Direct Certification and Direct Verification


Direct Certification is an electronic data-matching process​. It is Federally mandated and facilitated by the Nebraska Department of Education (NDE). Students are directly certified based on their participation in a qualifying program administered by the Nebraska Department of Health and Human (DHHS)​.


Direct Certification can increase participation in school meals​ and reduces the administrative burden of the school meals program meal applications.

Direct Certification Training

Updated May 24, 2024 8:16am