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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.

August 2018 

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

Date: August 30
Location: University of Venice on the Treviso campus Palazzo San Leonardo - More details on the room number/name will be made avalable closer to the training date.
Registration Fee: $300
Enrollment Fee: Included with registration fee

September 2018

CLASS TITLE: Certification in Hotel Industry Analytics - Dubai, UAE
DETAILS:
Date: September 26-27, 2018
Location: Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management Dubai, Building 69, Umm Suqeim 3, Al Saqool Street 
Registration Fee: $400 
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

CLASS TITLE: Certification in Hotel Industry Analytics - Rockville, MD/Washington, DC
DETAILS:
Date: October 18,2018
Location: UMES Shady Grove Campus, 9630 Gudelsky Drive, Building II, Rockville, MD   
Registration Fee: $595 AHLA members receive a discount to $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) - New York, New York
DETAILS:

Date: November 9-10
Location: New York University - Midtown Center, 11 W 42nd St., New York, NY 10036 
Registration: $695 non-members, $645 AHLA members
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! 

Click here for the entire list.

2016 recipients by month:

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January

    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