Get Certified

Hospitality certification provides recognition of mastery of professional knowledge
and skills at every level of your hospitality career. AHLEI provides the study materials and
administers the certification process for nearly 30 certification designations trademarked
by the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA).

You’re good at your job. Through hard work, training, learning, and experience, you’ve gained the skills and knowledge that make you stand out among your peers. Whether you work in a line-level position, are the hotel general manager, or anywhere in between, you create the experiences that keep guests coming back to your property.

At AHLEI, we want to help you get the recognition your skills and talent deserve. We offer study materials and exams for more than 20 professional certifications endorsed by the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA).

With certifications for every step along your career path, it’s easy to create a professional development plan that grows with you.

Find the right certification for your career path and apply today. View the full certification grid.

Get Recertified

The hospitality industry constantly changes, so hospitality professionals must continually advance their knowledge and skills. For this reason, certification designees hold their certification for only five years.
 
During the next five years, the designee must:
 

  • Maintain their qualifying position within the industry
  • Earn points by fulfilling activity requirements

 
Points are earned for:
 

  • Professional experience
  • Professional development activities/seminars
  • Industry-related involvement
  • Educational services

 
Other ways to earn recertification points include:
 

  • Complete any AHLEI hospitality management course online. They provide five points toward the recertification total.
  • Earn points for attending any industry-affiliated tradeshow, conference, or convention.

 
More good news? There are free courses that count toward certification
 
Schneider Electric’s Energy Education University offers many free courses that count as education points toward recertification for the following designations:
 

 
Visit the MyEnergy University to enroll today.
 
Procter & Gamble Professional University offers free online courses that count toward recertification points for the following designations:
 

 
Visit www.pgpro.com/university-ahlei to enroll.
 
Recertification Applications:
 
Certified Hotel Administrator (CHA) – ( Application ) ( Maintenance Points )
Certified Rooms Division Executive (CRDE) – ( Application ) ( Maintenance Points )
Certified Food & Beverage Executive (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 exam to earn recertification instead of earning points. The candidate must achieve a minimum score of 75 CLSD exam, and 70 percent on all other exams to recertify.
 
Recertification fees* are $200 each for Executive Level and Department Head Level; $100 each for CHRM, CHSP and CMHS. Candidates who recertify must pay the fee, 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: 407-999-8100 or 888-575-8726 | Fax: 407-236-7848 or 407-999-8610

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Get Recertified

The hospitality industry constantly changes, so hospitality professionals must continually advance their knowledge and skills. For this reason, certification designees hold their certification for only five years.
 
During the next five years, the designee must:
 

  • Maintain their qualifying position within the industry
  • Earn points by fulfilling activity requirements

 
Points are earned for:
 

  • Professional experience
  • Professional development activities/seminars
  • Industry-related involvement
  • Educational services

 
Other ways to earn recertification points include:
 

  • Complete any AHLEI hospitality management course online. They provide five points toward the recertification total.
  • Earn points for attending any industry-affiliated tradeshow, conference, or convention.

 
More good news? There are free courses that count toward certification
 
Schneider Electric’s Energy Education University offers many free courses that count as education points toward recertification for the following designations:
 

 
Visit the MyEnergy University to enroll today.
 
Procter & Gamble Professional University offers free online courses that count toward recertification points for the following designations:
 

 
Visit www.pgpro.com/university-ahlei to enroll.
 
Recertification Applications:
 
Certified Hotel Administrator (CHA) – ( Application ) ( Maintenance Points )
Certified Rooms Division Executive (CRDE) – ( Application ) ( Maintenance Points )
Certified Food & Beverage Executive (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 exam to earn recertification instead of earning points. The candidate must achieve a minimum score of 75 CLSD exam, and 70 percent on all other exams to recertify.
 
Recertification fees* are $200 each for Executive Level and Department Head Level; $100 each for CHRM, CHSP and CMHS. Candidates who recertify must pay the fee, 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: 407-999-8100 or 888-575-8726 | Fax: 407-236-7848 or 407-999-8610

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Oct4-5

Certification in Hotel Industry Analytics (CHIA) – North Miami, FL

STR Johnson & Wales University North Miami campus
JWU Wildcat Center/Computer Lab Academic Center
Registration Fee: $595
AHLA members receive a discount to $545
Enrollment Fee: Included with registration fee
Oct10

Certification in Hotel Industry Analytics (CHIA) – Rockville MD/Washington DC

UMES Shady Grove Campus
9630 Gudelsky Dr. Bldg II, Rockville MD 20850
Registration Fee: $595
AHLA members receive a discount to $545
Enrollment Fee: Included with registration fee
Nov9

Certification in Hotel Industry Analytics (CHIA) – New York City

New York University’s Midtown Center
11 W 42nd Street, New York, New York, 10036
Registration Fee: $595
AHLA members receive a discount to $545
Enrollment Fee: Included with registration fee
Nov1-2

Certification in Hotel Industry Analytics (CHIA) – London

University of West London
Boston Manor Road, Brentford, Middlesex TW8 9GA
Registration Fee: $695
AHLA members receive a discount to $645
Enrollment Fee: Included with registration fee
Oct28-29

Certification in Hotel Industry Analytics (CHIA) – Bad Honnef

IUBH University of Applied Sciences
Mulheimerstrasse 64, Bad Honnef, 53604.
Registration Fee: $645
Enrollment Fee: Included with registration fee
Oct25-26

Certification in Hotel Industry Analytics (CHIA) – Munich

IUBH Duales Studium Munchen
Berg-am-Laim-Strasse 47, Munich 81673
Registration Fee: $645
Enrollment Fee: Included with registration fee
Aug13-14

Certification in Hotel Industry Analytics (CHIA) – Nashville

STR Main office in Hendersonville, TN
Registration Fee: $695
AHLA members receive a discount to $645
Enrollment Fee: Included with registration fee
Jul23-24

Certification in Hotel Industry Analytics (CHIA) – New Orleans

University of New Orleans
Registration Fee: $695
AHLA members receive a discount to $645
Enrollment Fee: Included with registration fee