2010 IEHA Convention

Clean Talk with Rose
By Rose Galera, CEH
Hawaii Hospitality Magazine, Jan/Feb 2011

Hi Rose,
An Education Boot Camp was held at the IEHA Convention in November 2010. What benefits would there be to attend such training and in being a REH or CEH by IEHA?

Aloha JR,
Attending the November 2010 IEHA convention as a presenter for the intense two-day Boot Camp, was an enjoyable experience in observing the successful results of the six IEHA member participants. All were actively involved in the two continuous nine-hour days of comprehensive instructions, covering 16 modules, of the management, technical and administrative series. All passed the final proctored examination of 50 questions and earned the designations of five CEHs and one REH. Modules were on; management philosophy style, communication, planning/organizing, staffing/staff development, continuous improvement, housekeeping techniques, work, chemical and pest controls, waste management, purchasing, accounting and budgets, microbiology, safety/security, interiors and laundry management.

Education is a top priority of the International Executive Housekeepers Association, Inc. to increase professionalism of the industry. Recent survey results show that IEHA educational programs significantly enhanced job skills and self-confidence. IEHA’s annual salary survey, showed that members with REH or CEH have a higher earning potential. REH designations increased earnings $20,000 more per year on average and CEH designations increased earnings $5,000 more per year on average, than members without such designations. The Return on Investment (ROI) from their IEHA education, 77 percent believed IEHA programs yielded 100 percent to 1,000 percent or greater ROI.

REH /CEH status is renewed every three years by examination or by submitting 30 hours of continued educational credit, requiring keeping abreast of cleaning trends and technology essential. IEHA also offers continuing education through its professional education credentialing programs (PECP), IEHA-sponsored seminars and workshops.

As a 36 years active IEHA member, attaining and maintaining the status of CEH for 35 continuous years resulted in the many benefits above that ensured for a long successful and rewarding career.

All in professional cleaning management are encouraged to attain certification, in the New Year 2011.

IMUA – Hauoli Makahiki Hou!
Rose Galera, C.E.H.

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