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How Do I Earn the Certified Hospitality Accountant Executive (CHAE) Designation?

You must pass the CHAE Exam to earn the designation. You must complete the application process and include all required materials in order to take the exam.

How Do I Apply to Take the CHAE Exam?

The CHAE Application is available for download and the policy and procedures includes detailed information on the application process and the requirements necessary to sit for the exam.

Once I Have Applied, Where do I Take the Exam?

The CHAE exams are available at HFTP conferences & events, or you may take the exam locally with a proctor. Exams may be taken online or by paper. Learn more about online exams here.

What Does the Exam Cover?

The current exam is 4 sections.  See the links below for each exams sections and areas of competency:

Current Program

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How Do I Prepare for the CHAE Exam?

HFTP offers an excellent CHAE Study Guide for the prior program for individuals interested in the exam. In addition, there is a CHAE Review Session* that may be attended at HFTP events. The CHAE Review Slides are also available online.

*CHAE Review Sessions are $150 USD for HFTP members and $300 USD for non-HFTP members.

How Much Does The CHAE Certification Cost?

Pricing is based on HFTP Membership.  HFTP members receive a discounted exam rate via the application process.  Please see the current application for the current exam rates. In the event you need to retake the exam(s), the retake fees are listed in the Policy and Procedures document.

Once I Have Earned the CHAE designation, How do I Maintain It?

You must maintain 60 Continuing Education Points over the course of 2 years. HFTP offers continuing education at all its conferences and events as well as HFTP chapter events and HFTP online education. Visit the CHAE Policy and Procedures for more information on the maintenance requirements.

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