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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.
NOTE: The current SNS exam does not include questions pertaining to the new USDA meal pattern standards.
The Certification and Credentialing Governing Council will begin updating the Menu and Nutrition Management content/knowledge area for the exam in late 2012 and the new exam reflecting the USDA final ruling will be administered beginning July 14, 2013.
Credentialing Exam Handbook
The SNS Credentialing Exam Handbook contains the:
- eligibility requirements
- application form
- sample questions
- content/knowledge areas
- exam study resource list
SNS CREDENTIALING EXAM DATES AND LOCATIONS
NOTE: Please download and use the SNS Credentialing Handbook to register for the exam.
| Location ||Registration|
| Barlett, NH||3/15/13||4/23/13||5/14/13|
| Ames, IA||4/12/13||5/21/13||6/10/13|
| Gatlinburg, TN||4/12/13||5/21/13||6/11/13|
| Centennial, CO||4/15/13||5/24/13||6/14/13|
| Houston, TX||4/17/13||5/26/13||6/16/13|
| Lexington, KY||5/7/13||5/27/13||6/17/13|
| Greensboro, NC||4/19/13||5/28/13||6/18/13|
| LaCrosse, WI||4/24/13||6/2/13||6/23/13|
| Tinley Park, IL||4/27/13||6/5/13||6/26/13|
| Grand Rapids, MI||4/27/13||6/5/13||6/26/13|
| Kansas City, MO||5/13/13||6/21/13||7/14/13|
| Worcester, MA||6/14/13||7/23/13||8/13/13|
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