SNAP Training Expectations for Retailers
Document containing SNAP Training Expectations for Newly Authorized Retailers.
SNAP Training Expectations
When you applied to accept Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits, you certified to an understanding of your responsibility to ensure that training be completed for all of the owners and employees (paid or unpaid, full-time or part-time, including family members) working in your store. We are reminding you of the SNAP training expectations, and of the available materials and resources to assist you in ensuring that your employees are following the rules.
We want to take this opportunity to provide you with information on where to locate SNAP training materials and remind you that store owners are responsible for ensuring that SNAP violations, such as exchanging SNAP benefits for cash or selling ineligible items, are not committed by employees. SNAP violations can result in criminal prosecution, fines and/or removal from SNAP and WIC.
We expect all SNAP authorized firms to have the ability to demonstrate that there is an established, operational compliance policy and program in place to prevent SNAP violations from occurring.
At a minimum an acceptable SNAP training program includes:
If you have any questions, please visit our FNS website at www.fns.usda.gov/snap .
USDA - Food and Nutrition Service (FNS)