SNS Credentialing

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.

SNA’s School Nutrition Specialist (SNS) Credentialing program is governed by the Certificate and Credentialing Governing Council, an autonomous arm of the School Nutrition Association. The Governing Council members and SNA Credentialing Program Staff are solely responsible for the policies and administration of SNA’s Credentialing program.

How to Apply

  1. Download and use the SNS Credentialing Handbook & Application to register for the exam.
  2. Read the SNS Exam Preparation Tips  
  3. Purchase the SNS Study Guide (optional)

Location   Host/Meeting   Registration
Deadline
 
Exam Date  
Bowling Green, KY

 
KY SNA – Administrators Summit 08/24/2016 09/14/16
Phoenix, AZ

 
AZ SNA Annual Conference 09/02/2016 09/23/2016
Myrtle Beach, SC

 
SC SNA Annual Conference 09/22/2016 10/13/2016
Wichita, KS

 
SNA-KS Fall Conference (1-5pm) 09/30/2016 10/21/2016
Raleigh, NC

 
NCDPI SN Admin Conference 10/05/2016 10/26/2016
Rochester, NY

 
NYSNA State Conference 10/06/2016 10/27/2016
Arlington, VA

 
USDA/ State Agency Meeting 10/09/2016 10/31/2016
Independence, MO

 
MSNA Annual Conference 10/14/2016 11/4/2016
Tupelo, MS

 
MS SNA 10/19/2016 11/09/2016
Atlantic City, NJ

 
NJ SNA State Conference 10/20/2016 11/09/2016
Anaheim, CA

 
CA SNA State Conference 10/20/2016 11/10/2016
Philadelphia, PA

 
N.E. Regional Conference (PA SNA) 11/12/2016 12/02/2016
Orlando, FL

 
SNIC 01/05/2017 01/21/2017
Jekyll Island, GA

 
GA SNA State Conference 03/31/2017 04/20/2017

Now Available: SNS Study Guide & School Food and Nutrition Service Management Bundle  

As a special introductory offer, SNA is offering a SNS Preparation Resources Bundle which includes:

  • School Nutrition Specialist Credentialing Exam Study Guide – 2015 Edition  
  • School Food and Nutrition Service Management for the 21st Century – 6th Edition, authored by Dot Pannell-Martin & Julie A Boettger

Note: the preparation resources are also available separately in the SNA  Bookstore.

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