What is reaccreditation
Reaccreditation ensures that the AHT maintains clinical competence after initial accreditation. It is the personal responsibility of each AHT to maintain, enhance and extend their knowledge, expertise and competence.
Reaccreditation provides assurance to the public that the AHT continues to meet the high standards set by the AHTA Credentialing Council.
Applicants must be a current AHT and apply for reaccreditation before their AHT expiry date (five years from the last approval).
When to apply
Applications must be submitted no less than 60 days prior to the applicant’s AHT expiry date.
The reaccreditation obligation period is five years and commences on the date of the award of Accredited Hand Therapist (AHT).
Applicants must read and follow the Reaccreditation Guidelines
To apply for reaccreditation the applicant must provide evidence of the completion of the required hours within three categories. This evidence must be entered into the applicant's CPD Diary using the provided forms, before applying for reaccreditation.
Forms can be located on the 'Forms' page of the website.
How to apply
The reaccreditation fee is $250 (inc GST).
Incomplete applications will be 'rejected' and the applicant must resubmit their application.
The re-submission fee is $150 (inc GST).
The Reaccreditation fee is not refundable.
The applicant must apply and pay the reaccreditation fee via the AHTA website.
The applicant's CPD Log will be checked, and evidence verified by staff on behalf of the Credentialing Council.
If the applicant has met all advertised requirements and evidence has been verified, applications will proceed to the Credentialing Council and the Board.
Applicants will be awarded reaccreditation for five years from the date of application submission or fee paid, whichever date is the latest.
A sample of applications will be submitted to the Credentialing Council for auditing.
Credentialing Council Meetings 2024
Applications will be shared with the Council Members 10 days in advance.
Applications must be submitted 28 days prior to the meeting date listed to be tabled at that meeting.
Any applications received later will be held over to the next meeting.
Wednesday 07 Feb 202
Alternatives to reaccreditation
There are two alternatives to reaccreditation:
If an applicant is unable to complete the requirements for reaccreditation by the date that their AHT credential expires, the applicant’s membership will be recategorised to Associate Member status.
Denial of application
The Board may resolve to deny the applicant reaccreditation as an AHT, if in the opinion of the Board, the AHT has:
The applicant may send a notice of grievance within 45 days of notification to the Chair of the Credentialing Council, setting out the proposed grievance and the grounds upon which it was based.
At least 28 days before the Credentialing Council meeting at which a grievance will be considered, the CEO must give the applicant written notice: stating the date, time and place of the meeting where the grievance will be considered; and that the applicant is entitled to attend the meeting or otherwise provide a verbal explanation and have an opportunity to discuss the matter with the Credentialing Council for its consideration before any decision is made. The Credentialing Council may invite the President to attend this meeting.
After considering any explanation, the Credentialing Council may uphold the decision to deny reaccreditation, may overturn the decision or may refer the grievance to the Board to make a final decision.
The CEO must give written notice to the Member of the decision as soon as reasonably possible.
There will be no liability for any loss or injury suffered by the Member due to any decision made in good faith.
Reaccreditation is required to maintain the credential and AHT status.
Failure to submit requirements by the due date will result in loss of AHT status.
This video 'Reaccreditation Made Easy' provides step-by-step instructions on how to add CPD entries and also how to submit your application.