Become an International Partner

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Become a source of AHLEI academic courses, curricula, and professional development resources. Formal license arrangements are available for:

  • Schools
  • Hospitality and tourism organizations
  • Hospitality associations
  • Consultative agencies

Two kinds of licenses are available: 

  • The Global Academic Partner (GAP) license. Help schools develop well-educated hospitality students.
  • International Associates (IA) license. Provide training resources, professional certification preparation and exams to hospitality professionals.


Global Academic Partner (GAP)

Outside the United States and Canada, AHLEI limits access to academic courses and curricula. A formal license arrangement with AHLEI is required. Could your institution be eligible?

The Global Academic Partner (GAP) license helps schools develop well-educated students. These students are pursuing either an academic degree or a certificate program in hospitality. 

Privileges and Benefits: 

  • Students receive globally recognized credentials.
  • Offer AHLEI courses, areas of specialization, and diplomas.
  • Right to use AHLEI name and trademark.
  • Availability of a full range of proven educational materials.
  • Full range of supplemental materials. 

International Associates (IA) License

AHLEI partners with many organizations outside of the United States and Canada to promote and deliver industry-recognized professional certifications with the International Associate (IA) License.

This license allows consulting companies, training organizations and workforce development agencies to deliver 20+ AHLEI professional certifications in face-to-face professional development workshops, corporate training seminars and government workforce development projects.

Privileges and Benefits:  

  • Industry professionals receive globally recognized credentials.
  • Offer AHLEI professional development training courses.
  • Deliver professional certifications designations ranging from entry-level to executive.
  • Right to use AHLEI name and trademark.
  • Position your organization as an official AHLEI training/certification partner in your country.
  • Availability of a full range of proven training and certification materials.
  • Full range of supplemental materials.