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    • About the Educational Institute

      We Train The Best!

      Established in 1953, the Educational Institute (EI), one of the finest nonprofit member benefits of the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA), is the premier source for delivering quality hospitality education, training and professional certification that serves the needs of hospitality schools and industries worldwide.

      The Educational Institute continues to meet and exceed its education and training mission by providing materials for all levels of hospitality personnel via: online learning, distance learning courses, videos, seminars, textbooks, and study guides.

      Professional certification from the Educational Institute is the ultimate distinction of professional excellence for the hospitality industry. The Educational Institute certifies and validates competencies in conjunction with academia and industry experts for more than 20 positions in the hospitality industry; designations from front-line to general manager, including the prestigious CHA - the Certified Hotel Administrator.

      The Educational Institute extends its reputation around the globe to serve the needs of learning institutions and hotel organizations through 74 licensed affiliates in 45 different countries. The Educational Institute also has an official office located in India, and holds exclusive Hospitality Education Program (HEP) license agreements in numerous countries connecting the Educational Institute's research and expertise to hospitality operations throughout Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Africa, and Latin America. EI's 2010 audited financial statements and 2009 FORM 990 , “Return of Organization Exempt From Income Tax,” provides details of its operations and financial positions.

      Board of Trustees

      AH&LA board consists of 83 members. In addition, the following organizations are non-voting members, but important advisors to the AH&LA board: Hospitality Financial & Technical Professionals (HFTP), Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International (HSMAI), International Society of Hospitality Consultants (ISHC), International Executive Housekeepers Association (IEHA), and the National Restaurant Association (NRA).

      Locations

      Florida

      Michigan

      India

      800 N. Magnolia Avenue
      Suite 300
      Orlando, FL 32803 USA
      2113 North High Street
      Lansing, MI 48906 USA
      Asha House
      28, Suren Road
      Andheri East, Mumbai 400 093

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