HTMP NewsBites January 2021

FRLAEF Scholarship Application NOW OPEN!


The FRLAEF will award approximately $40,000 in scholarships during the 2020-2021 school year! These scholarships will be awarded in the Spring. The scholarship application link is below. Please share with all your graduating seniors who are going to post secondary school to study anything in the field of Culinary, Foodservice or Hospitality.


CLICK HERE to apply.

Application deadline: March 19, 2021

Florida HTMP CompetitionSurvey


The current intention of FRLAEF is to host an in-person competition on April 26-27 at the Rosen Plaza. We believe we can follow CDC guidelines and still have a successful event. However, we cannot have a competition if you are unable to travel or uninterested in competing this year.

If we do host the competition our rules will be the same as they were during the 2020 HTMP Competition. With April quickly approaching, we need to determine if an event is possible. Please complete the survey below to assist us in making a decision regarding the 2021 HTMP Competition.

If you are interested in competing, please complete this short survey.

NRAEF Scholarship Applications Open January 15th 

For the first time in five years, the majority of college-bound seniors plan to take out a loan (CNBC) to fund their college education. To support passionate students pursuing their post-secondary education, the NRAEF’s scholarship applications will open Friday, January 15th, offering financial aid for students, military servicemen and women and individuals pursuing a restaurant, foodservice or hospitality career. The NRAEF will award nearly $1 million in scholarships and grants to individuals across the country. Learn more here. Applications will be accepted through March 15, 2021.

University of Central Florida, Rosen College Marketing Video



Florida’s DOE is honoring the previously approved HTMP remote proctoring for certifications that will be applied to the 2019-2020 school year. CLICK HERE for the list of approved home testing certifications.  This process will allow your approved proctor to administer the HTMP exam to up to 3 students at one time.  You will watch your students take the exam using your school sanctioned web/video conferencing software.

In the past, the fee to take the exam was covered when you purchased a scantron in the HTMP workbook.  There is currently no way to purchase just the HTMP scantron.  Therefore, you may turn in your current scantrons to receive your online voucher code.  Contact Stacey Metz at if you need to exchange scantrons for codes.




CHI Scholarships Available

The American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute (EI) offers the Certified Hospitality Instructor (CHI) designation toCHI Profile_Page_1_Page_1 hospitality instructors. Professional certifications have become a requirement for many secondary school teachers and workforce instructors. The Certified Hospitality Instructor (CHI) provides teachers in secondary school hospitality classes and workforce development programs with a solid foundation of hospitality knowledge and skills, so they can more effectively convey the information to students and better prepare them for careers in hospitality. Prospective CHI candidates may teach one of EI’s hospitality programs, including the Hospitality and Tourism Management Program (HTMP), Skills, Tasks, And Result Training (START), or any other secondary-level hospitality curriculum.

The CHI learning format is a two-level self-study program that includes print resources and online study modules presented by Michael “Doc” Terry, CHE, a hospitality instructor at the University of Central Florida’s Rosen College of Hospitality Management. Each level consists of 13 modules with an online exam that must be passed with a score of 70 percent or higher. The learning modules relate to the content presented in EI’s, two-year high school curriculum, the Hospitality and Tourism Management Program (HTMP). Candidates must also complete a 120-hour hospitality internship to earn the certification. Certification candidates have six months to complete the program requirements.

The cost for the new certification program is $750.00, which includes both books, the online courses, and the exams.

The FRLAEF will cover the training costs for each of the CHI Scholarship recipients.


More information can also be found here.