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AHLEI Professional Certification

Discover Professional Certification

Widely recognized as the preeminent leader in hospitality certification, the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute (AHLEI) strongly supports and encourages the certification of hospitality professionals in all facets of the industry, including:

  • hotels
  • food & beverage establishments
  • trainers
  • revenue management and sales
  • hospitality educators
  • hotel suppliers

In order to become certified by AHLEI, you must meet the knowledge and experience requirements and successfully complete a certification examination. Certification examinations are available through AHLEI year-round using computerized adaptive testing or traditional print testing.

May 2018

   CLASS TITLE: Certification in Hotel Industry Analytics (CHIA®)  - London, United Kingdom
DETAILS:
Date: May 22, 2018
Location: Bournemouth University
Registration Fee: $295      
Enrollment Fee: $250 for AHLA members or $300 for nonmembers

CLASS TITLE: Certification in Hotel Industry Analytics (CHIA®)  - Guangzhou, China
DETAILS:
Date: May 30-31, 2018
Location: Sun Yat-sen University
Registration Fee: $200      
Enrollment Fee: Included with registration fee

June 2018

CLASS TITLE: Certification in Hotel Industry Analytics (CHIA®)  - Miami, Florida
DETAILS:
Date: June 29, 2018
Location: Biltmore Hotel
Registration Fee: $295      
Enrollment Fee: $250 for AHLA members or $300 for nonmembers

July 2018

CLASS TITLE: Certification in Hotel Industry Analytics (CHIA) - Taipei, Taiwan
DETAILS:

Date: July 6, 2018
Location: (TBD) Taipei, Taiwan
Registration Fee: $200
Enrollment Fee: Included with registration fee

CLASS TITLE: Certification in Hotel Industry Analytics (CHIA) - Kaohsiung, Taiwan
DETAILS:

Date: July 8, 2018
Location: NKUHT, No 1, Sung-ho Road, Shiao-kang District, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Registration Fee: $495
Enrollment Fee: Included with registration fee

CLASS TITLE: Certification in Hotel Industry Analytics (CHIA) - Palm Springs, CA
DETAILS: 

Date: July 24-25
Location: Renaissance Esmeralda Indian Wells Resort & Spa, Indian Wells
Registration Fee: $595 AHLA members may receive a discounted fee for $545.
Enrollment Fee: Included with registration fee

CLASS TITLE: CHART CHT Review & Exam Session - Boca Raton, FL
DETAILS:
Date: July 28, 2018
Location: Boca Raton Resort & Club
Enrollment Fee: $375 for CHART or AHLA Members/$500 for non-members
Application Deadlines: June 26, 2018

CHT Application

August 2018 

CLASS TITLE: CHE - Orlando
DETAILS:
Date: August 6-8, 2018
Location: AHLEI Orlando Office - Training Room
Registration Fee: $75
Enrollment Fee: $600
Application Deadline: June 25, 2018

CHE Application

CLASS TITLE: Certification in Hotel Industry Analytics - Nashville, Tennessee
DETAILS:
Date: August 14-15, 2018 
Location: SRT Corporate Office, 735 East Main Street, Hendersonville, Tennessee  
Registration Fee: $595 AHLA members receive a discount to $545  
Enrollment Fee: included with registration fee

CLASS TITLE: Certification in Hotel Industry Analytics (CHIA) - Venice, Italy
DETAILS:

Date: August 30
Location: TBD
Registration Fee: $300
Enrollment Fee: Included with registration fee

October 2018

CLASS TITLE: Certification in Hotel Industry Analytics (CHIA) - Niagara Falls, NY
DETAILS:

Date: October 16
Location: Niagara Falls Culinary Institute, Niagara Falls, NY
Registration Fee: $595 AHLA members may receive a discounted fee of $545
Enrollment Fee: Included with registration fee

November 2018

CLASS TITLE: Certification in Hotel Industry Analytics (CHIA) - Dublin, Ireland
DETAILS:

