General Information

TASN offers a state certification program for foodservice professionals in Texas recognized by state and federal agencies and organizations. Our certification program is based on a five level system beginning with basic safety and sanitation and advancing to human resources management, marketing, finances, and other crucial components of food service management. Many Texas school districts have chosen the TASN Certification Program as a basis for job placement, advancement, and pay increases.

Effective July 1, 2019 the TASN Level 1 requirements are:
TASN Level 1 Requirements: A total of 16 Hours & 1 year school food service experience
Required courses are:
4 hours Safety
4 hours Sanitation
4 hours Customer Service
4 hours recognizing a Reimbursable Meal

In addition, effective July 1, 2019, we have removed the requirement, that you must have half of your hours in class and half online. The new requirement is: You can achieve your total hours in any combination of in class or online hours.

TASN Managers Academy
The TASN Managers Academy is a four-part series of courses designed to improve the competencies, knowledge and skills of the cafeteria managers. Topics include but are not limited to eligibility guidance, counting and claiming, coordinated review effort, and other operational issues. The four sessions of this training series provides the highest level of management training available.

TASN Administrative Academy
The TASN Administrative Academy is an in-depth training for school foodservice directors. The Academy is designed to provide practical business skills for school food service administration. Invaluable resources are provided for all child nutrition directors, while also establishing a mentoring program and networking format throughout the state. The Academy offers a four-part series of comprehensive courses, covering eight key areas of school food service management.

Extended Learning Opportunities
Members have the opportunity to earn continuing education credit through certain self-study resources approved by TASN.

TASN Approved Training Opportunities
Members have the opportunity to earn continuing education credit through training online, at local meetings, and other opportunities approved by TASN.

Please note: when submitting your applications to TASN the process could take up to two weeks to receive your certificate and certification card.

Questions? Email or call 512-371-0087 ext. 207