Maintaining Your Certificate

Maintaining Your Certificate in School Nutrition

With USDA’s Professional Standards officially here, it is more important than ever that you maintain your SNA Certificate in School Nutrition. SNA has also re-organized the Certificate renewal process to align with USDA’s Professional Standards so effective July 1, 2015, the number of CEUs required to renew are based on USDA Professional Standards and your member type (see table below). You can also apply the CEUs for your SNA Certificate towards USDA’s Professional Standards annual training requirements.  

     
Certificate Level     Annual CEUs
Level 1 6 CEUs
Level 2 12 CEUs
Level 3 18 CEUs

*Fees are subject to change at any time. 

  • Your SNA Certificate is valid for one year. Three months before your certificate is due to expire, SNA will mail you a renewal form. It is your responsibility to renew on time to avoid your certificate being cancelled.
  • You must complete the required number of CEUs duringyour annual period.
  • Each individual 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. If youare selected for an audit, notification to send CEU documentation to SNA will be included in your annual renewal notice.
  • Submit your annual renewal fee with the renewal form to SNA at least four weeks prior to expiring.
  • After SNA reviews and approves your certificate renewal, you will receive notification of approval. Please allow 4–6 weeks for your renewal to beprocessed.
  • To show your school district that you obtained your certificate, you can print a copy from the My Account section of the website.
  • If your renewal form is incomplete, you will receive a letter explaining what is required to maintain your certificate.
  • In order to pay the member renewal rate, your SNA membership status must be active during your entire certificate period. If your membership status was inactive at any point, you will be required to pay the non-member rate.

Audit Information

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. If you are selected foran audit, a notification to send CEU documentation to SNA will be included inyour annual renewal notice.

Note: Although SNA strongly encourages certificate holders to meet the new annual renewal requirements, there is a 12 month transition period for those being audited. Until July 1, 2016 we will still accept the old program CEU requirements (Level 1 = 6 CEUs, Level 2 = 12 CEUs, Level 3 = 18 CEUs).

Below is a list of the type of CEU documentation accepted by SNA:

  • Tracking grids from conferences
  • Certificates of Completion
  • Copies of rosters
  • College/University transcripts
  • Program agendas
  • Program books/brochures
  • Registration confirmation letters
  • My Account (make active link) record listing SNA-sponsored activities such as pre-conference and education sessions for ANC, LAC, SNIC, NLC, and SchoolNutrition Magazine PDAs (3 passing)

RenewOnline:

You can now renew your SNA Certificate 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. To renew your Certificate please click here

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National Harbor, MD 20745
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