COTHM continues to meet the needs of the industry with a variety of hospitality solutions, including online learning, professional certification, and resources for high schools, colleges, and workforce agencies.
Our training programs and distance learning platforms can be used by students as well as by industry professionals. COTHM is is a leader in hospitality training and hotel management certifications and offers online learning and courses with textbooks and digital material to enhance the hospitality learning experience. COTHM,s programs are all recognized by the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA) and conform to the best practices in the hotel and lodging industry.
Every hotel, resort and hospitality business can benefit from continuing training and updating the staff’s skill certifications. Select our Certification Programs to discover what professional hospitality certification designations are available for all levels of employee, from line-level through hospitality management. Select Products to browse our extensive list of hospitality training options.
Take individual courses or work toward earning Areas of Specialization certificates, a Hospitality Fundamentals certificate, a Hospitality Operations certificate, a Hospitality Management Diploma or a Professional Certification.
American Hotel & Lodging Association
Serving the hospitality industry for more than a century, the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA) is the sole national association representing all segments of the 1.8 million-employee U.S. lodging industry, including hotel owners, REITs, chains, franchisees, management companies, independent properties, state hotel associations, and industry suppliers.
Headquartered in Washington, DC, AH&LA provides active advocacy, clear communications, and educational empowerment for this vital industry.
- Managing over 4.9 million rooms
- Employing more than 1.8 million
- Welcoming 4.7 million guests every day
- Generating $1.3 trillion in travel revenue
- Creating $155.5 billion in lodging sales revenue
- Raising $129 billion in business travel tax revenue annually
American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute
Established in 1953, the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute (AHLEI), a non-profit organization, is committed to investing in the workforce development of the hospitality industry. For over 60 years, AHLEI has provided hospitality education and training solutions to those preparing for hospitality careers and those already working in the industry.
Because AHLEI is the training and education arm of the American Hotel & Lodging Association, they have a clear vision of what the industry needs and how to prepare people to succeed in this vibrant field. Direct industry input goes into the development of every one of our products, ensuring that the knowledge you gain is up-to-date, practical, and accurate.
Leading hotel brands, management companies, hospitality schools, convention bureaus, and associations around the world turn to AHLEI for hospitality education and training resources and professional certification. More than 1,500 universities, colleges, vocational technical schools, and government agencies worldwide use AHLEI courses, textbooks, and supplemental media assets in their classroom.
As the certifying body for hospitality, several of our training programs feature portable, stackable, industry-recognized certifications that provide participants with tangible recognition for their skills and knowledge.