Certificate Program

SNA Certificate in School Nutrition

Big News for New Level 1 Applicants! The academic requirement of a High School Diploma/GED has been removed. Click here for more information!

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Take your career to the next level by earning your SNA Certificate in School Nutrition!

Why Should I Earn My Certificate?

With new professional standards coming from USDA, it’s more important than ever to invest in school nutrition training and education. Getting your Certificate in School Nutrition from SNA will give you a head start to prepare for professional standards.

Earning your Certificate in School Nutrition will:

  • Provide a career ladder you can use to advance in the field
  • Add credibility to your position and to your school's program
  • Enhance your professional image with supervisors, parents, and administrators
  • Stay current on the latest issues and solutions related to your job

SNA Certificate in School Nutrition – Program Guide (pdf)
Download the PDF guide to learn more about approved core courses and requirements to earn your SNA Certificate in School Nutrition.

Click here to see the initial requirements and download your application form.

SNA’s Certificate in School Nutrition Program is recognized as a leader in the child nutrition industry. The Program is based on the standards of practice and indicators in the Keys to Excellence that define nationally accepted standards for quality programs.

SNA is dedicated to:

  • Developing and encouraging the highest standards in school nutrition programs.
  • Providing educational opportunities to ensure the professional development of its members.
  • Encouraging life-long learning.

Questions? Email certsns@schoolnutrition.org or call SNA’s Service Center at (800) 877-8822 

* Note that SNA’s certification program has been re-named the SNA Certificate in School Nutrition program. Click here for FAQs related the name change

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