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Certificate Program and Credentialing/SNS

Certificate Program

Have you been thinking about earning your SNA Certificate in School Nutrition? There is no time like the present!

Earning your SNA Certificate in School Nutrition shows your commitment to your profession and helps you stay current on the job.

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 (which includes the application) or visiting www.schoolnutrition.org/certificate for all the details.

3 Simple Steps to SNA’s Level 1 Certificate in School Nutrition

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 National Food Service Management Institute (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.

Visit www.schoolnutrition.org/certificate for all the details.

Credentialing Program/SNS

SNA established the School Nutrition Specialist (SNS) Credentialing Program in 1997 to enhance the professional image of school nutrition professionals, elevate professional standards and enhance individual performance.

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 SNS Credentialing Exam evaluates candidates’ knowledge and skills required to perform specific job activities related to managing or directing school nutrition programs. For more information see: https://schoolnutrition.org/Credentialing/ or How to Obtain your “SNS”