Frequently Asked Questions
Are there requirements for enrolling in Distance Learning?
No, there are no requirements or prerequisites for enrollment, although we suggest that students be proficient at reading English.
What is the time frame for completing each course?
You have four months to complete your course from the time you receive your course materials. Distance learning is a self-paced program. Each course has about 40 hours of learning content.
Can I re-enroll in a Distance Learning course or curriculum if my completion date has passed?
Yes, you just need to re-enroll. Contact us, pay a nominal re-enrollment fee of $35 for a single course of $50 for multiple courses, and resume your studies. It’s as easy as that.
Are there payment plans available?
No, we do not have a payment plan available. However, you can purchase course by course as you advance in your learning path. We accept credit cards, checks, money orders, and wire transfers.
Are there any discounts available?
We do not have any discounts other than those offered to AHLA members. Your two options are purchasing single courses or purchasing an entire curriculum/program at once.
Do you accept financial aid?
No, because we are not a school, we do not offer or accept financial aid.
The online application is totaling the whole program. How do I manually choose the courses I want to take first?
If you prefer to pay as you go, choose the Individual Courses option in step 2 of the application. This will allow you to choose one or more courses manually. The application will then total the price according to how many courses were chosen. If you are already a distance learning student, please add “STU-(student number)” in the comments field of step 1.
Can I get college credit for completing AHLEI’s online courses?
The American Council on Education’s College Credit Recommendation Service (ACE CREDIT) has evaluated and recommended college credit for several AHLEI’s courses and the Certified Hotel Administrator (CHA). Through this program, these courses have gone through a rigorous, judicious and reliable third-party evaluation process. The ACE credit recommendation bestowed on these courses signifies that, through this process, the review team found that the learning outcomes of our courses meet those of accredited colleges and universities.
ACE’s College Credit Recommendation Service (ACE CREDIT) connects workplace learning with colleges and universities by helping adults gain access to academic credit at colleges and universities for formal courses and examinations taken in the workplace or other settings outside traditional higher education. The service reviews programs and assigns to them a suggested level of college credit. Individuals applying to a college or university may submit ACE-recommended programs for possible awarding of college credit by that institution. For more information, visit the ACE CREDIT Transcript Service website at http://www.acenet.edu/acecredit. Contact the ACE office through e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org . They also have a Call Center 1-202-939-9434 staffed Monday through Friday 8:45 am to 4:45 pm EST.