Certified Hospitality and Tourism Management Professional (CHTMP)

Certified Hospitality and Tourism Management Professional

Entry-level credential for individuals interested in pursuing a career in the hospitality industry.

Certified Hospitality and Tourism Management Professional (CHTMP)

Certified Hospitality and Tourism Management Professional (CHTMP)

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Individuals can demonstrate they are prepared for a position in the hospitality industry by achieving this portable professional certificate.

Objective domains

Objective domains are a comprehensive set of specific and measurable knowledge, understanding and skills that are the basis for the development of both the certificate exams and learning products

Prerequisites

Candidates for this certification must pass the Level 1 and Level 2 CHTMP exams with scores of 70% or higher; and also complete 100 hours of paid or unpaid work experience in one or more of the following qualifying areas: 

  • Accommodations: Hotels, resorts, motels, hostels, vacation rentals, vacation ownership, bed & breakfast properties, recreational vehicles and camping
  • Food & Beverage: Restaurants, full-service, fine dining, quick service, banquet facilities, lounges
  • Transportation: Airlines, cruise lines, rail, car rentals, tour/coach operators, bus lines, taxis
  • Attractions: Theme parks, zoos, national/state/local parks, natural wonders, heritage sites

Submitting materials

Educators or Proctors administering the exam will submit cohort/class rosters, workplace vouchers and the exam answer sheets to:

AHLEI Exam Processing
6751 Forum Drive
Suite 220
Orlando, FL 32821

Educators/Proctors/Examinees may submit work vouchers on behalf of the examinee along with exam answer sheets or within 120 days of completing the second exam.

A completed class roster is required with each class or cohort submission.

AHLEI will monitor completion of the requirements (two exams, voucher for completion of work requirement or approved simulation) and award the certificates upon receipt and review of all components. 

Resource Material

Visit Hospitality and Tourism Management Program for more information on the resource materials that may be used to prep for the CHTMP exams.

Exam

Students must complete two 100-question exams with a score of 70% or higher on both. Students receive a Certificate of Completion from AHLEI for each year.

Exams must be proctored. To register as a proctor for CHTMP exams or to schedule an exam, contact AHLEI.

Exam answer sheets may be purchased or by contacting sales.

Workplace Competency Voucher


An important part of the Hospitality and Tourism Management Program is making sure students get practical, on-the-job experience that ensures they have first-hand experience that will serve them well after they graduate.

Students are required to work 100 hours in a qualifying position, which includes:

  • Accommodations: Hotels, resorts, motels, hostels, vacation rentals, vacation ownership, bed and breakfast properties, recreational vehicles and camping.
  • Food & Beverage: Restaurants, full-service, fine-dining, quick service, bars and lounges.
  • Transportation: Airlines, cruise lines, rail, car rentals, tour/coach operators, bus lines, taxis.
  • Attractions: Theme parks, zoos, national/state/local parks, natural wonders, heritage sites

Once they have completed the 100 hours, they must complete a workplace competency voucher. Instructors can download and print that here. Students who complete this experience along with passing the final exams for both HTMP Year 1 and 2, earn the Certified Hospitality and Tourism Management Professional (CHTMP) credential.

What if you live in an area where your students are not able to get internships? How can they earn the CHTMP credential?  Sign your students up for “Knowledge Matters,” a virtual business hotel developed with Marriott International, that models the inner working of a high-end hotel and calls upon students to make the hourly and daily decisions that go into running a hospitality property. Completion of the simulation counts toward fulfilling the workplace requirements of the HTMP program.  The simulation is available through a site license (visit the Knowledge Matters website for license options and pricing).

Certified Hospitality and Tourism Management Professional

Entry-level credential for individuals interested in pursuing a career in the hospitality industry.

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