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Professional Standards Documentation

A certificate is not required to document completion of a training or webinar recording. Records that list the employee name, school building, training title, topic/objective, training source, date, and total training hours are appropriate to demonstrate training completion. The following resources can assist with documentation:


Webinars marked with asterisks (**) were part of the News to Know monthly webinar series.

Civil Rights

Finance and Program Information

Food Safety

Income Eligibility and Verification

Meal Program Claims

Menu Planning and Recipes

New Manager Resources


Professional Standards

School Breakfast Program

School Nutrition Training Modules

School Nutrition Training Modules are available on Iowa Learning Online Professional Development.

A certificate of completion will be issued when all assessment requirements are met. The topics and number of professional standards hours include:

  • Civil Rights (0.5)
  • Culinary (1.0)
  • Food Bars (0.5)
  • Food Labels (0.5)
  • Food Production Records (0.5)
  • Food Safety (2.0)
  • Introduction to Procurement (2.0)
  • Meal Counting (1.0)
  • Meal Pattern (1.5)
  • Offer Versus Serve (1.5)
  • Preschool Meal Pattern (1.5)
  • School Wellness Policy (1.0)
  • Standardized Recipes (1.0)
  • Smart Snacks in School (1.0)

School Wellness and Smart Snacks