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Maintaining Your Certification

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NOTE: Fees for Certification Renewals, Trainer Certification Maintenance, and SNS Credential Maintenance can now be submitted online. You will need to select your renewal / maintenance option in the Shopping Cart. Individuals submitting fees (SNA Members and Non-Members) must log-in to receive the applicable rates.

  • Your SNA Level Certification is valid for one year. Three months before your certification is due to expire, SNA will send you (by mail) a letter and renewal form. It is your responsibility to renew your certification on time to avoid your certification being cancelled.
  • You must complete the required number of CEUs during your annual certification period.
  • Each individual who is certified is responsible for maintaining and keeping records of CEUs earned.
  • SNA will check proof of CEUs via a random audit. Only those chosen for the audit will be required to send in documentation of CEUs earned.
    Certification Level   
    Annual CEUs
    Level 16 CEUs
    Level 212 CEUs
    Level 318 CEUs
  • If you are selected for an audit, notification to send CEU documentation to SNA will be included in your annual renewal notice.
  • Submit to SNA the annual renewal fee with the renewal form at least four weeks prior to expiring.
  • After SNA reviews and approves your certification renewal, you will receive notification of approval. Please allow 4–6 weeks for your renewal to be processed.
  • To prove your active certification to your school district, you can easily access and print out a certificate by visiting My SNA at www.schoolnutrition.org.
  • If your renewal form is incomplete, you will receive a letter explaining what is required to become recertified.
  • In order to pay the member rate for the renewal fee, you must be an active SNA member during your entire certification period. If you are an inactive member at any point, you will be required to pay the non-member.

Maintaining Your Trainer Certification

  • Your SNA Trainer Certification is valid for three years.
  • You will maintain your Trainer Certification by paying an annual maintenance fee that will be assessed yearly—3 months prior to the anniversary date of your expiration date.
  • You also have to renew every 3 years and must teach at least 1 class within your 3 year period.
  • Three months prior to your Trainer Certification expiration date, SNA will mail you a letter and renewal application.
  • To renew, submit your renewal form, payment and documentation for the class which includes an agenda listing the objectives, date, time, location and class evaluation forms at least four weeks prior to expiring.
  • In order to pay the member rate for the renewal fee, you must be an active SNA member during your entire Trainer Certification period. If you are an inactive member for anytime, you will be required to pay the non-member rate.
  • After SNA reviews and approves your Trainer Certification renewal, you will receive notification of approval. Please allow 4–6 weeks for your renewal to be processed.
  • If your renewal form is incomplete, you will receive a letter explaining what is required to become recertified.

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