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Online Course

School Nutrition Programs Professional Standards:
Job Categories

Nutrition Services Division

Welcome to the California Department of Education (CDE) Nutrition Services Division School Nutrition Programs (SNP) Professional Standards: Job Categories online training course.

By completing this course, you will receive an overview of U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) job categories and gain an understanding of correctly categorizing SNP employees in California.
This course takes approximately 15 minutes to complete. Please allow enough time to complete the course in one sitting. You are required to complete every question, except those noted as "optional". At the end of the course, you will be asked to complete a short evaluation. You will then have access to a printable certificate of completion for your records. Completion of this course is not recorded until you select Submit on the final screen. By selecting Submit, you are acknowledging that you have attended the entire course video.

If you have technical difficulties or questions about the course content, contact the professional standards team by email at

Registration Information

 Your Contact Information:
The First Name, Last Name, and date of completion will appear on your training certificate. Therefore, to enhance the appearance of your certificate, use full names when entering your contact information. If you are currently participating in Child Nutrition Programs (CNP) in California, use the business or agency name that appears in Child Nutrition Information and Payment System (CNIPS) profile.
 Is your CNP operated outside of California?
 Select the category that best describes who is viewing this video.  
 Is this video being viewed by an individual or as a group?
Provide the URL to this online course to participants who would like a certificate of completion and instruct them to complete the certificate within the two to three weeks of taking the course.
Select Next to begin the course.