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SNP Professional Standards: Job Categories

The School Nutrition Programs (SNP) Professional Standards: Job Categories online training course.

Course Description

This California Department of Education (CDE) training provides an overview of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) SNP job categories. By the end of this training, participants should be able to define each of the three SNP job categories, identify which job category a given local educational agency employee fits into, and state why correct identification of job categories is important.

  • Course Number: 411
  • Training Length: 15 min
  • Certificate: Available at the end of the training
  • Target Audience: Food Service Director and Staff
  • Mandatory: No
  • Cost: Free
  • Date Recorded: January 2019

Training Introduction

Review this introductory video before beginning the SNP Professional Standards: Job Categories course

Online Course

Begin the SNP Professional Standards: Job Categories course

Referenced Resources

Crediting

  • Crediting: 0.25 hours
  • Key Area: Administration (3000)
    • Training Topic: Human Resources and Staff Training (3400)
      • Learning Objective: Training Plans and Tracking  (3430)

For more information on crediting, access the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) web document Professional Standards Learning Objectives External link opens in new window or tab. (PDF)

Additional Information

Contact Us

For questions regarding the course content, contact the professional standards team by email at ProfessionalStandards@cde.ca.gov.

Questions:   Professional Standards Team | ProfessionalStandards@cde.ca.gov
Last Reviewed: Tuesday, February 6, 2024
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