HFTP Partners with Ascend on New Certification Online Platform

16 December 2019
  • New Portal Offers HFTP Certification Exam, Resources All in One Place


Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP®) has chosen Ascend as its new certification exam education partner. HFTP's professional certification designations include the Certified Hospitality Accountant Executive (CHAE®) and the Certified Hospitality Technology Professional (CHTP®). Ascend's platform provides CHAE and CHTP exam candidates with one online portal where they can go to strengthen their test-taking skills through practice exams, review a variety of study resources, take the exam and receive their electronic certificate. 

The new platform has not only allowed HFTP to simplify the pricing structure for exam preparation and certification — it also provides effortless access to most of the review resources offered by HFTP all in one place for the certificant's convenience. In addition, the platform is readily accessible on mobile devices, desktops and tablets. Upon successful completion of the exam, certificants will receive a visual digital badge that can be added to their social media profiles.

The new pricing structure is as follows:

  • HFTP Member: $675 USD. This includes two practice exams, review slides, archived webinars, podcasts and the exam.
  • HFTP Non-member: $1,075 USD. This price includes the same resources as above.

 For more information, please email certification@hftp.org.

About Ascend:

Ascend focuses on delivering online learning and certification programs that are designed to address opportunities for professional growth within organizations. Their approach involves validating the contributions made by employees, assessing their knowledge needs and developing learning programs that provide opportunities for individuals to apply new concepts within the organization to encourage internal professional growth opportunities. Ascend is based in Houston, Texas.

About HFTP:

Established in 1952, HFTP is a hospitality nonprofit association headquartered in Austin, Texas USA with offices in Hong Kong, United Kingdom, The Netherlands and Dubai. HFTP is recognized as the spokes group for the finance and technology segments of the hospitality industry with an international network of members and stakeholders. HFTP uniquely understands the industry's pressing issues, and assists its stakeholders in finding solutions to their challenges more efficiently than any organization. HFTP offers expert networks, educational resources, career development programs, research, leadership opportunities and conferences and events. HFTP produces international events throughout the year, including the world's largest hospitality technology tradeshow and conference brand: HITEC. The association also owns the world's only hospitality-specific search engine: PineappleSearch.com®. For more information about HFTP, visit www.hftp.org. For the latest news, visit the HFTP News page at news.hftp.org and the HFTP Connect blog at blog.hftp.org.

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Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP)

6500 River Place Blvd Building 2, Suite 101
Austin, TX 78730
United States
Phone: 1 (512) 249-5333

Robin Bogdon

HFTP Certification Manager
Phone: +1 (512) 220-4021