Date: November 6
Location: Dublin Institute of Technology, Kevin Street, Dublin 2, d08 X622, Ireland
Registration Fee: $595 AHLA members may receive a discounted fee of $545
Enrollment Fee: Included with registration fee

CLASS TITLE: Certification in Hotel Industry Analytics (CHIA) - Bangkok, Thailand
DETAILS:

Date: November 12
Location: Dusit Thani College, 1 Soi Kaenthong, Nongbon, Pravet, Bangkok
Registration: $295
Enrollment Fee: Included with registration fee

Congratulations to all the candidates who passed their certification examination in 2016 and earned a hospitality industry credential! 

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    Certified Guest Service Professionals (CGSP®) recipients are recognized for the know-how to provide excellent guest service and for their commitment to creating memorable guest experiences. 

    Congratulations to the most recent candidates to earn the CGSP® designation. Thank you for your continued dedication to the hospitality industry!

    2016 recipients January-August.

    Recertification begins the day a candidate earns his or her certification, and designee's hold their certification for only five years. During that time they must: maintain their qualifying position within the industry; earn points by fulfilling various activity requirements based on the level of involvement and time spent doing the activity. The categories for which points are awarded include:

    • Professional Experience
    • Professional Development Activities/Seminars
    • Industry Related Involvement
    • Educational Services

    Additional ways of earning recertification points.

    • Completion of any American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute (AHLEI) hospitality management courses provides 5 points toward the recertification point total. Courses may be taken online or through traditional, paper-based distance learning. View course offerings and enroll today.          
    • Earn points for attending any tradeshow, conference or convention sponsored by AHLEI. View qualifying events.
    • Free Courses Count toward Recertification
      Schneider Electric's Energy University™ offers many free courses that count as education points toward recertification for the following designations:
      • Certified Hotel Administrator (CHA)
      • Certified Hospitality Facilities Executive (CHFE)
      • Visit the MyEnergy University website to enroll today.   

    Procter & Gamble Professional University offers free online courses that count toward recertification points for the following designations:

    Recertification Applications:

    Certified Hotel Administrator (CHA) - ( Application ) ( Maintenance Points )
    Certified Rooms Division Executive (CRDE) - ( Application ) ( Maintenance Points )
    Certified Food & Beverage Excecutive (CFBE) - ( Application ) ( Maintenance Points )
    Certified Hospitality Housekeeping Executive (CHHE) - ( Application ) ( Maintenance Points )
    Certified Hospitality Facilities Executive (CHFE) - ( Application ) ( Maintenance Points )
    Certified Hospitality Trainer (CHT) - ( Application ) ( Maintenance Points )
    Certified Hospitality Revenue Manager (CHRM) - ( Application ) ( Maintenance Points )
    Certified Hospitality Sales Professional (CHSP) - ( Application ) ( Maintenance Points )
    Certified Lodging Security Director (CLSD) - ( Application ) ( Maintenance Points )
    Certified Hospitality Educator (CHE) - ( Application ) ( Maintenance Points )
    Certified Master Hotel Supplier (CMHS) - ( Application ) ( Maintenance Points )

    A candidate may elect to sit for the examination to earn their recertification in lieu of the points system. The candidate must achieve a minimum score of 75% on the CHA and CLSD exams, and 70% on all other exams in order to recertify.

    Recertification fees* are $200 each for Executive Level and Department Head Level; $100 each for CHRM and CHSP. Candidates who recertify are required to remit payment, complete a maintenance activity form, submit all supporting documentation, and sign the maintenance agreement - agreeing to all terms.

    *Prices are subject to change without notice.

    Please submit your recertification packet to:
    American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute
    6751 Forum Drive, Suite 220
    Orlando, Florida 32821

    For additional information, please contact the Professional Certification Department: 
    email:  certification@ahlei.org  | Phone: 1-407-999-8100 or 1-888-575-8726 | Fax: 1-407-236-7848 or 1-407-999-8610