Exam Content and Knowledge Areas The SNS Credentialing Program entails the passing of a standardized national exam. The SNS exam tests candidates on the job competencies performed and knowledge needed by a School Nutrition Specialist. The exam covers 9 Content/Knowledge Areas. The following table shows each content/knowledge area and the percentage of exam questions taken from each area: CONTENT/KNOWLEDGE AREAS PERCENTAGE 1. Facilities, Technology and Equipment Management 5% 2. Financial Management 16% 3. Food Production and Operation Management 15% 4. Food Security, Sanitation, & Safety 14.5% 5. Human Resource Management 10% 6. Marketing and Communication 7% 7. Menu and Nutrition Management 17% 8. Procurement and Inventory Management 5.5% 9. Program Management and Accountability 10% Individuals who successfully pass the exam will be awarded the designation of School Nutrition Specialist (SNS).