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Member Type Annual Dues Eligibility Features
Active $250 Open to any registered or licensed occupational or physical therapist, who also holds the Certified Hand Therapist (CHT) credential. An Active member may vote on all elective offices, hold elected office and participate on (or chair) committees.
New CHT $205 Open to any registered or licensed occupational or physical therapist, who earned the Certified Hand Therapist (CHT) credential within the past 12 months.
Associate $250 Open to any registered or licensed occupational or physical therapist or foreign-trained therapist. An Associate member may vote on all elective offices, and serve on, (but not chair) committees.
Affiliate $200 Open to registered or licensed occupational or physical therapy assistants, nurse practitioners, hand surgeons and other allied health professionals involved in the practice of hand therapy. An Affiliate member may serve on (but not chair) committees. Affiliate members cannot vote.
Step-Up $195 Open to graduates from a basic entry-level occupational or physical therapy program, or a post-professional doctoral program within the past 12 months. Candidates must send a letter from their department chair on university stationary stating graduation status. A Step-Up (Associate) member may serve on, (but not chair) committees, and may vote on all elective offices. (Verification required.)
Student $60 Open to students enrolled full time in a basic entry-level occupational or physical therapy program, or who are full-time students in a post-professional doctoral program. Candidates must send a letter from their department chair on university stationary stating enrollment status. Student members may be invited to participate in ASHT activities, but may not hold elective office, chair committees or vote. (Verification required.)
Retired $90 Open to any current Active or Associate member who is no longer practicing, but wishes to remain connected to the Society. ***

Applications for Active Retired, Associate Retired, Active Leave of Absence of Associate Leave of Absence must be made in writing. Applications will be considered on a case by case basis. More information is available from ASHT Member Services at 856-380-6856.

NOTE: These categories are intended for members who are unemployed or employed for less than 10 hours a week.

Requires a signed statement outlining the reason for the leave of absence. Supporting documentation is required.

Leave of absence $90 Open to any current Active or Associate member who has taken a planned or unplanned leave of absence from the profession. ***
Lifetime $0 An honor awarded to individuals in recognition of career-long contributions to ASHT and the field of hand rehabilitation. Nomination open to members active in the Society for a minimum of 15 years or who are founding members. Administered through ASHT's Awards Program. Lifetime membersĀ may vote on all elective offices.
Honorary $0 Recognizes individuals for their long-term professional interest and interactions with the Society. Nomination open to professionals who are not Certified Hand Therapists and/or those not eligible to be members of the Society. Administered through ASHT's Awards Program.

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*** For more information, please contact ASHT Member Services at 856-380-6856.