Arkansas - Food service qualifications: Staff qualifications and professional development

Area: 
Staff Qualifications And Professional Development
Policy Type: 
Regulation
Summary: 

State law addresses certification or degree requirement for food service workers.

Arkansas 005 01 CARR 007 Certification and Continuing Professional Development of Child Nutrition Directors, Managers, and Workers

4.0 REQUIREMENTS FOR OBTAINING CHILD NUTRITION DIRECTOR CERTIFICATION

4.01 Directors Certification Requirements:

  • 4.01.1 Arkansas Department of Education-Child Nutrition Unit Certification Process -- Applicant must complete the following steps:

    • 4.01.1.1 Provide documentation of earning a High School Diploma or Graduation Equivalency Diploma (GED)

    • 4.01.1.2 Provide documentation of successful completion of one of the following advanced trainings: Manager Certification Training; or Certification as a Dietetic Technician, or Certified Dietary Manager, or Registered Dietitian; or Associate Degree in Foods/Nutrition or Food Service Management; or Bachelor's Degree in related field, i.e. Family & Consumer Sciences, Food Service Management, Hotel/restaurant Management, or Nutrition

    • 4.01.1.3 Successfully complete all course work for Child Nutrition Directors Certification Program

  • 4.01.2 School Nutrition Association (SNA) Certification Process -- Certification and Credentialing by the School Nutrition Association (SNA) will meet requirements established by that organization.


Arkansas 005 01 CARR 007 Certification and Continuing Professional Development of Child Nutrition Directors, Managers, and Workers

4.02.3 All local education agencies (LEA's) or school districts will be required to employ a certified Child Nutrition Director by July 1, 2006.


Arkansas 005 01 CARR 007 Certification and Continuing Professional Development of Child Nutrition Directors, Managers, and Workers

5.0 REQUIREMENTS FOR OBTAINING CHILD NUTRITION MANAGER CERTIFICATION

5.01 Managers Certification Requirements:

  • 5.01.1 Must have a high school diploma or Graduation Equivalency Diploma (GED)

  • 5.01.2 Must have the recommendation of the current employer, either the Child Nutrition Director and/or the Superintendent.

  • 5.01.3 Must successfully complete the ADE, CNU Managers Certification Program requirements.

  • 5.01.4 Must have completed one (1) school year on the job experience after completion of ADE, CNU Manager Certification Program fulfilling the duties and responsibilities as a Manager or Assistant Manager to be validated by immediate supervisor.

  • 5.01.5 Must have a recommendation for certification by immediate supervisor.

  • 5.01.6 No out-of-state certification will be accepted for Arkansas Certification of Child Nutrition Managers.


Arkansas 005 01 CARR 007 Certification and Continuing Professional Development of Child Nutrition Directors, Managers, and Workers

5.02.4 All local education agencies (LEA's) or school districts will be required to employ a certified Child Nutrition Manager(s) by July 1, 2006.

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