January 18, 2012 23:00 ET

HFTP Created Global Access to Hospitality Technology Certification Program in the Past Year

AUSTIN, TX--(Marketwire - Jan 18, 2012) - In the past year, Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP®) has expanded its exam resources for the Certified Hospitality Technology Professional (CHTP). Online webinars and practice exams now make studying for the certification exam easy, no matter the geographical location. The CHTP exam is also available online, allowing hospitality professionals the option of studying and taking the exam from anywhere in the world.

"HFTP's CHTP is more global than ever before," said Frank Wolfe, CAE, CEO of HFTP. "Thanks to the Internet, hospitality professionals now have the same resources for preparing and taking the exam from anywhere in the world."

HFTP completed a four-part online CHTP review course that is available on the HFTP web site. Each part of the online review is presented with content building from the previous session and focuses on a specific topic -- like "managing technology."

HFTP also launched an online practice exam for the CHTP. The CHTP Practice Exam is an actual sampling of questions taken from the CHTP Examination that have been rewritten for examination preparation. The practice exam includes select questions from each section of the exam, for a total of 25 questions, and a results page showing a percentage passed in each section.

"The CHTP is different from any other certifications because it is the only one that shows specific knowledge of hospitality technology," said Raman P. Rama, CHA, CHTP, CHAE, vice president and CTO/CIO of JHM Hotels and HFTP Global vice president. "By having this designation, and an accounting degree from university in India, I have confidence in my knowledge of hospitality industry technology and accounting."

Developed jointly by HFTP and the Educational Institute (EI) of the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA), the CHTP designation is the ultimate achievement in hospitality information technology by showing a dedication to both the hospitality and technology industries. Since its inception in 1994, more than 340 professionals have earned the CHTP designation around the world. HFTP also administers the examination and awards the Certified Hospitality Accountant Executive (CHAE).

HFTP, founded in 1952, is the global professional association for financial and technology personnel working in hotels, clubs and other hospitality-related businesses. With an extensive global hospitality network, HFTP offers extraordinary networking opportunities, industry-leading certification programs and events, and essential recourses for professional growth.

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