Candidates for this certification must be enrolled in a high school class that uses AHLEI's Hospitality and Tourism Management Program (HTMP) for its curriculum. Students must pass the Year 1 and Year 2 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
It is preferred that students complete the 100-hour on-site workplace requirement between Year 1 and Year 2; however, the requirement must be completed within 120 days of taking the HTMP Year 2 exam.
Students who are unable to complete the internship can also meet this qualification by completing the Knowledge Matters Virtual Business Hotel online simulation and submitting the completion voucher to AHLEI.
How to Apply
HTMP students apply for this certification through their participation in the curriculum. Their instructor will roster the students. AHLEI will monitor completion of the requirements (Year 1 and Year 2 exams, voucher for completion of work requirement or Knowledge Matters simulation) and award the certification upon receipt of all components.
The resource material for this certification are the textbooks and workbooks for Year 1 and Year 2 of the Hospitality and Tourism Management Program (HTMP) curriculum.
Students must complete the 100-question exam for Year 1 and Year 2 of the HTMP with a score of 70% or higher. Students receive a Certificate of Completion from AHLEI for each year.