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All about certification:  There are three levels to certification. (Click links for additional information where available)
  • Level 1    Requires 20 hours. Two-10- hour core courses.  Healthy Edge and Safety & Sanitation.  The NMSNA provides an easy way to get certified at Level One by simply registering and attending the 2 core classes offered at our Annual State Conference.
    *HS diploma/GED will be required beginning in July 1, 2012 for level 1.
  • Level 2 Requires HS diploma/GED and a total of 90 hours, 20 being your level 1 core courses and an additional 70 hours of training on specific key areas that pertain to your job.
  • Level 3 Requires HS diploma?GED and a total of 150 hours with 20 being your level 1 core courses and an additional 130 hours of training  on specific key areas that pertain to your job.
Certification Handbooks - Get the facts:  http://asfsa.org/certification
  • LEVEL 1-  Requirements:  Employee for 1 year in food service. The Healthy Edge 10 hour "core" course given by approved trainer. Safety & Sanitation 10 hour "core" course, approved by NMSNA.
    20 hours total
    *or approve HE and S&S college courses.  Diploma/GED beginning July 2012
  • LEVEL 2 -Requirements:  HS diploma/GED.  Employee for 1 year in food service. 20 hour "core courses" HE -S&S  Plus +
    20 Hours in Key Area 1—Operations
    15 Hours in Key Area 2—Nutrition
    20 Hours in Key Area 3—Administration
    15 Hours in Key Area 4—Communications/Marketing
    90 hours total
  • LEVEL 3  Requirements:  HS Diploma/GED, Employee for 1 year in food service 10 Hour Core  course -Healthy Edge and 10 Hour core course Safety & Sanitation.  Plus +
    35 Hours in Key Area 1—Operations
    35 Hours in Key Area 2—Nutrition
    45 Hours in Key Area 3—Administration AND Key Area 4—Communications/Marketing
    15 Hours of General Electives
    (Can complete courses in any of the four Key Areas)
    150 hours total
Conversion Table for College Credits (*must pertain to key areas)
  • 1 Credit Course = 15 Key Area Hours
  • 2 Credit Course = 30 Key Area Hours
  • 3 Credit Course = 45 Key Area Hours