Certified Hospitality Trainer

The Professional Certification offered by the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute (AHLEI) is the lodging industry’s ultimate distinction of excellence.

The Certified Hospitality Trainer (CHT®) is the most prestigious certification available to a hospitality training executive. It identifies the recipient as one who is part of an elite group of hospitality professionals who by combining education and experience with dedication to the industry have achieved a high level of expertise.

Globally recognized, the CHT® is a highly respected professional credential that validates your advanced knowledge in the hospitality industry. It is an honour awarded to training professionals.

Achieving the CHT® certification announces that you have a place among the best in your profession, are abreast of current trends and latest hospitality protocols; and serves as leverage in current and future career opportunities.

Application Procedure

  • Submit completed application along with required documentation listed on the application.
  • Application for the must be approved by AHLEI prior to attending the workshop.
  • MAHTEC will notify applicants’ status of application prior to workshop date.




Course Outline

  • A Case of Training Development
  • Training and Development as Investment
  • Assessing Training Needs
  • Instructional Design
  • Training Tools and Techniques
  • Training with Technology
  • Measuring and Evaluating and Development
  • Train the Trainer
  • Orientation and Socialization
  • Hourly Employee Training
  • Mentoring
  • Supervisory and Management Development
  • Executive Education
  • Outsourcing Training and Development

Qualifying Candidate

Property-level training director, training executive or department head at a hospitality company.


Candidate time in position: 1-year, OR

  • One current AHLEI management, department head, or executive certification takes 6 months off time requirement (limit 1)
  • Degree from an accredited academic institution will take 6 months off time requirement (limit 1)


Registration starts at 8.30 am on the first day. Classes start at 9 am end 5 pm. Morning and lunch break will be served at appropriate times. Exam will be held on the last day.

Deposit & Payment

Full fees are required upon submission of application. Fee includes: Exam Preparation Material for the Certified Hospitality Trainer program; Application and Exam Fee; Certificate and Lapel Pin upon successful completion of the Exam.


Once participant CHT® prerequisites have been approved by AHLEI, no applicant transfer, substitute, or cancellation are allowed.

Disclaimer: MAHTEC reserves the right to make changes to the venue, date, speaker including cancellation of the workshop if warranted by circumstances beyond its control.