and the ASHT Times quarterly online newsletter
- Inclusion in the ASHT Therapist Directory, accessible to the public and other hand therapists through the ASHT website
- Discounted prices on products and publications
- Opportunities to develop leadership skills through professional involvement and volunteer opportunites
View a full list of Member Benefits
I renewed my membership halfway through the year. Do I get back copies of the Journal of Hand Therapy?
Yes, you do receive back copies to the start of the membership year if you renewed prior to July 1. If your renewal is received after July 1, you will receive only the remaining issues for the year, but still be able to access the back issues online.
Why do I have to pay for a full year of membership when I renew in the middle of the year?
Membership subscriptions are generally one of two types.
- health club or DVD rental type of membership - pay as you go - $xx per month.
- professional membership where your membership dues not only offer tangible member benefits and discounts, they support and protect the future of your profession
Your ASHT professional membership dues help ASHT create resources, monitor and act on legislative and regulatory information that directly impact hand therapists, advocate for the profession, promote the visibility of certified hand therapists as specialists in their field of practice, create and deliver continuing education opportunities, promote research and evidence based practice AND deliver tangible membership benefits.
ASHT's efforts in support of the profession are year round. We ask those that benefit from these efforts to support us by paying an annual dues payment.
How do I order ASHT publications?
Visit the ASHT Store and order with your credit card on our secure site.
How long will it take to process my publication order?
Once your completed order has been received by ASHT, please allow 7-10 business days for receipt of order.
Frequently Asked Questions on Legislation & Reimbursement (This is a member only resource)
What is the Mary Kasch Scholarship?
The Mary Kasch Hand Therapy Certification Scholarship is a financial scholarship awarded to a well deserving occupational therapist or physical therapist preparing for the hand therapy certification examination. More information.
How do I find out about volunteer opportunities with ASHT?
Review our current volunteer opportunities