Established in 1953, the Education Institute is not a profit for membership as a member of the American Hotel & Accommodation Association. It is one of the leading institutions that set out to provide professional certifications that serve quality hotel education, world hospitality schools and industry needs. 1200 universities, colleges and special education institutions around the world provide AHLEI supported tourism and hotel management education. Certificates and diplomas issued by AHLEI are the only documents with international validity and are the most permanent investment in this field. People with AHLEI certification can carry out their professions worldwide.