Certified Hotel Administrator (CHA) Online Program

CHA

The Certified Hotel Administrator is a prestigious certification that recognizes these leadership and managerial skills. ​

Certified Hotel Administrator (CHA) Online Program
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Certified Hotel Administrator (CHA) Online Program

Price: $700.00
Member Price: $595.00
Price: $700.00
Member Price: $595.00
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General managers and hospitality executives provide leadership to every level of a hospitality operation. They establish the vision and lead their staff in executing it. Their dedication to the hospitality industry is evident in the way they seek out continuing education, manage their employees, and ensure the financial success of the property. The Certified Hotel Administrator is a prestigious certification that recognizes these leadership and managerial skills. ​

Program features include:

  • Review material on the go. You can download program content to your computer, mobile device or tablet for offline reading.
  • Content organized by topic in a modular format that makes it easy to review material in any order
  • A practice quiz with each module that can be taken as many times as needed

Prerequisites

You can earn the CHA designation if you have been employed for two years (and are currently employed) in one of these qualifying positions:

General manager, owner/operator in a lodging hospitality company, or corporate executive* at a lodging hospitality company responsible for the operation of two or more properties

Assistant general manager or director of operations/rooms division (after successfully completing the CRDE certification)

Candidate Time in Position: 2 years.

The time in position requirement can be reduced by one year by meeting the following conditions:

  • One current AHLEI department head certification (limit 1)
  • A degree from an accredited academic institution (limit 1)

* A corporate executive is defined as an individual, employed by a firm responsible for the operation of two or more properties, who serves as a regional or corporate director of operations, or has ultimate corporate responsibility for rooms, marketing, finance, food and beverage, revenue management, human resources or engineering.

How to Obtain Certification

  • Purchase your application, study guide, and exam package
  • Complete and submit your application and supporting documents
  • Upon approval, access resource materials
  • Connect with a proctor to complete your exam

How to Apply

Upon purchase, you will be required to complete an online application to ensure you meet the prerequisites. Until your application is approved, you will be unable to access the exam preparation resource materials that are part of your purchase.

To apply:

  1. After checkout, check your order confirmation email and click on the "Apply Online" link.
  2. Upon logging into the system, you can select the "Launch" button to begin your application.
  3. Follow the instructions and steps provided.
  4. Provide correct documentation and required references. Have these documents available for upload:
    • Current Resume
    • Job Description
    • Copy of diploma or transcripts
    • Any previous AHLEI certification certificates
  5. Following response by references, open and submit application.

Following application approval, your exam preparation resource materials will become available under “My Learning & Exams.” If your application is denied, you will be entitled to a refund of your entire package.

Resource Materials

The Certified Hotel Administrator review program is a self-paced online program that helps you prepare for the CHA certification exam. You can access it online or download the content into a mobile device, tablet or computer.

The program is segmented by modules with topics including:

  • Financial Management
  • Food and Beverage Management
  • Human Resources
  • Leadership
  • Marketing and Sales
  • Revenue Management
  • Rooms Management

You can focus on one area at a time in any order. Each module includes a practice quiz that you can take as many times as you wish before attempting to take the comprehensive final exam.

Exam

You will need to connect with a proctor and register for a proctored exam session before you see the exam under the “My Learning and Exams” dashboard.

Follow the prompts to identify a proctor.

NOTE: Proctors will need to follow an approval process. When you have identified a proctor, be sure to share the proctor approval process.

Once your proctor schedules an exam session, they will send you and enrollment link, select enroll and you can access your exam under Scheduled Exams on your Learning and Exam dashboard. On the day of the exam, select Launch exam, your Proctor will enter in the Exam Session password and your exam will start.

Results

Once you have submitted your exam, you will receive a pass/fail notification. Once your Proctor has closed out the Exam Session you’ll see your exam results/certificate under the Certificate/Results tab on your Learning and Exam dashboard.

Upon passing the exam, you will be granted access to your digital certification certificate.

Certifications are valid for 5 years. You may purchase your digital recertification application at any time before the expiration date. To recertify, candidates must pay the fee and complete a recertification application, submitting all supporting documentation. The recertification fee* is $200. Candidates apply to recertify past the 5-year mark are subject to a late fee.

Visit Get Certified to purchase the Recertification Application.

Once your application is approved, a new certificate will be available under the Certificates/Results tab on your Learning and Exams dashboard.

*Prices are subject to change without notice.

For additional information, please contact the Professional Certification Department: ​

Email: certification@ahlei.org | Phone: 407-999-8100 or 888-575-8726

CHA

The Certified Hotel Administrator is a prestigious certification that recognizes these leadership and managerial skills. ​

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