OH&LA Study/Exam Sessions for Certification in Hotel Administration (CHA)

9/1/2017 - 11/1/2018

OH&LA will offer Certification in Hotel Administration (CHA®). We must have a minimum of 12 people enrolled to hold the course, which will include group study sessions and conclude with the exam. A study group is a very effective strategy for enhancing learning prior to preparing for certification exams. Our study sessions and exam course will be taught by certified CHA Instructor David W. Davis, Interim Associate Director at Oklahoma State University School of Hotel & Restaurant Administration.

The CHA is the most prestigious certification available to hotel general managers and hospitality executives. It identifies the recipient as being part of an elite group of hospitality professionals who, by combining education and experience with dedication to the industry, have achieved a high level of expertise.

Achieving the CHA certification announces that you have a place among the best in your profession, are knowledgeable of current trends and latest hospitality protocols (including the new revenue management component); and serves as leverage in current and future career opportunities. 

Because individual backgrounds vary widely in the hospitality industry, applicants may pursue the CHA designation if currently employed for a minimum of two years in these qualifying positions: 
OH&LA Fees
Covers study sessions and facility fees.  (After registering with OH&LA you will receive a confirmation prompting you to register for your CHA certification through AHLEI, and you will pay those fees directly to AHLEI. AHLEI fees: $525 AHLA member / $700 non-member).

Session/Exam Schedule (8:00am-5:00pm each date)
David W. Davis
Clinical Lodging Instructor, OSU HRAD

David W. Davis is an active faculty member of Oklahoma State University’s School of Hotel and Restaurant Administration and is a part of the executive team reporting to the School’s Director. Additionally, Mr. Davis has diverse and successful hospitality industry (operational and strategic) experience and accolades, along with formal higher educational degrees and certifications in the hospitality industry and adult education. Mr. Davis subscribes to the ethical guidelines of ISPI and the Academy of Human Resource Development. He recognizes that training and non-training solutions can contribute to improved performance. Furthermore, he values participation in the needs assessment by all those who may be affected by the solutions.

OH&LA Member Event, featuring the 2019 STR Forecasting Luncheon


Lodging and tourism professionals and industry suppliers are invited to join the OH&LA Board of Directors for an OH&LA Member Event to discuss industry issues and formulate association activities via Committee Meetings. 

These discussions will be followed by the STR 2019 Forecasting Luncheon, in partnership with STR, and conclude with the OH&LA Board of Directors meeting.

All owners, managers, or associates in budgeting, sales or revenue management should plan on attending this important event. 

Download the 2018 STR Hotel Industry Overview & Forecast
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