ATTENTION: SUPERINTENDENTS AND CHILD NUTRITION DIRECTORS
The Arkansas Department of Education (ADE), Child Nutrition
Unit is accepting applications for the 2019 Directors Certification Training.
This training is for new district Child Nutrition Directors who have attended
the prerequisite courses: Managers Part
1 and Part 2. Those new directors who
will attend the 2019 Culinary Directions Manager Part 2 Training in June may
also apply to attend the 2019 Directors Certification Training.
Child Nutrition Directors are required to be certified
through the ADE, Child Nutrition Unit when they are paid from the non-profit
food service account in Arkansas public and charter schools.
Please see the attached ADE Rules Governing the Certification of Child Nutrition
Directors and United
States Department of Agriculture Professional Standards for Directors
for more information on the requirements to become a certified director.
The 2019 Child Nutrition Directors Certification Training
will be held July 8-19, on the University of Central Arkansas (UCA) campus in
Conway, Arkansas, in the College of Business. Registration will be
Monday, July 8 from 9:30 am until 10:00 am. The first general session will begin at
10:00 am. All other classes will be held daily from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm,
and lunch will be provided each day.
Applicants will complete the Child Nutrition Directors
Training Application for Acceptance via Google:
The ADE, Child Nutrition Unit will review all
applications to ensure all requirements for education and recommendations are
The deadline to submit the Application for Acceptance is
May 3, 2019.
Once you have been accepted into the Directors Certification
Program, you will receive an acceptance letter by email with a link to complete
your registration. The registration fee of $325 will be paid to UCA
Outreach during the online registration process. Should you encounter any
problems with the registration process, please call Paula Myers at
UCA has made arrangements with several hotels in Conway
to provide lodging while the workshop is in session. Please check your
email confirmations for the list of recommended hotels. Participants must
make reservations with the hotel by June 1, 2019, to receive the discounted