Please note: The certificate and the SNS credential are School Nutrition Association (SNA) programs. If you have specific questions regarding your certification and/or credential, please contact SNA at (800) 877-8822. You can download the Certificate in School Nutrition Program Guide and visit www.schoolnutrition.org/certificate for all the details about the Certificate Program.
SNA's Certificate Program
Have you been thinking about earning your SNA Certificate in School Nutrition? There is no time like the present!
Take the first step towards your Level 1, Level 2 or Level 3 certificate in School Nutrition by downloading the Certificate in School Nutrition Program Guide or visiting www.schoolnutrition.org/certificate for all the details.
It is easy to get started towards a Level 1 Certificate, with 3 simple steps:
STEP 1: Complete one 8-hour Nutrition Core Course and one 8-hour Food Safety Core Course. The Institute of Child Nutrition (www.nfsmi.org) * offers both 8 hour courses online and free of charge!
STEP 2: Send SNA a completed application, payment and Certificates of Completion.
STEP 3: THAT’S IT! SNA will send a letter confirming applicants that you have earned your Level 1 Certificate in School Nutrition and then you can share your success using the certificate program celebration tools at www.schoolnutrition.org/certificatesuccess.
* Do you or someone you know have trouble navigating websites? As an active member of FSNA you can visit the FSNA Members only webpage to download/print the Nutrition and Sanitation study courses approved by SNA for the Level 1 Certificate Program! Your Local Certification Chair will grade them and can provide the Certificates of Completion.
SNA's SNS Credentialing Program
The SNS credential is a mark of excellence and achievement that reflects what it takes to manage school nutrition programs in today's challenging climate. The exam evaluates candidates' knowledge and skills required to perform specific job activities related to managing and directing school nutrition programs. FSNA hosts free SNS Study Groups for active members and strives to host the SNS Exam at the annual meeting each year.
For more information regarding certification or the SNS credentialing program, please contact SNA by calling (800) 877-8822 or by visiting the Education & Professional Development page of the SNA website.