Hotel Ordinance Training and Certification

(832) 394-8803
1002 Washington Ave, 1st Floor
Houston, Texas 77002

The link for hoteliers includes FAQs, hosts the required signage available to download for free, and links to approved trainings and more. Houston is the first major U.S. city to require human trafficking training certification of hotels and motels after 4 years of negotiations with the hotel industry. The ordinance requires all hotels in the city of Houston to:

  • Require sex and labor trafficking training to all employees
  • Certify that the training was indeed provided to the city’s ARA Department
  • ARA Inspectors will enforce and visit all hotels annually
  • Post a mandated 11×17 city-developed sign in employee areas
  • Empowers the employee to report tips to the National Hotline and Houston Police
  • Provides list of pre-approved trainings to choose from, 1 available in 17 languages