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Amreican Professional Certifications

American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute (AHLEI) strongly supports and encourages the certification of hospitality professionals in all facets of the industry


Professional Certifications

Certification Career Path

Widely recognized as the preeminent leader in hospitality certification, the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute (AHLEI) strongly supports and encourages the certification of hospitality professionals in all facets of the industry, from front-line workers through general managers and executives.

Certification Designations

Certification Fee Package

How Getting Certified Can Help?

Competitive edge in the industry


Career improvement


Employment opportunities


Higher wages


Job retention


Promotion eligibility


Getting Certified


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:

  • hotels
  • food & beverage establishments
  • trainers
  • hospitality educators
  • hotel suppliers
  • spas

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.


What courses do you offer?
COTHM offers individual courses that cover a variety of hospitality management topics, and also combines those courses into programs that lead to a more advanced curriculum certificate.
Upon completion of a course, what do I receive?

Upon completion of a course , what do I receive?
Once you successfully pass the course exam with a score of 70 percent or higher, you will receive a certificate of completion. IF you pass the final exam with a score of 90 percent or higher, your certificate will state “With Honors.” For completion of our multiple-course curriculum programs, you receive a certificate for each individual course, as well as a framed certificate for the curriculum.

When does the course start?

As soon as your application is approved, you may begin your course.

Are there payment plans available?
Yes installment plans are available, please contact us for more detail

What is the time frame for completing each course?
From the day of course enrollment. Distance learning is a self-paced program; progress depends on the amount of time you dedicate to your studies. Each course has approximately 40 hours of learning content. The welcome packet you receive with your course includes some helpful suggestions for breaking the course into manageable sections for more effective studying and learning. please contact us for more detail

What are my options if I fail the final exam for my course?
If you do not successfully complete the final examination, you are entitled to one retake examination at no charge.

Can I re-enroll in a Distance Learning course or curriculum if my completion date has passed?
If, for any reason, you discontinue your studies, then decide you would like to start where you left off-you’re in luck. COTHM has an easy re-enrollment plan. Simply contact us about your intent to re-enroll in a course or curriculum, please contact us for more detail

Are there requirements for enrolling in Distance Learning?
No there are no requirements or prerequisites for enrollment, although we suggest that students be proficient at reading English.

Are there any discounts available?
Yes special discounts are available, please contact us for more detail





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Location: M-59, The Curve Building, Sheikh Zayed Rd, Dubai, P.O. Box: 26967, UAE. 

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Telephone: +971 4 2888895


School Hours: Saturday - Thursday: 8 am - 6:30 pm

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