General CEU Guidelines

CEU Guidelines

    Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are required as proof of professional development for SNA’s Certificate in School Nutrition Program.

    • Individuals are responsible for maintaining documentation of all CEUs earned.
    • Core Requirements and Key Area Hours can be used for CEUs – CEUs cannot be used for Core Requirements or Key Area Hours.
    • CEUs are for Certificate Program renewal only.
    • CEUs must be completed or earned within the Certificate Program renewal period.
    • CEUs should reflect job-related growth experiences.
    • CEUs for SNA-sponsored events will be maintained in the SNA database.
    • All CEUs must be a minimum of one hour in length.

CEUs are required annually as indicated on the chart below:

Certificate Level

Annual CEUs

Member Annual Renewal Fee

Non-Member Annual Renewal Fee

Level 1

6 CEUs



Level 2

12 CEUs



Level 3

18 CEUs



*Fees are subject to change at any time.

CEU Documentation for Audits

SNA will notify individuals who are selected for an audit of the CEUs they need to submit. Below is a list of the types of CEU documentation accepted by SNA:

  • Certificates of Completion
  • Copies of Rosters
  • College/University Transcripts
  • Program Agendas
  • Program Books/Brochures
  • Registration Confirmation Letters
  • Conference Badges
  • Payment Receipts
  • MyAccount Transcript listing SNA-sponsored activities such as pre-conference and education sessions for ANC, LAC, SNIC, NLC, SNA Webinars and School Nutrition Magazine PDAs (3 passing)


Your SNA Certificate in School Nutrition is valid for one year. You must complete the required number of CEUs during your annual period. 

Ways to Earn CEUs

You can earn CEUs toward renewing your Certificate in School Nutrition in a variety of ways. Please review the CEU Suggestions List.

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