HFTP CHTP Designation

Certified Hospitality Technology Professional (CHTP®)

Demonstrate Your Skills as a Technology Expert

As a committed technology professional, you want to take the next step in your career. Show your hospitality technology expertise by achieving the Certified Hospitality Technology Professional (CHTP) designation. The CHTP certification is the only hospitality technology certification offered by HFTP which is specific to the hospitality industry.

Hear from HFTP Certificants How Achieving Certification Has Made an Impact 

Mark T. Pate, Sr., CHAE, CHTP, MBA

"I consider the earning of my Certified Hospitality Accountant Executive (CHAE) and Certified Hospitality Technology Professional (CHTP) certifications as one of the highlights of my hospitality career. They are a source of pride displayed in my office and will generate questions from visitors. If you have been contemplating earning either of the certifications, I would encourage you in that pursuit. You will be very glad you did." 

Mark T. Pate, Sr., CHAE, CHTP, MBA

Assistant Controller & IT Director
Highpointe Hotel Corporation

CHTP Certification Program

The HFTP Certification online platform, powered by Ascend, provides certification applicants with a user-friendly interface, access to a number of study resources, ability to take practice exams which strengthen your test-taking skills and achieve a digital badge upon successful completion.

The New Bundle Package Includes:

  1. Application Exam Fee

  2. Practice Exam 1

  3. Review Slides

  4. Archived Webinars

  5. Podcasts

  6. Practice Exam 2

  7. Exam

CHTP - Certification Bundle Pricing

HFTP Members $675 USD Online*
Non-Members   $1,075 USD Online*

*Bundle is effective January 1, 2020, the CHTP exam will only be offered online.

See the CHTP FAQ page here


How to Apply for the CHTP Certification Program

How to Apply for the CHTP Certification Program

HFTP finance members and industry professionals can apply to take the CHTP exam with the steps below.  

Application Process

  1. Review CHTP Requirements

  2. Fill out the CHTP Application Request Form

  3. Receive application from HFTP

  4. Please be sure to designate on the application if you wish to participate in the CAP program

  5. Review CHTP Policies and Procedures and Ethics Policies documents

  6. File your application with required supporting documents and fees

  7. Determine your timeframe for taking your exam

Downloads and Forms

Downloads and Forms

View a PowerPoint presentation about the Certification Application and Maintenance Requirements. More

CHTP Application
Policy & Procedures
Certification Ethics Policy
Maintenance Forms

The CHTP Exam

HFTP's current Certified Hospitality Technology Professional (CHTP) certification exam is available for applicants, and was designed to give applicants the ability to utilize their hospitality technical knowledge and skills acquired.

The CHTP exam has three sections. The current exam features a more global technology focus, and is based on experiential learning from technicial knowledge and skills acquired. Exam questions also focus on hospitality applications, hospitality technology management and core technology.

Current Program Helpful Links

Current Program Helpful Links

Current CHTP Certificants
See our current CHTP Certificant List. More

CHTP Review Resources
HFTP offers several additional resources that applicants can utilize on their path to certification. (some sold separately). More

Exam Format - Current Program
Get a snapshot of the CHTP Exam, so you know what to expect on test day. More

CHTP Checklist
Make sure you have everything in order to earn the designation. More

Certification Applications Explained & Education Maintenance Requirements
Presentation on understanding the application and maintenance requirements. More

CHTP Certification Maintenance
Overview on certification maintenance. More

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