|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 serve 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.|
|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 vote on all elective offices and serve on (but not chair) committees. (Verification required.)|
|Fellow||$75||Open to any registered or licensed occupational or physical therapist who is participating in a full-time, residential fellowship program that pays with a stipend or a decreased salary. Candidates must send a letter from their fellowship coordinator verifying their participation in the fellowship and the type of payment/level of financial strain (at least 75% reduction of salary). This membership category can only be utilized for one year of a fellowship.||
A Fellow (Associate) member may vote on all elective offices and serve on (but not chair) committees. (Verification required.)
|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.|
|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. Discounted, first-year introductory rate ($30) for new student members.||A Student member may serve on (but not chair) committees. Student members cannot 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 25 years or who are founding members.||Administered through ASHT's Awards Program. Lifetime members 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 or ASHT@asht.org.