Certified Master Hotel Supplier (CMHS®)

CMHS

The Certified Master Hotel Supplier validates that you are a professional who serves the hospitality industry well with your knowledge and experience.

Certified Master Hotel Supplier (CMHS®)
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Certified Master Hotel Supplier (CMHS®)

Price: $400.00
Member Price: $150.00
Price: $400.00
Member Price: $150.00

You are more than just a salesperson and order taker. You have a deep understanding of the industry and can advise your hospitality customers in making better business decisions. The Certified Master Hotel Supplier validates that you are a professional who serves the hospitality industry well with your knowledge and experience.

This unique recognition program—the highest honor for professional excellence offered to suppliers of products and services to the hospitality industry—is designed to expand your knowledge and reward your achievements.

The CMHS certification can help you gain greater visibility in the hotel supply market, attention from clients, respect from peers, and potential career advancement.

Prerequisites

You must be currently employed as a supplier of hospitality products or services to the hospitality industry to qualify for the CMHS.

How to Apply

Have the following documents available to upload:

  • Current Resume
  • Job Description
  • Employment Verification Form (signed by your immediate supervisor)
  • Complete payment

Printable Application

Download the Certified Master Hotel Supplier (CMHS®) application.

Resource Materials

Candidates for the Certified Master Hotel Supplier (CMHS) designation will receive a study guide based on the track they have indicted on their application—supplier or food and beverage.

The study guide includes information on general hospitality operations, as well as information specific to the track selected.

Exam

When you are ready to take the exam online, contact AHLEI’s Certification Department to have the exam sent to your proctor.

A proctor may be a CHA, CMHS, a hospitality educator, an AHLA member association executive, your immediate supervisor or a member of the clergy. Your designated proctor cannot be a relative.

The CMHS exam has 125 multiple-choice questions that must be answered within two hours. The questions test your mastery of competencies derived from key areas of knowledge.

For additional information, please contact the Professional Certification Department:

Email: certification@ahlei.org | Phone 407-999-8100 or 888-575-8726 | Fax: 407-236-7848 or 407-999-8610

The hospitality industry constantly changes, so hospitality professionals must continually advance their knowledge and skills. For this reason, certification designees hold their certification for only five years.

During the next five years, the designee must:

  • Maintain their qualifying position within the industry
  • Earn points by fulfilling activity requirements

Points are earned for:

  • Professional experience
  • Professional development activities/seminars
  • Industry-related involvement
  • Educational services

Other ways to earn recertification points include:

  • Complete any AHLEI hospitality management course online. They provide five points toward the recertification total. View course offerings and enroll today.
  • Earn points for attending any industry-affiliated tradeshow, conference, or convention.

Recertification Application

Certified Master Hotel Supplier (CMHS) - ( Application) ( Maintenance Points )

A candidate may elect to sit for the exam to earn recertification instead of earning points. The candidate must achieve a minimum score of 70 percent to recertify.

The recertification fee* is $100. Candidates who recertify must pay the fee, complete a maintenance activity form, submit all supporting documentation, and sign the maintenance agreement - agreeing to all terms.

Once recertified, you will receive a new jeweled lapel pin that reflects the number of years you are certified and a new certificate.

*Prices are subject to change without notice.

Please submit your recertification packet to:

American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute
6751 Forum Drive, Suite 220
Orlando, Florida 32821​

For additional information, please contact the Professional Certification Department:

Email: certification@ahlei.org | Phone 407-999-8100 or 888-575-8726 | Fax: 407-236-7848 or 407-999-8610

CMHS

The Certified Master Hotel Supplier validates that you are a professional who serves the hospitality industry well with your knowledge and experience.

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