Application Forms

Associate Membership application Form

Please Click to Download Associate Membership Application Form

Please complete and include supporting documents: Supervision Agreement, Annual Practicing Certificate and proof of Parent Body Membership (OTNZWNA or PNZ).

To bill under the ACC Hand Therapy Allied Health contract you will need to have a supervisor who has been an HTNZ Registered member for 2 years or more, and submit a completed Supervision Agreement with HTNZ signed by this supervisor.

Once completed, please email your form and supporting documents to HTNZ Admin

Registered MEMBERSHIP application FORM

Application for HTNZ Associate Membership Or Newsletter Subscriber
Supporting documents: Supervision Agreement, Annual Practicing Certificate and proof of Parent Body Membership

To bill under the ACC Hand Therapy Allied Health contract you will need to have a supervisor who has been an HTNZ Registered member for 2 years or more, and submit a completed Supervision Agreement with HTNZ signed by this supervisor
Application for Registered Membership Pathway 1: Case Study please include cover sheet and $500 fee payment with application email
Application for Registered Membership Pathway 2: Certified Hand Therapist or Equivalent
Application for Registered Membership Pathway 3: Additional Post-Graduate Paper

Supporting documents needed for your application are listed on the application form and can include:
- Proof of AUT HAUL paper completion, within last 5 years
- Evidence of completion of an HTNZ approved additional post graduate level paper relevant to Hand Therapy Practice, within last 5 years
Verification of completed supervised clinical hours
Case log onsite
Case log offsite
Verification of formal supervision
HTNZ log book for continuing professional development
- Letter of recommendation from a HTNZ Registered Hand Therapist or Orthopaedic or Plastic Hand Surgeon
- Evidence of two peer reviews by a HTNZ Registered Hand Therapist external to your own, or your supervisors organisation
- Clinical Case Presentation Marking Schedule (will be sent to you by the Case Study marker)
- Completion of HTNZ approved static and dynamic splinting course

Once completed, please email your form and supporting documents to HTNZ Admin

For Registered membership applications, please note that all applications are reviewed for approval at the next upcoming Executive Committee meeting, this meeting date is 1/11/22 and the due date for applications to be reviewed at this meeting is 12pm, 28/10/22

Please find HTNZ's most up to date rules document here, the above information may paraphrase or directly copy from the HTNZ rules however the rules themselves are your best resource for understanding the legal requirements of HTNZ membership and operational structure of HTNZ

Life Membership Criteria

Outstanding contribution during a minimum period of 10 years of continuous membership. To be awarded by a consensus vote at an Annual General Meeting.

Life Members:

Sue Sewell, Christchurch
Edel Kelly, Auckland

Honorary Membership Criteria

Outstanding contribution to the association by a member or non member. To be awarded by a consensus vote at an Annual General Meeting.

Honorary Member:

Judy Colditz, USA