The American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute (EI) offers the Certified Hospitality Instructor (CHI) designation to hospitality instructors. Professional certifications have become a requirement for many secondary school teachers and workforce instructors. The Certified Hospitality Instructor (CHI) provides teachers in secondary school hospitality classes and workforce development programs with a solid foundation of hospitality knowledge and skills, so they can more effectively convey the information to students and better prepare them for careers in hospitality. Prospective CHI candidates may teach one of EI’s hospitality programs, including the Hospitality and Tourism Management Program (HTMP), Skills, Tasks, And Result Training (START), or any other secondary-level hospitality curriculum.

The CHI learning format is a two-level self-study program that includes print resources and online study modules presented by Michael “Doc” Terry, CHE, a hospitality instructor at the University of Central Florida’s Rosen College of Hospitality Management. Each level consists of 13 modules with an online exam that must be passed with a score of 70 percent or higher. The learning modules relate to the content presented in EI’s, two-year high school curriculum, the Hospitality and Tourism Management Program (HTMP). Candidates must also complete a 120-hour hospitality internship to earn the certification. Certification candidates have six months to complete the program requirements.

The cost for the new certification program is $750.00, which includes both books, the online courses, and the exams.

The FRLAEF will cover the training costs for each of the CHI Scholarship recipients.

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* INSTRUCTOR INFORMATION

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* TEACHING EXPERIENCE

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* EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND
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* EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND, CONTINUED

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* EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND, CONTINUED

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* INDUSTRY RELATED EXPERIENCE
Please list any current or previous experience as it relates to the foodservice/lodging industry.

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* INDUSTRY RELATED EXPERIENCE, Continued
Please list any current or previous experience as it relates to the foodservice/lodging industry.

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* INDUSTRY RELATED EXPERIENCE, Continued
Please list any current or previous experience as it relates to the foodservice/lodging industry.

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* EI SUMMER INSTITUTES
Have you ever attended an EI Summer Institute?

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* If so, how many levels have you completed?

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To the best of my knowledge, I have provided the FRLAEF with accurate information concerning all questions on this application. I agree to report to the FRLAEF any changes that could affect consideration of my application. I understand that failure to provide valid and complete information could result in the withdrawal of all financial assistance and recall of all awards previously made by the FRLAEF.

Furthermore, if I receive a scholarship, I agree to reimburse the FRLAEF for the entire $750 should I not be able to finish the certification for any reason.

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