CHAE Certification

Certified Hospitality Accountant Executive 

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 specific to the hospitality industry.

Freeman Deng

"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

Kimmora Simmons-Peters

"My passion for the tourism and hospitality industry led me to pursue the CHAE certification. My journey ended hours after Hurricane Dorian passed the U.S. Virgin Islands in 2019, causing flooding. Despite the circumstances, I completed my exam. I am proud to be a CHAE. Not only is it a great investment and passport to a future, but I get to identify with a group of people that are competent and knowledgeable in hospitality financial accounting."

Kimmora Solomon-Peters, CHAE

Renee Zhang

"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


CHAE Certification

The process to achieve your CHAE designation is delivered through a centralized, online platform with a user-friendly interface, powered by Ascend.


  • Exam application fee
  • Two practice exams
  • Review slides
  • Archived webinars
  • Podcasts
  • Exam
  • Digital badge


  • HFTP Members: $675 USD 
  • Nonmembers: $1,075 USD

The CHAE exam is only offered online.

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