CHDM Review Course

CHDM Review Course

 Start Date - End Date

September 27, 2021

Early Bird Discount Deadline

Wednesday, August 18, 2021

Registration Deadline

Monday, September 27, 2021

Get Ready!

Created by hoteliers for hoteliers, the Certified Hospitality Digital Marketer (CHDM) certification recognizes digital marketing professionals for their expertise in leveraging digital channels to maximize online revenues. CHDMs are the digital marketing experts hotels need today.

Get Set!

The face-to-face CHDM Review Course is for candidates pursuing the Certified Hospitality Digital Marketer (CHDM) certification. The course covers the key concepts outlined in the certification study guide, and is a great last “cram session” before taking the certification exam.

Review course participants are required to read the study guide in advance of this fast-paced class. A digital copy of the study guide is included in the course registration fee.

Participants who apply for the certification in advance will have the opportunity to take the CHDM exam onsite immediately following the review course. You must provide your own laptop in order to take the exam onsite.

The next live, in-person CHDM Review Course will be on Monday, September 27, 2021 (the day before HSMAI’s Marketing Strategy Conference) in Dallas, Texas:

  • 12:30 – 4:30 pm: Review Course
  • 4:30 – 5:30: Optional opportunity to take the exam onsite

Get Certified!

Decide if you will take the exam immediately following the course

CHDM Review Course participants who have applied for the certification in advance have the opportunity to take the CHDM exam onsite immediately following the course (while all the knowledge is fresh!). For the exam, you have 60 minutes to answer 50 multiple choice questions. A passing score is 70% or higher. (If you happen not to pass the test on the 27th, you will have the opportunity to retake the exam at another time.)

To take the exam onsite immediately following the course, you must:

  1. Apply. Complete the application and return it to HSMAI ( on or before Monday, September 20, 2021, and pay the fee online. Print an application or complete the writable PDF application.
    • If you’ve already applied and paid the application fee at an earlier time, we’ll apply that to your examination fee.
    • If you have already submitted an application and been approved, you can skip this step and go straight to #2.
  2. Bring a laptop. The exam is online so you must be able to connect to the Wi-Fi provided by HSMAI.

If you have questions, need additional information, or would like guidance on the process, contact Kathy Tindell, Program Director for HSMAI University, at or 703-506-2010.

Can’t Be In Dallas?

If you’re unable to attend the in-person review course in Dallas in September, HSMAI’s Hotel Digital Marketing Essentials course is a good alternative. Taught by one of the same instructors as the review course, the Essentials course is delivered live online through a series of six weekly sessions.

Register for the Review Course

Registration includes the review course itself, and a digital copy of the study guide. It does not include the certification application fee.

HSMAI Member


EARLY REGISTRATION (through 8/30/2021)

$149 USD

$199 USD

REGULAR REGISTRATION (after 8/30/2021)

$199 USD

$249 USD

CANCELLATION POLICY: Cancellations received three weeks prior to the program will receive a full refund. Cancellations received between three and one week out are entitled to a 50% refund. Cancellations received within one week will not be refunded, except in the case of a medical emergency. All cancellations must be received in writing.

If you have any questions regarding your registration, please contact HSMAI at +1 703.506.3280 or

Registration Fees

Price Description Amount
HSMAI Member Early $149.00
HSMAI Member Regular $199.00
Non Member Regular $299.00
Non-Member Early $249.00

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Location Information

Omni Dallas Hotel
555 South Lamar
Dallas, TX 75202

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