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.
Earning your Level 1, New Level 2, or Level 3, or Level 4 SNA Certificate in School Nutrition shows your commitment to your profession and helps you stay current on the job. SNA’s Certificate Program is based on the standards of practice in SNA’s Keys to Excellence Program and, SNA’s Certificate Program aligns with USDA Professional Standards.