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Certification VS Certificate | Easing your Decision Fatigue to Advance your Hospitality Career

In the world of credentials, the terms "certification" and "certificate" have distinct differences, although they are often used interchangeably.

If you are wondering whether to pursue a certificate or certification program to advance in your hospitality career, you can benefit from either option, but determining the right program for your career development is crucial.

What certification typically involves is an independent assessment of an individual’s knowledge and skills. This means, exams of any form are conducted to ensure eligibility for receiving a certification and allows a practitioner to be officially recognized. For instance, upon completing a Certified Hospitality Trainer (CHT®) program, you are entitled to be addressed as a Certified Hospitality Trainer.

Certificates, on the other land, acknowledge completing a program. The credential of a certificate is held for a lifetime by the candidate while certifications require continuous professional development or recertification to maintain the credential.

Now that we have talked about credentials, let us talk about ensuring credibility. Considering we are the only certification program provider in the hotel industry offering industry recognized, supported by a network of 25,000 hotel members, and are endorsed by the American Hotel & Lodging Association, we take it upon ourselves to ensure your CHE®, CGSP®, or any other designation provides you with a competitive edge in the hospitality industry all around the world.


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