HFTP Members Now Receive Discounts on PCI and PII eLearning Modules

(Roswell, GA – June 10th, 2014) – Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP) announced to its members that VENZA is helping to expand the association’s educational resources by offering discounts.
Members are now eligible to receive a discount on courses related to PCI-DSS, personally identifiable information (PII) and security awareness offered by VENZA. These courses are also pre-approved for CHAE and CHTP educational maintenance requirement education credits. HFTP offers two professional certifications, the certified hospitality accountant executive (CHAE) and the certified hospitality technology professional (CHTP). Both certifications are held to the high standards of professional continuing education.

“HFTP considers our continuing education requirement a benchmark for our CHAE and CHTP certificate holders,” said Frank Wolfe, CAE, CEO of HFTP. “Providing meaningful industry related education will help our members uphold these high standards.”

In order to demonstrate their continuing interest and proficiency, designees are required to submit a minimum of 60 educational maintenance points every two years in order to retain their certification. Of the 60 points, at least four hours must pertain to ethics in their forthcoming cycles.

The CHAE and CHTP designations are a part of the many ways that HFTP is striving to lead the industry with education sources and resources. HFTP provides members with superior networking opportunities, industry-leading events, unique educational opportunities and other essential resources for professional growth.

Several new developments have been made to better serve HFTP members and the industry. These include a frequent and expanded selection of ProLinks webinars, with opportunities in various time zones to accommodate industry professionals around the globe. Further development of the global hospitality accounting common practices (GHACP) is also in progress. This searchable database will house detailed operating financial reporting practices used at lodging properties around the world, along with guidance on industry standards, and commentary and analysis from industry experts. Additionally, HFTP has extended office hours at the global headquarters office to accommodate professionals across the globe.


VENZA is passionate about the development of technology and services that enable hotels to feel more secure concerning guest data breaches and human vulnerability. With decades of experience, VENZA has the knowledge and experience to empower hotels and their employees to tackle the dynamic cybercrime and guest security landscape.

Over 10,000 properties in over 100 countries look to the VENZA for tools, technology, and strategic security support. Founded in 2008, VENZA is a privately held company and headquartered in Roswell, GA. For more information, please call 770.685.6500 or visit www.VenzaGroup.com.

About HFTP
HFTP, Austin, Texas, USA and Maastricht, The Netherlands, founded in 1952, is the global professional association for financial and technology personnel working in hotels, clubs and other hospitality-related businesses. HFTP provides first class educational opportunities, research, and publications to members around the globe including, the premiere hospitality technology conference HITEC–founded in 1972. HFTP also awards the only hospitality specific certifications for accounting and technology –the Certified Hospitality Accountant Executive (CHAE) and the Certified Hospitality Technology Professional (CHTP) designations. HFTP was founded in the USA as the National Association of Hotel Accountants. For more information, visit www.hftp.org.