Last month, Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP) announced to its members that the Venza Group is helping to expand the association’s educational resources. Members are now eligible to receive a discount on courses related to PCI-DSS, Personally Identifiable Information (PII) and Security Awareness offered by the Venza Group.
These courses are also pre-approved for CHAE and CHTP educational maintenance requirement education credits. HFTP offers two professional certifications, the Certified Hospitality Accountant Executive (CHAE) and the Certified Hospitality Technology Professional (CHTP). Both certifications are held to the high standards of professional continuing education.
“HFTP considers our continuing education requirement a benchmark for our CHAE and CHTP certificate holders,” said Frank Wolfe, CAE, CEO of HFTP. “Providing meaningful industry related education will help our members uphold these high standards.”
In order to demonstrate their continuing interest and proficiency, designees are required to submit a minimum of 60 educational maintenance points every two years in order to retain their certification. Of the 60 points, at least four hours must pertain to ethics in their forthcoming cycles.
The CHAE and CHTP designations are a part of the many ways that HFTP is striving to lead the industry with education sources and resources. HFTP provides members with superior networking opportunities, industry-leading events, unique educational opportunities, and other essential resources for professional growth.
Several new developments have been made to better serve HFTP members and the industry. These include a frequent and expanded selection of ProLinks webinars, with opportunities in various time zones to accommodate industry professionals around the globe. Further development of the Global Hospitality Accounting Common Practices (GHACP) is also in progress. This searchable database will house detailed operating financial reporting practices used at lodging properties around the world, along with guidance on industry standards, and commentary and analysis from industry experts. Additionally, HFTP has extended office hours at the global headquarters office to accommodate professionals across the globe.
For more information about the certifications and educational resources offered, visit www.hftp.org.
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