CHAE Student Route to Certification
This option is only available to those who are enrolled in a degree program with 90 semester hours completed.
Tell soon to be employers that you’ve already passed the exam and get an edge on your competition!
Downloads & Forms
CHAE Student Application
CHAE Student Policy & Procedures
Exam Format & Sample Exam Questions
Get a snapshot of the exam, so you know what to expect on test day. More
CHAE Student Checklist
Make sure you have everything in order to earn the designation. More
CHAE Review Resources
HFTP supports applicants in their journey with online learning tools and resources in the HFTP Certification online platform, powered by Ascend to help pass the exam and earn the Certified Hospitality Accountant Executive (CHAE®) designation.
For an overview of the certification review resources available, click here.
In addition to the online study resources offered through the platform, the review resources below are not just for preparation for the exam but can be utilized in your day-to-day career.
CHAE Additional Resources
These resources are available for purchase separately:
- Uniform System of Accounts for the Lodging Industry (USALI), 11th Edition
Electronic version: $49.95 USD
Hard copy version: Member: $69.95 USD / Non-Member: $89.95 USD
- Uniform System for Financial Reporting for Clubs, 7th Edition
Hard copy version: $85.00 USD
- Managing Hospitality Human Resources, 5th Edition
Electronic version: $67 USD
Hard copy version: $110.95 USD
These resources are available at no cost:
PineappleSearch by HFTP
Search for a specifc topic from the review slides in PineappleSearch®, the only hospitality-specific search engine. Review all articles relating to that topic that appear in the search engine. More
Certification Advisory Program (CAP)
The Certification Advisory Program pairs candidates with an experienced advisor to provide one-on-one exam review and continued career support. More