Widely recognized as the preeminent leader in hospitality credentials, the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute (AHLEI) provides certification for hospitality professionals in all facets of the industry, including:
- food & beverage establishments
- hospitality educators
- hotel suppliers
Professional Certification demonstrates proficiency. It is a concrete indication of your skill, and shows employers and guests that you are committed to your profession and are well trained with proven abilities.
Continuing education is a lifelong process and is motivated by a number of factors, including curiosity, self-identified gaps in knowledge, and the desire to provide the very best as an individual – and the very best guest service.
Although certification is voluntary, individuals have the responsibility to demonstrate competence before expecting the recognition and rewards of a profession. In addition, certification and the process of certificate maintenance through continuing education lend credibility to many professions in legislative and policy arenas.
Step-1-You Apply for Certification
It is important when applying for a certification that all supporting documentation listed on the application is provided. This will help ensure that the application is processed in a timely manner. Application is processed in approximately two weeks from being received.
Step-2-Exam Preparation Material
If exam preparation materials are included in the certification program fee, they will become available once the application process is complete with supporting documentation and payment.
Time allowance from date of enrollment to successfully complete the exam can vary based on certification selected.
Step-4-Candidate Passes Exam
Candidates receive their pin and certificate approximately four weeks after successfully passing the certification exam.