American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute, USA



Established in 1953, the Educational Institute, one of the finest nonprofit member benefits of the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA), is the premier source for delivering quality hospitality education, training and professional certification that serves the needs of hospitality schools and industries worldwide.


The Educational Institute continues to meet and exceed its education and training mission by providing materials for all levels of hospitality personnel via: online learning, distance learning, courses, videos, seminars, textbooks, and study guides.


Professional certification from the Educational Institute is the ultimate distinction of professional excellence for the hospitality industry.  The Educational Institute certifies and validates competencies in conjunction with academics and industry experts for over 35 positions in the hospitality industry; designations from line-level to general manager, including the prestigious CHA – the Certified Hotel Administrator.


Serving the hospitality industry for nearly a century, AH&LA is the sole national association in America representing all sectors and stakeholders in the lodging industry, including individual hotel property members, hotel companies, student and faculty members, and industry suppliers. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., AH&LA provides members with national advocacy on Capitol Hill, public relations and image management, education, research and information, and other value-added services to provide bottom line savings and ensure a positive business climate for the lodging industry. 





Seri Stamford College offers the AH&LA Educational Institute’s Diploma in Hospitality Management.