Candidates for the CLSO must show proof of current, full-time employment as a hospitality security officer for 90 days.
Completion of the Lodging Security Officer Program, either through self-study or in a group training program, is highly recommended for those preparing to take the CLSO exam.
How to Apply
Download the CLSO order form.
Complete and return the order form by mail or fax, along with the examination fee. Be sure to name a proctor to whom your exam will be sent.
Within three weeks, AHLEI will send the CLSO exam to your designated proctor.
The Lodging Security Officer Program is a one-time investment for your property. It includes all training materials for the facilitator; individual participant workbooks may be purchased separately.
The CLSO Study Guide is recommended for non-group applicants.
Please Note: the CLSO exam fee is separate from the study guide and/or workbooks.
CLSO exam preparation material offers a thorough overview of the CLSO exam content.
The CLSO exam consists of 60 multiple-choice questions that must be answered within a two-hour time period. All test questions are designed to test the candidate's mastery of various competencies derived from four key areas of knowledge in combination with on-the-job hospitality work experience. The key areas of testing are:
- Lodging Security Overview
- Routine Security Activities
- Handling Misdemeanors and Felonies
- Handling Emergencies
Successful candidates will receive a certificate and CLSO lapel pin.
Multiple Staff Members
To order this program for your property to train multiple staff members, contact our sales team.
For additional information, please contact the Professional Certification Department:
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org | Phone 407-999-8100 or 888-575-8726 | Fax: 407-236-7848 or 407-999-8610