Certified Lodging Security Supervisor (CLSS®)

Certified Lodging Security Supervisor (CLSS®)

Your property depends on you to manage emergencies, keep the property safe and practice effective human resources skills with security employees. You succeed because of your sound judgment and practical skills. Earn the Certified Lodging Security Supervisor certification to increase your professionalism and show that you are an outstanding lodging security supervisor.

The CLSS designation is the lodging industry’s highest acknowledgement of professionalism for security supervisors in the hospitality industry and a stepping stone to career advancement.


You qualify for the CLSS if you are currently employed in a position where you supervise two or more people, have responsibilities for security issues at property-level, has job duties that are at least 20 percent supervisory in nature and include such tasks as scheduling, training, interviewing, disciplining, inspecting, and conducting performance reviews; makes decisions and judgment calls while performing daily duties; and have input on hiring and firing decisions within a department.

Candidate Time in Position: 3 months. The time in position requirement may be eliminated if you have one of the following conditions:

  • One current supervisory, managerial, department head or executive certification
  • Degree from an accredited academic institution
How to Apply

Have the following documents available to upload:

  • Current Resume
  • Job Description
  • Employment Verification Form (signed by your immediate supervisor)
  • Copy of diploma or transcripts
  • Complete payment
Printable Application

Download the Certified Lodging Security Supervisor (CLSS®) application.

Resource Materials

Candidates will receive CLSS study materials.


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, CLSS, 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 CLSS exam has 125 multiple-choice questions that must be answered within two hours. The test questions test your mastery of competencies derived from nine key areas of knowledge. The key areas of testing are:

  • Lodging Security Overview
  • The Legal System
  • Security Implementation
  • Operational Policies and Procedures
  • Locks and Keys
  • Investigating and Reporting
  • Additional Security Considerations
  • Supervising Human Resources
  • Crisis Management and Emergency Procedures
Multiple Staff Members

To order this program for your property to train multiple staff members, Contact Us.

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

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