Within the EFSHT many national hand therapy societies have developed their own national certification programmes aimed at recognising competence and experience in this specific practice area. In this document you can find the different certification processes arranged alphabetically by country.
EFSHT Hand Therapy Certification overview December 2016
The European Certified Hand Therapist is a higher certification process that builds on national qualifications. It aims to recognise highly qualified hand therapy specialists across Europe.
One of the aims of the EFSHT is to establish common pathways of care for hand rehabilitation. It is hoped that the establishment of the European Certiﬁed Hand Therapist (ECHT) qualification will enhance this aim, by encouraging experienced therapists to continue post-graduate education and professional development in this specialised ﬁeld.
The ECHT qualification was developed to recognize therapists who, in addition to achieving their own National certification, have shown an advanced level of competence and have made a significant personal contribution to the ﬁeld of Hand Therapy in general.
The documents below detail the qualifications needed and process to follow to achieve the ECHT. Please always check that you have the latest version of the documents when you apply.
Quick Scan: Checklist ECHT
name: Jolanda Ten Brinke
occupation: occupational therapist / certified hand therapist (CHT-NL)
contact by mail: email@example.com