Certified Hospitality Accountant Executive (CHAE®)
Demonstrate Your Skills as a Finance Expert
As a committed finance hospitality professional, you want to take the next step in your career. Show your hospitality finance expertise by achieving the Certified Hospitality Accountant Executive (CHAE) designation. The CHAE certification is the only accounting certification offered by HFTP which is specific to the hospitality industry.
Hear from HFTP Certificants How Achieving Certification Has Made an Impact
"By overviewing all the courses of CHAE, I know better how to make decisions based on figures and financial analysis. There are too many useful tools in it."
Freeman Deng, CHAE
Director of Operations
"I am much better in understanding the USALI and ethics code by preparing for the CHAE examination, which is quite useful in my daily work. So I will stimulate more of my associates to learn and try to take part in it."
Renee Zhang, CHAE
Chief Financial Officer
"My passion in the tourism and hospitality industry lead me to pursue the CHAE Certification. Determined in nature, my journey ended hours after Hurricane Dorian passed the U.S. Virgin Islands causing flooding and water destruction. I am happy to be identified to an industry that I love, while obtaining key knowledge that are important to financial managers. The CHAE is a great investment and passport to a future within hospitality industry."
Kimmora Solomon Peters, CHAE
How to Apply for the CHAE Certification Program
HFTP finance members and industry professionals can apply to take the CHAE exam with the steps below.
Review CHAE Requirements
Fill out the CHAE Application Request Form
Receive application from HFTP
Please be sure to designate on the application if you wish to participate in the CAP program
Review CHAE Policies and Procedures and Ethics Policies documents
File your application with required supporting documents and fees
Determine your timeframe for taking your exam
CHAE - Current Initial Application Exam Fees
HFTP Members $475 Online*
Non-Members $675 Online*
*Effective January 1, 2017, the CHAE exam will only be offered online.
See the CHAE FAQ page here