Certified Master Hotel Supplier (CMHS®)

You are more than just a salesperson and order taker. You have a deep understanding of the industry and can advise your hospitality customers in making better business decisions. The Certified Master Hotel Supplier validates that you are a professional who serves the hospitality industry well with your knowledge and experience.

This unique recognition program—the highest honor for professional excellence offered to suppliers of products and services to the hospitality industry—is designed to expand your knowledge and reward your achievements.

The CMHS certification can help you gain greater visibility in the hotel supply market, attention from clients, respect from peers, and potential career advancement.


You must be currently employed as a supplier of hospitality products or services to the hospitality industry to qualify for the CMHS.

How to Apply

Have the following documents available to upload:

  • Current Resume
  • Job Description
  • Employment Verification Form (signed by your immediate supervisor)
  • Complete payment

Printable Application

Download the Certified Master Hotel Supplier (CMHS®) application.

Resource Materials

Candidates for the Certified Master Hotel Supplier (CMHS) designation will receive a study guide based on the track they have indicted on their application—supplier or food and beverage.

The study guide includes information on general hospitality operations, as well as information specific to the track selected.


When you are ready to take the exam online, contact AHLEI’s Certification Department to have the exam sent to your proctor.

A proctor may be a CHA, CMHS, a hospitality educator, an AHLA member association executive, your immediate supervisor or a member of the clergy. Your designated proctor cannot be a relative.

The CMHS exam has 125 multiple-choice questions that must be answered within two hours. The questions test your mastery of competencies derived from key areas of knowledge.

Training Information
  • Duration: 36 Hours
  • Attendees: 01 Participant / Price: $500.00
  • Location: Free Online

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