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"When hiring finance professionals, I place a high regard on the CHAE designation because it shows a strong dedication to the hospitality industry."

Tina Marie Samson, CHAE
Chief Financial Officer,

Loews Hotels at Universal Orlando

Active CHAE Certificants have reported higher salaries and various career advancement opportunities. Becoming certified indicates that you are committed to professionalism, continuing education, and your chosen career path. HFTP offers the only designation for finance professionals who are working in the hospitality industry.



The Certified Hospitality Accountant Executive is an industry designation showing competency in the area of accounting. 

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Downloads & Forms

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CHAE Application

Policy & Procedures
Certification Ethics Policy
Maintenance Forms

Current CHAE Designees

See the list of distinguished professionals who have earned the designation. More

The CHAE of the Year is the professional earning the CHAE designation with the highest exam score. More

Helpful Links

CHAE Practice Exam
Take an online CHAE Practice Exam today! More 

Online Review Slides

View the CHAE Review Slides. The Review Session prepares you to take the CHAE exam and succeed. More

Exam Format & Sample Exam Questions
Get a snapshot of the exam, so you know what to expect on test day. More

CHAE Checklist
Make sure you have everything in order to earn the designation. More
CHAE Study Guide
Order the study guide today and cement your path to success. More

Uniform System of Accounts for the Lodging Industry, 11th edition 
Order the latest edition of the influential accounting manual. More


Bryan Wood
Director of Certification
+1 (512) 220-4033
(800) 646-4387

According to the HFTP Compensation & Benefits survey, professionals with the CHAE designation earn a 13% higher salary than those without a designation.


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