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Can a COTA become a CHT?

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Can a COTA become a CHT?

  • Hello! I'm a COTA/L of 7 years and want to complete a certification program  to further my knowledge. Can COTA's become CHT's ?

    What certification programs are available for COTA's

    Thank you!


  • I am not a CHT, but a quick search leads me to say, no, you must be an OTR.


    AOTA has specialty certification:

    •Driving and Community Mobility

    •Environmental Modification

    •Feeding, Eating, and Swallowing

    •Low Vision •School Systems – New in 2013!

  • I believe you must be an OTR with a certain amount of documented hours in hand therapy prior to sitting for the exam to become a CHT.