AHLEI Partner Programs

When you partner with the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute (AHLEI), you partner with a world leader in hospitality learning solutions and professional certification.

We have an official office located in India, and we extend our reputation around the world to serve the needs of leaning institutions and hotel organizations with more than 97 licensed affiliates in 55 countries.

Our clients are in the business of hospitality and tourism. We help them evolve and evolve with them.

AHLEI Hospitality Education Partners (HEP) hold exclusive master license agreements in 11 countries, connecting the Educational Institute's research and expertise to hospitality operations throughout Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Africa, Latin America, and the Caribbean. 

Outside the United States and Canada, educational courses and curricula are available only to institutions that have entered into a formal license arrangement with AHLEI.

The Global Academic Partner (GAP) license is designed to help schools develop well-educated students in their pursuit of either an academic degree and/or academic certificate programs.

Privileges and Benefits:

  • Offer AHLEI courses, areas of specialization, and diplomas
  • Right to use AHLEI name and trademark
  • Availability of a full range of proven, up-to-date educational materials
  • Flexibility in class size and meeting times
  • Full range of supplemental materials including videos and CDs
  • Students receive credentials recognized worldwide

Term of Agreement:

  • Five (5) years, with renewal provisions
  • Use of AHLEI Name and Trademarks
  • Right to use name, logos, and trademarks of the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute (AHLEI)

Other Privileges and Benefits:

  • Availability of state-of-the-art methodology and hospitality education material
  • International recognition through AHLEI name and network of licensed schools
  • Access to a variety of proven hotel management curricula
  • Access to an exclusive section that provides resource materials for license holders


  • Application fee
  • License fee
  • Annual maintenance fee

Obligations of AHLEI:

  • Certify full-time faculty members/eligible employees
  • Perform a pre-license school inspection
  • Make technical assistance available
  • Maintain standards throughout the network of licensed schools
  • Promote AHLEI name and courses internationally

Interested in becoming a Global Academic Partner? Call +1.407.999.8100 and ask for our International Sales team.