IFT Certified Food Scientist

Fast-track your career with CFS...As a Chicago Section IFT member, obtaining the CFS credential is a great way for you to demonstrate your professional commitment to lifelong learning and excellence as a food professional. If you’re a current food industry professional with a either a food science or a basic science degree, the CFS credential provides the perfect complement to your work experience and helps differentiate you from other job candidates. Attaining the CFS demonstrates to your employer a clear understanding of the interdisciplinary nature of food science and the real-world skills needed for a successful career.

CSIFT Events Qualify for IFT Certified Food Scientist (CFS) Recertification Contact Hours (CH)
IFT Certified Food Scientist Contact Hours

Qualify for 1.5 contact hours (CH) for each dinner meeting you attend and for 2 contact hours (CH) for each technical session you attend. Below are the upcoming events for contact hours.

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Technical Sessions

October 22, 2015 Technical Session
Regulatory Reflexes
April 21, 2016 Technical Session
The Clean Label Movement
Suppliers' Night 2016 Seminars

9:00 – 10:15 AM: Insights from Food Entrepreneurs

11:45 AM – 12:30 PM: FutureFood: Today's Innovation, Tomorrow's Dinner
Dinner Meetings

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December 5, 2017 Dinner Meeting
The Science of Food - What will the next 75 years look like and how can we positively impact the future
February 12, 2018 Dinner Meeting
A Evening with Next Gen Sequencing, or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love WGS
March 12, 2018 Dinner Meeting
Trends to Inspire and Flavors to Remember
April 9, 2018 Dinner Meeting
Scaling Flavor
May 14, 2018 Dinner Meeting
FSMA: Implementation and Impact on Global food Industry and role of FSPCA in Preventive Controls Education and Outreach
When can I take the CFS exam?

The CFS exam is offered several times a year. The next exam testing cycles are:

February 12 – March 3, 2018
Deadline to Apply: January 22, 2018

May 1 – 26, 2018
Deadline to Apply: April 10, 2018

August 9 – 27, 2018
Deadline to Apply: July 26, 2018

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The CFS examination is a computer-based exam offered at 5,000 Pearson VUE testing centers worldwide. To take an online tour of a Pearson Professional Center (PPC), please visit http://www.pearsonvue.com/ppc/


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