Certification Overview



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There are three categories of requirements for TASN Certification:

  • Membership in TASN is a requirement for certification. If dues are not received thirty (30) days after the expiration date, the member shall automatically forfeit membership, certifications, and all other rights and privileges.

  • Work experience in school food service.

  • Required courses directly related to the school food service field.



There are five levels of achievement, with two additional grandfathered levels. The program progresses from basic skills to managerial and administrative responsibilities. Certain courses are required at each level of certification. The individual may select certain training courses that will enhance their job skills; however, some courses require a specific number of hours.

Classes taken from ICN must be School Nutrition related and have a professional standard code to be eligible for the TASN Certification program.

Certification Tracking Form PDF

USDA Professional Standards Codes and TASN Levels (PDF)

Note: This form is still under construction. Please contact TASN headquarters with any questions.
Certification Handbook PDF

Spanish Certification Handbook PDF



View the certification class schedule (click Here)

TASN members are also encouraged to participate in the School Nutrition Association Certification program and with careful course selection, members can become both TASN and SNA certified at the same time.

View SNA Certification Information at schoolnutrition.org
View ICN Online Training Opportunities Classes taken from ICN must be School Nutrition related and have a professional standard code to be eligible for the TASN Certification program.

Need an active Certification list or have questions?
Please email tatianam@tasn.net or call 512-371-0087 ext. 207.