Certified Lodging Security Director (CLSD)

Day in and day out, lodging security directors make sure that everyone who steps into the property, whether guest, employee or supplier, is safe and secure. They manage risks, detect threats, and make sure there is highly trained and skilled security staff to protect people and property.

Duration

3 Months

Study Mode

Distance Learning

Get Certified

Hospitality certification provides recognition of mastery of professional knowledge and skills at every level of your hospitality career. AHLEI provides the study materials and administers the certification process for nearly 30 certification designations trademarked by the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA).

You’re good at your job. Through hard work, training, learning, and experience, you’ve gained the skills and knowledge that make you stand out among your peers. Whether you work in a line-level position, are the hotel general manager, or anywhere in between, you create the experiences that keep guests coming back to your property.

At COTHM, we want to help you get the recognition your skills and talent deserve. We offer study materials and exams for more than 20 professional certifications endorsed by the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA).

With certifications for every step along your career path, it’s easy to create a professional development plan that grows with you.

About this Course​

Day in and day out, lodging security directors make sure that everyone who steps into the property, whether guest, employee or supplier, is safe and secure. They manage risks, detect threats, and make sure there is highly trained and skilled security staff to protect people and property. The Certified Lodging Security Director certification recognizes you as the dedicated professional you are, a leader who is skilled and knowledgeable about all areas of security.​

The CLSD certification can help you excel in your current position, move further toward your career goals, and show that you are among the best in your profession.”

Prerequisites

You can earn the CLSD designation if you are currently employed as a security director at property level or as a corporate executive employed by a firm responsible for the operation of three or more properties, who serves as a regional or corporate director of security, or has ultimate responsibility for security or risk management issues.

Candidate Time in Position: 1 year. Time in position can be reduced by six months by meeting one of these conditions:

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

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

You will be required to complete an application to ensure you meet the prerequisites. 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

Exam

Proctor Required: Yes
Number of Examinations:
 1
Number of Questions per Course: 200
Time Allowed per Course: 240 minutes
Passing Score: 70%
Retake Limit: 2 retake purchases allowed (within 1 year from date of application approval)

Finding a Proctor

COTHM will arrange a proctor and register for a proctored exam session before you can take the exam

Awarding Body

Upon successful completion, the certificate is awarded by COTHM.

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