Become a
Certified Hospitality Educator (CHE)

The prestigious Certified Hospitality Educator designation is the ONLY professional certification for post-secondary instructors who teach hospitality.

Our next week-long online workshop will help you discover effective instructional methods that can energize your teaching.

Our comprehensive CHE Workshop covers topics such as...

  • Designing a course syllabus
  • Writing complete instructional objectives
  • Distinguishing appropriate learning levels
  • Establishing a positive classroom culture
  • Discussing course evaluations
  • Selecting appropriate teaching methods
  • Demonstrating effective personal presentation style
  • Selecting appropriate interactive teaching methods

Workshop Schedule

Monday - Wednesday: 9 am - 4 pm ET (CHE Training)
Thursday: 9 am - 4 pm ET (CHE Review & Assessment)

October 9-12, 2023

Workshop includes CHE assessment on final day

As a post-secondary hospitality educator, you need to be knowledgeable about the industry and how it works and also be able to use the latest high-impact instructional methods and teaching techniques. The internationally-recognized Certified Hospitality Educator certification recognizes the teaching ability of hospitality educators at the college level.

The CHE is right for every level of hospitality educator:

  • New instructors who need to build their confidence
  • Seasoned professors looking for ways to revitalize their teaching
  • Industry professionals serving as adjunct instructors or lecturers at a college or university

Meet the Instructor

Dr. Williams holds a PhD in Hospitality Management from Iowa State University; a Doctorate’s of Management/Organizational Leadership from University of Phoenix; MS in Administration from Central Michigan University; BS in Management/CIS from Park University. He is also a Certified Hospitality Educator (CHE).

James Williams, Ph.D., D.M., CHE, CC

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Register for a CHE Workshop

Follow the steps below to register for a CHE Workshop


Purchase the CHE application, study materials, and exam package: $650

Be sure to review eligibility requirements and all steps under How to Apply.

Visit these How-To documents for more information:

Purchase CHE Application

Complete your application.

You will receive email notification when your application is approved.



Enroll in the CHE Exam session by logging into your AHLEI account and then clicking this link.


  • In order to enroll, you need to purchase the CHE Application Package first.
  • You will not see the exam in your account until you enroll.
  • Exam cannot be launched until the day of the exam, when the proctor starts the exam session. 
  • To ensure receipt of email communications from the Instructor regarding the workshop, ALL of the candidates must enroll in the exam session prior to that start date.


On the first day of the workshop, log into the session.

Your instructor will provide login information before the workshop begins.

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