The AAHOA Certificate in Hotel Ownership®, offered exclusively through AAHOA has been recreated to meet the demands of today’s hotelier, with all-new modules, industry-leading content designed specifically for hotel owners, and a completely customizable all-digital platform.


  • Access industry-leading resources and learning, available anytime, anywhere
  • Customize your learning experience and “pick your own path” based on your interests and areas of expertise
  • Complete in as little as 30 hours, all on your own time
  • Earn your certificate without expiration, the new CHO never expires
  • Access additional resources that can be referenced now and into the future

CHO Learning Tracks and Modules

With the AAHOA Certificate in Hotel Ownership®, you’ll dive deep into the following 12 learning tracks.

  • Accounting
  • Financing
  • Front Office
  • Hotel Ownership
  • Human Resources
  • Investment & Development
  • Leadership
  • Legal & Compliance
  • Major Support Departments
  • Revenue Management
  • Sales & Marketing
  • Technology

Who Is the CHO For?

  • Hotel owners who want to take your business to the next level
  • Hotel owners who want to learn more about retaining staff and operating a more profitable business
  • Aspiring hotel owners
  • Hotel owners who own branded or independent properties
  • Hotel owners at every stage of your career
  • Hotel owners who are short on time but value your professional development

What Other AAHOA Members Say About the Program

“Taking the AAHOA Certificate in Hotel Ownership® (CHO) has been a great journey in building and reinforcing foundational knowledge to further empower me to be a better hotel owner and operator. The ease of being able to access it online 24/7 allowed me ample time and convenience to complete it at my pace. I recommend all hoteliers to take the CHO as it provides great value and even better ROI.”


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Note: No promotions and/or discounts can be applied to previous purchases or combined with any other promotions or discounts, and AAHOA shall not issue refunds or retroactively apply any such promotions or discounts to purchases prior to the effective date of the promotion or discount. AAHOA reserves the right to change, withdraw, terminate early, or revoke the terms of any promotion or discount at any time, even before the scheduled end date of such promotion or discount. Additional exclusions may apply. Once you purchase the CHO, there will be no refunds or exceptions. Members have 90 days to complete the program from the time of purchase.